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Special Episode 07 Christmas Music Special 1


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Come and share with us in our great Christmas Party!

In this our first music special, we bring you some great music as well as a poem from the Book of Taliesin. You'll hear moving Irish music from Danny Quinn, Samantha Gillogly and the Logues, some etheral Faery music from Karen Kay and Faeries Wear Boots. There's also some great rocking music from Orient Xpress, Thinker and Tinkerscuss.

Full show notes, details and Contributor pages over at our main Website at http://celticmythpodshow.com/christmas2008

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We hope you enjoy it!

Gary & Ruthie x x

Released: 3rd January 2009, 42m

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News & Views

We talk about a new Asatru pagan cemetery in Denmark and celebrate the anniversary of Tolkien's Birthday. Pop along and see the Tolkien Wiki for more details.

 

Da Day Dawn

by Samantha Gillogly

Samantha Gillogly

Born in Los Angeles, violinist/violist/composer Samantha Gillogly began her musical training at age six on the island of Martha's Vineyard. Fluent in an extensive list of standard classical repertoire, from Adams to Zelenka, she is also an avid fan and performer of traditional and crossover music employing such styles as Celtic, Bluegrass, Gypsy and Scandinavian fiddle, as well as jazz and improvisation.

When not practicing, performing, or composing, Gillogly’s off hours are spent writing fiction, non-fiction, poetry, and experimenting in painting, drawing and calligraphy. She is a published writer in multiple formats, and has been a contributing critic to The Green Man Review, an online arts and culture magazine. Her favorite culinary pursuit is brewing her infamous triple-espresso coffee, known to those who've dared taste it as "Viola Varnish".

Gillogly performs on a French 1860 Charles Simonin violin.

You can find out more about Samantha on Myspace or our Contributor Page.

 

Danny Boy

by Danny Quinn

Danny Quinn

Danny Quinn has been a performer of Irish & American folk music for nearly three decades. He has entertained throughout the U.S., Canada, Ireland and England at concerts, coffee houses, festivals, corporate events and pubs. Since 1979 he has shared the stage with or opened for renowned artists such as the Clancy Brothers, Tom Chapin, Peter Yarrow, Robbie O'Connell, the Makem & Spain Brothers, John Prine, David Mallett, Walt Michael, Eilleen Ivers, The Chieftains and many others. For over twenty years Danny toured nationally with the legendary Tommy Makem.

Find out more about the Danny on his website, his Myspace page or on our Contributor Page.

 

Midsummer Night's Dream

by Karen Kay & Michael Tingle

Karen Kay & Michael Tingle

Karen says: I live literally at the ends of the earth in magical mystical Cornwall. I love the sea and lush green nature. The stunning scenery inspires my music and meditations. I love to create and express myself using my voice. I hope you will enjoy my creations.

She is also the editor and founder of Fae Magazine. A new magazine for faery fans in the UK, rest of Europe and around the faery world!

You can find out more about Karen on her website, Michael on his website or our Contributor Page.

 

King for a Thousand Years

by Orient XPress

Rob Cole

Orient Xpress is a transCaucasian Indie Guitar band with Azeri passion, Irish soul, Essex Blag, Polish spirit, and a whole heap of loveliness. The sort of band that a 15yo crazy will love but his mum will too (from their Myspace page). You can find out more about Orient Xpress on their Contributor page

 

The Chair of Cerridwen

Sacred Texts

Cerridwen

From The Book of Taliesin on Sacred Texts, taken from the Four Ancient Books of Wales by William F. Skene.

 

The Balefire Song

by Tinkerscuss

Tinkerscuss are sisters Erin and Bryony Holden who live in the north Gloucestershire village of Bourton-on-the-Water. They are renowned for songs that are dark and eerie along with the more traditional ‘Celtic’ pieces. The combination of Bryony's rich, resonant vocals and Erin's modal guitar style will enthral, bespell and wrap the listener in the mists of myth and legend.

You can find out more details about Tinkerscuss on Myspace or on their Contributor Page on our website. 

 

This Song

by Thinker

Thinker

Thinker are a 3-piece folk-indie band from the South of the UK. They call themselves folk-indie, but only because they are acoustic led and have a fiddle; in reality it is difficult to categorise music which draws on Irish, English, Punk and Indie influences.

Over the past year they have played across the South coast, from London to Cornwall, playing many festivals in the Summer, and with friends and acts like 3 Daft Monkeys.

With a growing following and reputation for song writing, musicianship and performance, Thinker are keen to build on their achievements, and bring their music to audiences old and new in 2009.

You can find out more details about Thinker on Myspace or on their Contributor Page on our website.

 

The Faery Dance

by Faeries Wear Boots

Trooping

Born just weeks apart, with a mutual love of all things dark, gothic, shiny, folky, and fae, it was inevitable that Chrissie and Polly would eventually come together to form Faeries Wear Boots, a modern melting-pot of the darker elements of British and Irish folk music and lore with pretty tunes, driving beats, and of course, very big boots. Soon they were joined by Chrissie's father, Andrew, and (when he wasn't busy being a rock star) her brother Robby and the Faeries Wear Boots line up was complete...

Described by one festival organizer as ‘faeries with attitude’, Faeries Wear Boots continue to go from strength to strength as they win over audiences with their captivating tunes and fantastical faerie attire. ...

Already Faeries Wear Boots have been asked to support Scottish songstress Isla Sinclair, and have played alongside Pagan-Folk and Faery artists such as Omnia, Daughters of Gaia, The Dolmen, Wendy Rule and Elfin Spiral.

You can find out more details about Faeries Wear Boots on their Website or on their Contributor Page on our website.

 

Poitin Valley

by The Logues

Logues

The Logues began some time at the start of 2006 when 'Bobby' (Banjo/Guitar) was pissed in one of Castlederg’s finest drinking establishments, the Town House, and for some reason thought it would be a good idea to book a non-existent, nameless band with no members for St. Paddy's day. The incident went forgotten in his mind until a couple of weeks before St. Paddy's day when it was too late to back out. He rounded the rest of us up without much fuss, having known each other from school, and we started practicing on the 16h of March. The next day went surprisingly well and we haven’t stopped since. We also needed a band name so we named ourselves after our bass/singer/tin whistler, Justin Logue, like a culchie Bon Jovi.

I suppose you could call it Irish folk rock or as I prefer, drinking music, or music you could punch your mother to.

Either way we hope you enjoy our stuff. We’re currently recording an album and will be hitting your local in the next year or two.

You can find out more details about Faeries Wear Boots on their Myspace page or on their Contributor page on this website.

 

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Special Thanks

For incidental music:

II. Largo from CONCERTO GROSSO MOTO PERPETUO pour 2 Violons, Cello Orchestre by Tavola Rustica See the Contributor Page page for more details.

Diane Arkenstone The Secret Garden. See the Contributor Page for details.

Kim Robertson, Angels in Disguise. See the Contributor Page for more details.

Jigger, Time Ticks Away. See the Contributor Page for more details.

 

For our Theme Music:

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

 

Additional Sources

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

 

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.

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