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Episode Archive 2008
 

Special Episode SP07 - Christmas Music Special 1

3rd January 2009, 41m 23s, 47.6Mb

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.

SP7 - Christmas Music Special 1

 

Special Episode SP06 - Yule 2008

20th December2008, 55m 48s, 64.1Mb

In this our Midwinter, Yule, Holiday Special we bring you a piece about the meanings of Yule and its traditions, some poems, four great pieces of music and an excerpt from Priestess of the Forest by Ellen Evert Hopman. The story is set in 3rd Century Ireland and tells of the meeting of Ethne, a Druid Healer and Ruadh, a member of the Fianna.

SP6 - Yule Holiday Special 2008

 

Episode 021 - Fostered by Milk Pails

12th December 2008, 27m 42s, 31.9Mb

Finally returning from the brink of nearly fatal man-flu, the Celtic Myth Podshow return with part 2 of the Fosterage of two Milk Pails story. In this story, which is part 2 of a 2 part story, we hear about the how Eithne meets Padraig the Saint and converts to Christianity. When Aengus Og eventually finds her, we discover what happens to the stricken maid.

CMP 021 - Fostered by Milk Pails

 

Episode 020 - The Insult of Finbarr

22th November 2008, 40m 16s, 46.3Mb

In this story, which is part 1 of a 2 part story, we hear about the coming of Manannan Mac Lir to to Tuatha De Danann and a maiden that cannot eat mortal food. We hear about an insult that has dire effects and the coming if the Christian God to the Ancient Celts.

CMP 020 - The Insult of Finbarr

 

Special Episode SP05b - Samhain 2008 Part Two

8th November2008, 1h 11m 41s, 80Mb

In our second half, we conclude our celebrations with four great pieces of music, a short story, an excerpt from A Druid's Herbal of Sacred Tree Medicine by Ellen Evert Hopman and some great family stories from listeners.

SP05b - Samhain 2008 Part 2

 

Special Episode SP05a - Samhain 2008 Part One

1st November2008, 42m 42s, 49.1Mb

We begin to celebrate the festival of the ancestors with some great music, an excerpt from the novel Ravenwolf and some very powerful poetry from renowned Irish poet Aine Mac Aodha.

SP05a - Samhain 2008 Part 1

 

Episode 019 - The Hawk of Achill

25th October 2008, 32m 16s, 37.2Mb

In this story, which is part 2 of the 2 part story of Fintan, we hear how the oldest and greatest Seanachi or Story-teller of Ireland, Fintan meets his end. Before he does however, he meets the world's oldest Hawk, an olde friend never before seen, and they share their life histories.

CMP 019 - The Hawk of Achill

 

Episode 018 - The Judgement of Fintan

11th October 2008, 34m 48s, 40.1Mb

In this story, which is part 1 of a 2 part story, we hear the tale of the oldest and greatest Seanachi or Story-teller of Ireland, Fintan. It was the job of the Shannachie to travel the land of Erin and collect stories from far-flung corners and this tale tells of his long life and his place in the history of the magical Isle of Erin.

CMP 018 - The Judgement of Fintan

 

Episode 017 - Tales of the Dagda

28th September 2008, 22m 24s, 25.9Mb

Finally, the mystery of the great Dagda's Club is revealed as he seeks a way to bring his dead son back to life. We also hear an alternate story about the Dagda and Aengus in the Brugh Na Boyne.

CMP 017 - Tales of the Dagda

 

Special Episode SP04 - Autumn Equinox 2008

20th September 2008, 46m 38s, 53.6Mb

We celebrate the Autumn Equinox with some amazing pieces of music, a poem by W B Yeats and a traditional Scottish folk-tale. The tale is the Meester Stoorworm which tells of a poor boy made good - a typical fairy tale from Celtic lands. The W B YEats poem is the Rider from the North from Yeats' book In the Seven Woods.

SP04 - Autumn Equinox Holiday Special 2008

 

Episode 016 - Tuan the Immortal

12th September 2008, 47m 24s, 54.5Mb

Today we hear the tale of Tuan and Saint Finnian, one of the best shape-changing myths in the Celtic mythos. Set in historical times, we look back through history with the meeting of Tuan the Immortal. This episode is slightly longer than normal at 47 minutes - sorry, we just didn't want to break this story :)

CMP 016 - Tuan the Immortal

 

Episode 015 - The Wooing of Etain

30th August 2008, 29m 38s, 34.1Mb

Set in the time of the Kingship of the great Dagda, this tale tells the story of the birth of Aengus Mac Og and how his foster-father, Midir, fell in love with the most beautiful woman in all Erin.

CMP 015 - The Wooing of Etain

 

Episode 014 - The Children of Lir

16th August 2008, 29m 3s, 33.5Mb

The Children of Danu choose Bodb Dearg as a new High King for themselves much to King Lir's displeasure. To bring the clans together, Bodb's foster-daughter marries Lir and bears four beautiful children to him. Sadly she dies and Lir marries her sister, who in jealousy curses the Children and turns them all into swans..

CMP 014 - The Children of Lir

 

Special Episode SP03 - Lughnasadh 2008

8th August 2008, 50m 41s, 47.6Mb

We've got some great stuff for this Holiday Special. For the first time, we've got three pieces of fantastic music, a section from an unpublished book about the Celtic traditions for Lughnasadh and a great section of an Arthurian Fantasy by Kelley Heckart: White Rose of Avalon.

SP03 - Lughnasadh Holiday Special 2008

 

Episode 013 - The Wings of Tragedy

2nd August 2008, 30m 50s, 35.5Mb

The Sons of Mil take possession of the Emerald Isle, leaving the Tuatha De Danaan to retreat underground. We join the story as the Children of Danu choose a new High King to guide them...

CMP 013 - The Wings of Tragedy

 

Episode 012 - The Song of Amergin

19th July 2008, 24m 2s, 27.7Mb

The Sons of Mil finally break through the magic of the Children of Danu and land on the shores of Erin. They demand recompense for the death of their kin and negotiations take place. Now it is up to the Tuatha De Danaan - will they fight, flee or come up with another plan? And yet, the great Bard Amergin also has a trick or two up his sleeve!

CMP 012 - The Song of Amergin

 

Episode 011 - The Wind of Change

12th July 2008, 21m 22s, 24.7Mb

With the last of the Fomori driven from the land, the Children of Danu leave the Emerald Isle in the hands of their descendants - but to what cost?

CMP 011 - The Wind of Change

 

Special Episode SP02b - Midsummer 2008 Part 2

3rd July 2008, 41m 23s, 47.6Mb

We celebrate the Midsummer Festival with a massive offering of goodies. So we've divided the episode into two parts. The second half contains an amazing poem called The Shadow House of Lugh, a story from The Fire of Belenus by William Russeth and some music.

SP02b - Midsummer 2008 Part 2

 

Special Episode SP02a - Midsummer 2008 Part 1

27th June 2008, 37m 44s, 43.4Mb

We celebrate the Midsummer Festival with a massive offering of goodies. So we've divided the episode into two parts. The first part contains a reading from The Religion of the Ancient Celts, another from a modern book called Fairy Healing, some music, and a story by Willie Meikle called The First Silkie.

SP02a - Midsummer 2008 Part 1

 

Episode 010 - The Harp's Voice Unleashed

21st June 2008, 25m 11s, 29Mb

Mighty Balor, the strong smiter, and the Fomori have invaded Ireland and the Tuatha De Danaan meet them on the field of Battle. After a bloody and epic struggle, Lugh kills Balor and the Fomori are beaten and driven back to the sea. Tired and weary, it is now time for the Children of Danu to count the cost...

CMP 010 - The Harp's Voice Unleashed

 

Episode 009 - Let Fly the Crows of Battle

7th June 2008, 30m 41s, 35.1Mb

The eve of the Second Battle of Magh Tuireadh and Lugh gets promises of aid from the Tuatha De Danaan. The giant Balor enters the fray and the death toll rises. The Tuatha De are fighting not only for their land but for their entire race.

CMP 009 - Let Fly the Crows of Battle

 

Episode 008 - The Long Hand of Lugh

24th May 2008, 28m 27s, 29.6Mb

The Sons of Tuireann complete their quest only to discover that Lugh has out-witted them. This is Part 3 of 3 in the Saga of the Sons of Tuireann.

CMP 008 - The Long Hand of Lugh

 

Episode 007 - Uneasy Rests the Crown

10th May 2008, 26m 52s, 18.8Mb

The Sons of Tuireann wreak havoc amongst the Kings of the World in their quest to fulfill the fine laid on them by Lugh. This is Part 2 of 3 in the Saga of the Sons of Tuireann.

CMP 007 - Uneasy Rests the Crown

 

Special Episode SP01 - Beltane 2008

1 May 2008, 57m 15s, 39.6Mb

We celebrate ther ancient Celtic Fire Festival of Bealteinne with some pieces about Celtic and Fairy traditions, a fascinating short story set in ancient Cornwall and some wonderful Celtic music. Come join in the fun!

SP01 - Beltane Holiday Special 2008

 

Episode 006 - What Price Treachery?

26 April 2008, 25m 23s, 17.8Mb

Lugh devises a clever scheme to get revenge on the Sons of Tuireann and also get together some powerful magic to help the Tuatha De Danaan in their coming battle with the Fomori.

CMP 006 - What Price Treachery?

 

Episode 005 - Girding the Loins for Battle

12 April 2008, 31m 37s, 22Mb

The Sons of Tuireann encounter Cian, the father of Lugh, on his own and foul acts are committed. Later, the Dagda has two encounters and gains two allies. WARNING - This episode contains the "toilet humour" of the original myth which may be unsuitable for younger children.

CMP 005 - Girding the Loins for Battle

 

Episode 004 - The Coming of Lugh

29 March 2008, 25m 04s, 17.5 Mb

Tensions increase as the tyranny of the Fomor bites on the Children of Danu. A stranger with many gifts comes into Teamhair and brings them all new hope. However, Bres makes a new alliance with a mighty King of the Fomor, Balor of the Evil Eye and invasion is planned.

CMP 004 - The Coming of Lugh

 

Episode 003 - The Rule of Bres the Beautiful

15 March 2008, 26m 46s, 18.7Mb

The Battle of Magh Tuireadh is over and after Nuada is seriously injured and Bres gets elected to be King over the Tuatha De Danaan. His reign, however, does not go exactly well. We hear of how the Dagda is treated and learn about the mysterious origin of Bres. He then turns to an unexpected source for allies.

CMP 003 - The Rule of Bres the Beautiful

 

Episode 002 - Let Battle Commence!

1 March 2008, 28m 46s, 20.1Mb

After a vicious hurling match, the armies of the Tuatha De Danaan and the Fir Bolg clash on the fields of Magh Turiedh. A ferocious battle takes place in which over 100,000 warriors die. After a brutal blow, a new King has to be chosen for the Tuatha De.

CMP 002 - Let Battle Commence!

 

Episode 001 - Gods in the Mist

16 February 2008, 22m 21s, 15.5Mb

The Tuatha De Danaan, the Children of Danu, arrive in Erin in clouds of mist that cover the land for three days. Emissaries from the Tuatha De and the Fir Bolg meet and inspect each other.

CMP 001 - Gods in the Mist

 

Episode 000 - Introduction

23 January 2008, 5m 9s, 3.7Mb

Our introductory episode lets you get to know our presenters and introduces you to the Celtic Myth Podshow.

CMP 000 - Introduction

 
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