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Special Episode 24 - The Chatterbox Show 2011

9th April, 55m 46s, 51.1Mb

This is the Chatterbox Show. We've got so much to talk about, so much to tell you that we thought instead of bringing you dribs and drabs here and there that we'd bring you a different type of show. This one is an informal chat where we talk about some of the national news that's going on around us, some of our plans for the coming year, what's happening with the show and where we would like to go with it. On top of all this you can also hear five fantastic pieces of music, including one track from the group that we now play with - the Pentacle Drummers. And as if that wasn't enough - we finish off with a competition for a one-off, unique prize! We loved making the show and hope that you have just as much fun listening to it!

SP24 - The Chatterbox Show 2011

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Anne McWiden - The Ballard of Glencoe

Anne McWiden

Anne McWiden is a very talented musican and solo artist. She plays keyboard, flute, tin whistles, and sings. McWiden began her musical journey at the age of 9. From there, her father intruduced her to Celtic music.

What makes Annie even more exceptional is the fact that she was born blind. While it has made things difficult as an artist, she's worked hard to excel in the field. She sings Gaelic and English traditional songs from both Ireland and Scotland.

Look forward to more from Annie in future shows!

 

We talk about the forth-coming Bardic course from the B.D.O. (British Druid Order) who can be found at the British Druid Order website. We also mention the O.B.O.D. (the Order of Bards, Ovates and Druids) who can be found at the OBOD website.

The Spirit of Albion - the Movie

Poster for the Spirit of Albion Play

We also talk about the astounding story that has sprung from Damh the Bard's amazing song The Spirit of Albion. We talk about how it became a play, a one-off performance for Witchfest International in 2010 and is now being filmed as a feature length movie. You can see photos from the Archway Theatre Young Adults' Spirit of Albion play on their website.

The directiorial genius behind this move is Gary Andrews and you can find out more about him, his work and The Spirit of Albion at the movie website, www.thespiritofalbionthemovie.com.

The Spirit of Albion (Live) - Damh the Bard

Damh helping the Young Adults learn the Songs for the play

To complement the chat about the new movie we bring you Damh's wonderful track the Spirit of Albion. This is from his new and first Live album, As Nature Intended which was coincidentaly recorded at the Fairfax Halls in Croydon where this year's Witchfest International also took place! Here you can see Damh helping the Archway Theatre learn the songs they are going to be singing in their version of the play.

 

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]

Learn more about Damh on his website or on our Contributor Page.

Damh the Bard

We also talk about potential De-foresting of the United Kingdom as well as the proposed removal of the May Day Bank Holiday. We also bewail the lack of all the Celtic Cultures on the UK census.

Faerie Festivals

Avalon Fairy Ball

And that's not including the hundreds of Faerie festivals that happen across pond!

 

 

Faerieworlds: The Experience from Unreal Classy on Vimeo.

Brighid - Kelliana

Kellianna

Kellianna is an accomplished musician and performer worldwide. Her CD's , Lady Moon and I Walk with the Goddess are being recognized around the globe as a must have for any lover of Goddess inspired folk music. Her live shows are a combination of acoustic guitar songs and chants to the God and Goddess.

She is a certified teacher of SpiritSong, a powerful tool for freeing your voice, for accessing the authentic sound that is you, and for entering into Spirit. Kellianna was trained by Shawna Carol in facilitating this unique approach to spiritual growth. Kellianna facillitates chant circles at festivals and shops all over the states She is a collector of chants and takes great joy in sharing these chants in her circles. She is experienced in the art of ritual chant, and uses the song to move energy, to celebrate the ancient mysteries, and to strengthen intention.

 

Learn more about Kellianna on her website or on her Contributor Page.

We then talk Gary's health and social media and the fact that Facebook seems to be the most popular at the moment. We then chat about both of us playing drums with the Pentacle Drummers, and tatters jackets and the folk origins of the Pentacle. We talk about our hopes of travelling and bringing you interviews and shows from other places. We point you to the Mailing List box on the front page of our website and ensure you that your information remains confidential.

The Pentacle Drummers - Off the Rails

The Bass end of the line

The Bass end of the line

Da Boyz!

The other end

The Clever End of the Line

The Middle of the line

The Middle :)

Hunter's Moon

The Hunter's Moon Border Morris Side

"The Pentacle Drummers from Eastbourne, East Sussex were a small group founded in 2001 to perform at the Lammas Festival to accompany the Eastbourne Giants, 'Herne the Hunter' and 'Andred', Saxon Goddess of the Weald. We have since grown from a small group to a troupe in excess of twenty.

"We are delighted to be associated with the Giants and will always 'beat a path' for them at various parades and fayres. We are thrilled to continue to appear with the Giants at the Michelham Priory and Herstmonceux Medieval Festivals where we also lead the soldiers to their re-enactment battles.

"The Pentacle Drummers actively support Eastbourne Bonfire Society at bonfires throughout Sussex but are happy to appear on our own or in support of other Bonfire Societies when invited!"

You can also hear the powerful track Off the Rails, which is a new track for you!

You can find out more about The Drummers on their website at The Pentacle Drummers or on their Contributor Page.

We then move on to talk about our plans for the show in the coming year. a Summary Show for the Irish Mythological Cycle and a preview show for our new Season, Welsh Mythology and a Special Show about the Spirit of Albion movie. We bring you some ideas about the nature of the stories you'll be hearing from some fabulous modern-day authors.

The Sons and Daughters (of Robin Hood) by Damh the Bard

Sons and Daughters

We can do no better than finish the show with Damh singing us out with (as far as we know) his first single - a protest track against the selling of our forests, called The Sons & Daughters (of Robin Hood). Bardic satire at its best!

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 buy this single at iTunes, CD Baby or Amazon.


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.

We also set a competition with a special one-off, unique prize!

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

 

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.

 

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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