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CMP047 Blood on the Land


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A hideous and horrific act occurs and the Irish High King suffers a grave insult..

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Show Summary:

 

Nissien and Efnissien arrive home from Rome and Efnissien discovers that the marriage between Branwen and the Irish King Matholwch has been arranged without his knowledge or presence. He feels he has suffered a great insult and exacts a most horrific revenge.

This episode is the 5th episode of the Second Branch of the Mabinogi.

Full Show-notes, with sources and credits, can be found on our main Website at http://celticmythpodshow.com/bloodontheland

Show Summary:

Running Order:

  • Intro 0:34
  • News and Views 1:10
  • Recap 2:56
  • Story 4:27
  • Listener Feedback - Chris 19:50
  • Promo - Crone's Porch Podcast 21:06
  • The Stones and Bones of Albion - Damh the Bard 22:58

We hope you enjoy it!

Gary & Ruthie x x x

Released: 18 May 2020, 31m


News & Views

We talk about all of the online concerts and other musical entertainments that can be found online, mostly on Facebook. We mention that Damh the Bard hosts his House Concerts roughly every two weeks. More details can be found on his Facebook page. You can follow Spiral Dance, Celia and Tuatha Dea on Facebook to see their house concerts.

Names Used in this Story

Listed in order of appearance

  • Branwen
  • Matholwch
  • Brân
  • Prydein
  • Nissien
  • Efnissien
  • Aberffraw
  • Erin
  • Idig, son of Anarawd
  • Heveydd Hir
  • Manawydan, son of Llŷr
  • Unig Strong-shoulder
  • Ardudwy


Promo - Crone's Porch Podcast

Crone's Porch

Hail and welcome! 2 Queer ass people talking to and about crones wherever that takes us. A podcast about paganism, magick and the Crone path. We discuss crones, magickal practices, mythology, history, pagan Queerness, and whatever else comes to mind. Come for the conversation, stay because we're so damn delightful! You can find the show on Anchor Podcasts or stream the Podcast directly from Spotify.

 

Music: The Stones and Bones of Albion

by Damh the Bard

Y Mabinogi: Third Branch

Y Mabinogi: Third Branch

This is a retelling of the Third Branch of Y Mabinogi, the third of four albums that will tell The Four Branches. First written down in the Middle Ages by Christian Monks, and first translated into the English language by Lady Charlotte Guest in the mid 1800s, these tales are a part of the Matter of Britain itself. Although Damh has added dramatic decoration to the translation, these additions are based on current academic research, and he has remained faithful to the original tale throughout. When you listen for the first time, try to find some time for yourself and listen to the double album in its entirety. Let Damh tell you now of the Matter of Britain, of castles and curses, of the Otherworld, magic, and Pagan Lore.

You can find out more about Damh the Bard and where to buy his albums on his Website or on our Contributor Page.

 

Listener Feedback

Chris

We play some great feedback from Chris and wish her well with her project.

Thank you so much!

 

Sources used in this Episode

Mabinogi Study: Enlivening Y Mabinogi, Welsh Pronounciation for the Mabinogi

The Four Branches of the Mabinogi, by Will Parker, Bardic Press, ISBN 978-0974566757

Irish Influence on Medieval Welsh Literature, by Patrick Sims-Williams. Oxford, ISBN 978-0199588657

Bullfinch's Mythology, The Celts, section 8.

The Mabinogion, Sioned Davies, Oxford, 2007, ISBN 978-0-19-283242

The Mabinogion, Jeffrey Gantz, Penguin, 1976, ISBN 0-14-044322-3

The Mabinogion, Gwyn Jones & Thomas Jones, Dent & Dutton, 1977, ISBN 0-460-01097-2. Can also be found online at www.donaldcorrell.com

Branwen, Daughter of Llyr, Lady Charlotte Guest, Mary Jones

Branwen, Daughter of Llyr, Lady Charlotte Guest, 1877, Sacred Texts

The Mabinogion, Lady Charlotte Guest, 1849, Project Gutenberg

The Mabinogi of Branwen, W. M. Parker, mabiongi.net. Notes at mabinogion.info

Tales from the Mabinogion, Gwyn Thomas & Kevin Crossley-Holland, Gollancz, 1984, ISBN 0-575-03531-5

Celtic Myths & Legends, p.147ff, Michael Foss, Selectabook Ltd., 1998, ISBN 0-75252-402-X

The Children of Llyr, Evangeline Walton, Del Rey, 1972, ISBN 978-0345097392

Encyclopaedia of Celtic Wisdom, p.117, 156, Caitlin & John Matthews, Element, 1994, ISBN 1-85230-560-6

The Celts, p.211, Frank Delaney, Grafton, 1989, ISBN 0-586-20349-4

Women in Celtic Myth, Moyra Caldecott, Arrow, ISBN 0-09-955920-X

Celtic Heritage, p.41 ff, Alwyn & Brinley Rees, Thames & Hudson, 1978, ISBN 978-0500110089

Pagan Celtic Britain, p.288, Anne Ross, Constable, 1967, ISBN 0-09-472330-3

'Myth in the Mabiogion', from A Celtic Reader, p.151, John Matthews, Aquarian, ISBN 0-85030-935-2

Celtic Myths and Legends, p.356 ff, T. W. Rolleston, 1995, ISBN 978-1859580066

Celtic Folklore: Welsh & Manx Vol.2, pp 499ff, John Rhys, Wildwood House, 1980, ISBN 0-7045-0406-5

The White Goddess, p.215ff, Robert Graves, Faber, 1952

And, of course, the Awen - inspiration and imagination!

 

Huge Thanks to Special Guest Actors

Greg Draven

Greg Draven

Greg, a super friend of ours, takes on the role of the twins, Nissien and Efnissien in this show. You can find out more about Greg and his work on our Contributor page.

Jordan Rooney

Our grand-daughter's father and a great friend of ours, Jordan takes the role of an Irish stable-boy in this episode.

Ian Graham

Ian, another great friend, takes on the role of Matholwch in this episode.

Ed Ashman

Ed

Our talented son takes on the role of the second Irish noble in this tale.

Ray Robins

Ray Robins

Our good friend Ray plays the part of the first Irish noble in this episode.

Ruthie

Cerri Lee

Ruthie

Our very own Ruthie, playing the role of Branwen.

Morgan Colcombe

Morgan

Our fabulous son, Morgan, takes on the role of Idig, one of Brân's trusted companions.

Adam Ranger

Adam Ranger

Adam Ranger

Adam, a great friend of ours, takes on the role of Bran in this show. You can find out more about Adam and his work on our Contributor page.

Damh the Bard

Damh the Bard

Damh the Bard

Damh, taking on the role of Manawydan in this episode of our re-telling of the Second Branch. You can find out more about Damh and his work on his website at paganmusic.co.uk or on our Contributor page.

 

 

Special Thanks

For Creative Commons Incidental Music

Eyes Gone Wrong, Future Gladiator, Friday Morning by Kevin McLeod, Incompetech

Romance by Cyberlink, from All Podsafe Music

J Underburg, The Battle, Podsafe Audio

Audionautix for House of Evil. See their website for details.

TITLE3 by ARTIST3

Steelhead free by Logan, Music for Makers

Diane Arkenstone The Secret Garden. See her Contributor page for details.

Kim Robertson The Hangman's Noose. See her Contributor page for details.

Jigger Time Ticks Away. See her Contributor page for details.

 

For our Theme Music

The Skylark and Haghole, the brilliant Culann's Hounds. See their Contributor page for details.

 

Extra Special Thanks for Unrestricted Access to Wonderful Music

(in Alphabetic order)

Anne Roos Extra Special thanks go for permission to use any of her masterful music to Anne Roos. You can find out more about Anne on her website or on her Contributor page.

Caera Extra Special thanks go for permission to any of her evocative harping and Gaelic singing to Caera. You can find out more about Caera on her website or on her Contributor Page.

Celia Extra Special Thanks go for permission to use any of her wonderful music to Celia Farran. You can find out more about Celia on her website or on her Contributor Page.

Damh the Bard Extra Special thanks go to Damh the Bard for his permission to use any of his music on the Show. You can find out more about Damh (Dave) on his website or on his Contributor page.

The Dolmen Extra Special thanks also go to The Dolmen, for their permission to use any of their fantastic Celtic Folk/Rock music on the Show. You can find out more about The Dolmen on their website or on our Contributor page.

Keltoria Extra Special thanks go for permission to use any of their inspired music to Keltoria. You can find out more about Keltoria on their website or on their Contributor page.

Kevin Skinner Extra Special thanks go for permission to use any of his superb music to Kevin Skinner. You can find out more about Kevin on his website or on his Contributor page.

Phil Thornton Extra Special Thanks go for permission to use any of his astounding ambient music to the Sonic Sorcerer himself, Phil Thornton. You can find out more about Phil on his website or on his Contributor Page.

S.J. Tucker Extra Special thanks go to Sooj for her permission to use any of her superb music. You can find out more about Sooj on her website or on her Contributor page.

Spiral Dance Extra Special thanks go for permission to use Adrienne and the band to use any of their music in the show. You can find out more about Spiral Dance on their website or on their Contributor page.

We'd like to wish you 'Hwyl fawr!', which is Welsh for Goodbye and have fun, or more literally Wishing a Good Mood on you!


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