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Special Episode 28 Spring Holiday Special 2012


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Saint Bridget, a story from The Druid's Isle and 5 great pieces of music!

In this show, released on St. Patrick's Day, we follow the birth of the young Spring Maiden with some fascinating information about the Irish Saint Brigit and the Goddess Bride, as well as a beautiful section from The Druid Isle by Ellen Evert Hopman which is a follow-on from The Priestess of the Forest excerpt we read in Special 06, a great piece of poetry accompanied by the wonderful harp of the much-loved Scott Hoye, and another 5 superb pieces of music. You can hear the inspiring Damh the Bard, the high-energy Spiral Dance, the evocative and traditional Jennifer Cutting's Ocean Orchestra and lastly, the avatistic Amergin by the MIGHTY Dolmen!! Is this all going to fit into one show? Only time will tell! :)

Full Show-notes, with sources and credits, can be found on our main Website at http://celticmythpodshow.com/spring2012

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We hope you enjoy it!

Gary & Ruthie x x x

Released: 17 March 2012, 1h 17m

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Song of Awen

by Damh the Bard

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.

You can find his music on iTunes, or from his website, Pagan Music. He is also the voice behind Druidcast, the official podcast of the Order of Bards, Ovates and Druids (OBOD, for short) - modern day Druids. You can find out more details about Damh on his Contributor Page on our website. 

 

Sloinntireachd Bhride - The Genealogy of Bride

by Alexander Carmichael

An excerpt from the wonderful Carmina Gadelica, Hymns and Incantations, Ortha Nan Gaidheal, Volume I by Alexander Carmichael [1900] concerning the customs of St. Brigit and the old Celtic Goddess Bride. We start with the story of St. Brigit being Mary of the Gael, or Mary's midwife. The original can be read at Sacred Texts.

 

Into the Green

by Spiral Dance

Multi-award winning group Spiral Dance, based in Adelaide, has been playing rousing, high-energy music to enthusiastic audiences throughout Australia and beyond for over a decade. With a combination of haunting vocals, evocative fiddle, intoxicating guitar riffs and groovy accordion lines, underpinned with potent bass and dynamic percussion, the band presents an eclectic blend of traditional folk-rock with powerful self-penned songs and tunes. Enchanting melodies intertwine with mythical tales that are sure to captivate your soul, tease your mind and steal your heart, casting your spirit into the realms of magic and the mists of ancient time.

We are privileged to bring you the evocative track, Into the Green, for our Spring Show, and you can find the lyrics on their site. You can find out more about Spiral Dance on their website or on our Contributor Page.

 

Brigit of the Gael

By Ruthie Colcombe


A mixture of inspiration and verbal imagery from all over the Interwebs, this is our dedication to the Brigit, Bride - the Maiden of Spring.

 

Eleanor Plunkett/Fanny Poer

by Scott Hoye

Scott plays traditional and original tunes played on Celtic harp, vocals, and other instruments. Pulling from traditional sources of Irish, Scottish and other folks music, while mixing them together with contemporary sounds to create a new, sonic brew.

Here he has allowed us to bring you his beautiful medley, Eleanor Plunkett & Fanny Poer, as an accompaniment to Ruthie's poem. Check out his Contributor Page for more of his great music you can hear. We hope to hear a lot more of Scott on the show in the future.

You can find out more about Scott on his website or check out his Contributor Page for some great info.

 

Summer Will Come Round Again

by Jennifer Cutting's Ocean Orchestra

Jennifer Cutting and her Ocean Orchestra bring us a wonderful warmth to the coming summer, with their beautiful song, Summer Will Come Round Again. This rousing Folk track is a brilliant example of the high quality of foot-stomping music that you can expect from Jenifer and the crew! Raised on an Hindu Ashram, Jennifer's unique perspective brings us a celebration of Christian and Pagan Solstice traditions.

You can find out more about Jennifer and the Ocean Orchestra on their website at Ocean Orchestra or on our Contributor Page.

 

The Druid Isle

by Ellen Evert Hopman

This book, The Druid Isle, is the second in a wonderful Druidic trilogy penned by the famed Druid author, Ellen Evert Hopman, that started with Priestess of the Forest and will end, this year with the final book, Priestess of the Fire Temple. We read a section from Priestess of the Forest in SP06 (go back and listen - it's an amazing story!) in which Ethne gets to meet Ruadh and in this section from the second book, the two and their beloved foster-daughter Aoife depart on a mysterious mission...
 
Priestess of the Fire Temple is due to be published this month (March) and should be available from all of the normal sources, including Amazon. As far as we can tell - it's available now. :)
 
Ellen is a Master Herbalist and lay Homeopath who holds an M.Ed. in Mental Health Counseling. She is a founding member and a current Co-Chief of The Order of the WhiteOak. She was Vice President of The Henge Of Keltria, an international Druid Fellowship, for nine years. She is a Bard of the Gorsedd of Caer Abiri, a Druidess of the Druid Clan of Dana and has been a member of The Order Of Bards Ovates and Druids and of ADF. She is a member of the Grey Council of Mages and Sages and she teaches at the Grey School of Wizardry.

You can find out more about Ellen on her website, buy her book on Amazon and also find out more about the Order of the White Oak on their website.

You can find more details on our Contributor Page.

Amergin

by The Dolmen

THE DOLMEN … A Storm has washed over 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 one of their powerful, atavistic earlier tracks, Amergin from their album Songs from the Druids of Stonehenge.

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



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Special Thanks

Theresa Schroeder-Sheker for The Gartan Mother's Song from her album Rosa Mystica. See her website for further details or check out her Contributor Page.

Adragante for his evocative harmonies from his album, harmonies cosmiques. See his Contributor Page for more details.

Aisling, for their lively George Brabazon Medley from their album, The Pilgrim's Road. See their website for further details, or check out their Contributor Page.

Beer Belly, for their pounding Dunmore Lassies. See their website for further details, or check out their Contributor Page.

Kevin Skinner for From the Time Before from his album Fire Walk WIth Me. See his website for further details of check out his Contributor Page.

Xcyril, for the track L'attaque de l'ecole, from his album Alter Ego. See his website for further details of check out his Contributor Page.

Kim Robertson, for Apples in the Winter from her album, Angels in Disguise. See her website for further details of check out his Contributor Page.

 

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.

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