Catch up with all our latest news in the Chatterbox Show
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!
We apologise for the poor quality of the audio in this show.
Full Show-notes, with all credits, can be found on our main Website at http://celticmythpodshow.com/chatterbox
We hope you enjoy it!
Gary & Ruthie x x x
Released: 9th April 2011, 56m
by 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.
This song is called "She's Your Granny!" and we read out the English version in the AppExtra. For those without the App, you can find lyrics on this lyrics site. It's interesting to note that the word they translate as Granny is 'cailleach', which also means widow, old woman, crone, elder and so on and is of particular interest as we looked at the Celtic Hag Goddess in SP15 - Samhain 2009.
You can find out more about Anne McWiden on her Contributor Page.
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.
by Gary Andrews
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 directorial 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.
by Damh the Bard
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 coincidentally 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.
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.
And that's not including the hundreds of Faerie festivals that happen across pond!
Kellianna is an accomplished musician and performer worldwide. Her CD's, Lady Moon and I Walk with the Goddess are being recognised 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.
The Pentacle Drummers
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.
Off the Rails
by the Pentacle Drummers
"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."
You can also hear the powerful track Off the Rails, which is a new track for you from their forthcoming album, Rumbling Thunder!
The Coming Year?
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
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!
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!
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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.
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.
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!