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CMP048 The Cauldron of Rebirth


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The High King Bran makes a unparalleled offer to recompense the Irish King's great injury

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Matholwch accepts the honour price that Bran offers him but Bran soon realises that the Irish King is still not truly happy. The Welsh King comes up with an honour price higher than any ever paid before to ease the heart of the Irish King.

This episode is the 6th 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/cauldron

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Gary & Ruthie x x x

Released: 25 May 2020, 28m


News & Views

We talk English Heriatge streaming the midsummer sunrise live on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/events/581183132524229/ on June 21st.

We also mention the virtual tour of Stonehenge and the night sky alignments that are available at https://www.english-heritage.org.uk/visit/places/stonehenge/

Names Used in this Story

Listed in order of appearance

  • Manawydan
  • Matholwch
  • Brân
  • Erin
  • Branwen
  • Llŷr
  • Nissien
  • Tal Y Bolyn
  • Efnissien
  • Llasar Llaes Gyfewid
  • Kymidei Kymeinvoll
  • Lughnasadh
  • Fomori


Music: Spirit of the Trees

by Blanche Rowen and Mike Gulston

The Dance Goes On

The Dance Goes On

Trees have their own characters and symbolic personalities. Maria Cunningham's song celebrates nine trees familiar from woodland and legend. The Dance Goes On is an album to dance you round the turning year, with songs celebrating each season, the land we live in, and our mediæval heritage. [source]

You can find out more about Blanche and Mike and where to buy their music on Bandcamp or on our Contributor Page.

 

Sources used in this Episode

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

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.

Ian Graham

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

Lorna Graham

Lorna Graham

Lorna, a great friend of ours, takes on the role of the first Irish Noble in this episode.

Ed Ashman

Ed

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

Ruthie

Ruthie Colcombe

Ruthie

Our very own Ruthie, playing the role of Branwen.

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.

Special Thanks

For Creative Commons Incidental Music

Bittersweet and Brittle Rille Reunited, by Kevin McLeod, Incompetech

Journey's End, Meant for More, Sunshower free, and Upside Down by Logan, Music for Makers

Before the Storm from Journey to the Middle Ages, Alexander Nakarada

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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