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Special Episode 23 - Spring Equinox 2011

21st March, 1h 8m 6s, 62.4Mb

This is our Spring Holiday special for 2011. We start off with a plan, and finally bring you the Dryad story that we have been promising since Autumn last year! You can also hear 4 great pieces of music - one of which is a highly sought after preview from the Dolmen's forth-coming album 'Storm'. We finish off with some Listener Feedback, a promo for another great podcast and that'll do us - back in the driving seat again!

SP23 - Spring Equinox 2011

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Portcullis - Beltane

Portcullis

We first performed at Herstmonceux medieval Festival UK in 2001 with some other local musicians.

We met lots of interesting people, and quickly developed a passion for re-enacting as Medieval Minstrels/Troubadours.
In 2003 we formed Portcullis, and Jason began to put our CD together, which was released in 2004.

We have performed at England's Medieval Festival  at Herstomonceux castle for nine years,and have entertained at weddings, banquets and garden parties.

 

Some of the instruments Jason plays include:
Mandola, mandolin, Bazouki (mando/cello) and drums. Susie sings and plays recorders. Haydon is our full time drummer, and at 12 years old does a fantastic job.
Our music and costume has an Arthurian feel to it, and  relates to 13th/14th century England.

You can find out more about Portcullis on their Myspace page or on their Contributor page.

During the show we say that Portcullis performed for us in Episode SP21, but in true fashion for us - we were wrong! :) They were kind enough to let us play The King's Return in Episode SP20.

Dryad - Deborah Shinegarden

Deborah Shinegarden

Dryad is the story of a Tree Spirit that falls in love with the music and the music of a mortal man. Deborah has been a long-term listener and friend to the show and we are proud to showcase this work of fiction for her. She is in the proicess of writing a novel set in 5th Century Wales.

We can't wait for that one! Thank you and good luck, Debs!

 

Spring Love - Jenna Greene

Jenna Greene

Greene Lady Music was founded by husband and wife team Doug and Jenna Greene to produce and promote Jenna’s original music and to teach people the holistic healing power of music. 

Jenna Greene is a Celtic Pagan singer-songwriter and harpist. Her songs are inspired by hope and healing, following bliss, nature mythology, the law of attraction and the little miracles in everyday life.

 

She believes that music, nature and ritual are an empowering combination. Deeply influenced by the works of Joseph Campbell, she has studied world mythology and weaves these universal themes into her music.

 

Doug Greene is a sound healer and a true Aquarian, ever questing for deeper knowledge. He has intensively studied the works of Dr. Mitch Gaynor and mythologist Joseph Campbell. He brings together the wisdom of these two teachers in a refreshing and thought-provoking way. His recent studies have led him to explore the world of cellular biology and how our minds and music effect our bodies in profound ways. For over 30 years, he has been involved in ritual arts and performance arts including theater, sound and lighting design, orchestra and co-producing Jenna's debut album Crossroads.

Jenna can be found on Myspace, but her own website provides lots of useful information. You can find out more details about Jenna on her Contributor page on this website.

 

Danny Boy by The Dolmen

The Dolmen

An all original set both musically and in character, their pumping rhythms derive from the best ingredients of Celtic and deep Folk, bathed in the surf of Piratical Rock. Far from the expected, The Dolmen has proudly developed an identity that puts them in their own musically unique area. They have toured and covered most of the major venues including 3 years at Glastonbury Festival amongst many others UK Festivals. Due to a recent increase of popularity in mainland Europe and the USA, the last year has witnessed the American manufacture and distribution of CD's abroad.


 

THE DOLMEN … A Storm is about to hit Europe. Every so often, a band comes out of the Celtic heartlands, takes the musical audience by the throat and shakes it hard. And guess what, it’s about to happen again. The ever popular Celtic Folk-Rock scene in the UK has served up a real rough diamond, THE DOLMEN, a gig-hardened bunch of piratical rebel-rousers from the clan-lands, whose music and live performances have become the stuff of tribal legend, being both unique and very addictive. In 2011 they take this raw energy to mainland Europe. We are very proud to bring you a preview of their new Storm album with this track, Danny Boy.

You can find out more about The Dolmen on their website at The Dolmen or on our Contributor Page.

 

Song of Awen by Damh the Bard

Damh the Bard

We can do no better than finish the show with Damh singing us out with a track from his latest album, and his first live album, As Nature Intended - The Song of Awen. Damh is a modern-day Bard whose spirituality, and love of folk tradition, is expressed through his music, storytelling and poetry. Drawing on the Bardic traditions his performances are both entertaining and educational, weaving a tapestry of myth, peace, and anthems that speak directly to the heart, but never without a good splash of humour.

 

Damh is a musical storyteller who works within the world of myth that cannot be proved; where the Faerie really do dance on Midsummer's Eve, where the trees talk, and the Hollow Hills take you into the realms of Annwn. Where the Goddess rides her horse, guiding you to magic, and the Horned God of old calls us from the shadows of the Greenwood. So relax, and let the music take you there. [source]

You can find out more about Damh on his website at Pagan Music or on our Contributor Page. You can find out more about the Order of Bards, Ovates and Druids that he represents on their website at druidry.org.

Listener Feedback

We listen to some feedback from Annie, who being blind, tells us of some problems she is having with the website and helps us with out Gaeilge. Thank you Annie. Annie is also well-known for her Celtic music and you will be able to hear some of her wonderful vocals in later shows.

Promo - Bo On The Go!

Bo on the Go Podshow

Bo on the Go Podshow

Hitch-hiking his way through the spiritual realm, Bo talks to practitioners from many different sacred and magical paths so that you don't have to. Great show that you can find on the Bo on the Go website.

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

Special Thanks

Cameo Performance: Rebekah Walters :)

For incidental music:

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

Kim Robertson, Angels in Disguise. See her Contributor page for more details.

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

Pascal Ser'Jacobs, Vagues d'air from the album The Loop Is. See the Contributor page for more details.

Annie B. Jamieson, Pigeon on the Gate from Songhenge.

AKAJULES, Concerns from the album, Whenever it Happens. See his Contributor page for details.

Ant Neely, Every Boy Needs a Hero from the album, Not fit for Human Consumption. See his Contributor page for details.

Alizbar And Ann Sannat, Siul a Run from Songhenge. See their website or their Contributor page for more details.

Zero Project, The Crusader's Return from his album, Fairytale 2, and Nocturne from the album Autumn Prelude. See his website or the Contributor Page for more details.

Greendjohn, The Journey Home from the album Nights & Days. See his website or the Contributor page for more details.

Giorgio Campagnano, The Darkness from his album The Grand. See the website or his Contributor page for more details.

Avel Glas, Suite Irlandaise from the album Vent Bleu. See their website or their Contributor page for more details.

 

Extra Special Thanks for Unrestricted Access

As always, 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'

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

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

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.

Additional Sources

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

Go Raibh Mile Maith Agaibh to you all! (May you have a thousand good things!)

 
    
   

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