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Archive Episode from 2009

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Special Episode SP15 - Samhain 2009

3rd November 2009, 1h 42m 11s, 94.1Mb

This is the Samhain Holiday Special featuring 6 wonderful pieces of music, a fantastic section of the Celtic novel for Young Adults, "Rowan of the Wood" and an in-depth study on the Celtic Hag Goddess, the Cailleach. We are also very proud to bring you a world exclusive preview of a track from Damh the Bard's new album, Tales From The Crowman.

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Special Episode SP14 - Autumn Equinox 2009 (Arthurian Special)

28th September 2009, 1h 22m 31s, 75.7Mb

This is the Autumn Equinox Holiday Special, and we're also bringing you (in association with Druidcast and Damh the Bard), a special Lecture by Prof. Dr. Roland Rotherham on "The Ladies of the Grail". Dr Rotherham is an acknowledged expert and scholar in the legends of King Arthur and the Holy Grail. In this wonderful talk he revels how the ladies of the Grail have considerably more importance in the legends than the Knights themselves! Not a talk to be missed!

In typical Celtic fashion, he explains how the Grail is one of *three* items of great importance and reveals that the origins of the Grail Legends may be a lot older than previously thought. Not only is he extremely knowledgeable but also an extremely entertaining lecturer.

We round off the show with three pieces of Arthurian music and gratefully pass our thanks on to Damh and Dr. Rotherham for their respective permissions to use this material. We hope you enjoy this treat as much as we did!

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Special Episode SP13 - Lughnasadh 2009

19th September 2009, 1h 39m 3s, 90.8Mb

We've been away for nearly 6 weeks now. Unbelievably, with all of the ups and downs that life throws at you, we're still here! We're back - and to make up for our absence we bring you the biggest Celtic Myth Podshow Special ever - again!! It's just over an hour and a half long! If you like to listen to the show while commuting, it might be an idea to split it up into two halves. If you stop just after our visit to see Duncan, you'll be all set for the story in the last half. :)

The Lughnasadh show has six wonderful pieces of music, a dreamy story, a poem and a beautifully sung version of that poem. We've also got a section about the festival of Lughnasadh from The Religion of the Ancient Celts by J A McCulloch.

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Episode 29 - There and Back Again

25th July 2009, 41m 16s, 38Mb

This is the third and final part in the Saga of Manannan which contains two stories. The first, the Tale of Laogaire, tells of a visit of a great warrior to the Realm of the Undying who given the chance refuses to return to Erin. The second tale, the Tale of Tadg and the Three Duns or Castles tells the tale of the voyage of Tadg amongst Manannan's Islands and his encounter with the three great Halls in the Many-Coloured Land.

This is also the last episode in the Irish Mythological Cycle and the tale of Tadg rounds off the tale by returning our vision back to Four Islands in the Otherworld, perhaps the very same islands from which the Tuatha De Danaan came from to settle the land of Erin.

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Episode 28 - The Realm of the Ever-Living

12th July 2009, 43m 55s, 40.2Mb

This collection of four tales forms the middle section of the Saga of Manannan. Here we learn more of the nature of the Realm of the Ever-Living - Manannan's Kingdom - The Many-Coloured Land. Mortals may venture there (when given guidance) or be summoned there by the Sidhe but whether they return or not remains a mystery..

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Special Episode 12 - Midsummer 2009

4th July 2009, 1h 34m 45s, 85.6Mb

We've been away for a month now. Unbelievably, with all of the ups and downs that life throws at you, we're still here! We're back - and to make up for our absence we bring you the biggest Celtic Myth Podshow Special ever!! It's just over an hour and a half long! If you like to listen to the show while commuting, it might be an idea to split it up into two halves. If you stop just after our visit to the Dragon's Head to see Duncan, you'll be all set for the story in the last half. :)

Well, it's Midsummer. Or actually, just after Midsummer and it has been absolutely swelteringly hot here. Absolutely glorious weather! If the weather is like this for you, I recommend a nice, long, cool drink, an comfy chair, headphones and settling down for a Monster of a Show! We've got six great pieces of music for you, some chat about the Festival of Midsummer, a really exciting section from Rhonda Carpenter's Celtic novel, The Mark of a Druid and some listener contributions to bring you - a poem and a beautiful story.Oh, and don't forget our regular trip to the highlands to meet up with old Duncan in another trip to the Dragon's Head for a story from our resident Scottish Shannachie. Don't blame us if the world misses you for an hour and a half while you get into some serious fun! :)

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Episode 27 - The Raggedy Man

30th May 2009, 35m 34s, 32.6Mb

This tale is the first part of three in the Saga of Manannan. We hear many of the short exploits of the Sea God and he decides to visits the Nobles of Erin in the guise of a rogueish tramp. Are they ready for the wiles of Manannan?

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Episode 26 - Blood And Fire

16th May 2009, 36m 29s, 33.5Mb

In this tale we hear about the old Shannachie, Laoidheach, who visits a clan to bring them news. He is encouraged by a lively young woman to tell tales of the Old Gods. So he tells her all he knows of the Morrighan and takes her on a Vision Journey. Afterwards, she asks him to teach her the Lay of Brighid.

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Episode SP11 - Beltane 2009

5th May 2009, 1h 18m 8s, 71.5Mb

It's Beltane and we all love Beltane, don't we? We go wild in this show with not four, but five great pieces of music, a fascinating question and answer session about Beltane, another trip to the Dragon's Head for a story from our resident Scottish Shannachie and an excerpt from Arlene Radasky's superb Celtic novel, The Fox. This is not an episode to be missed :)

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Episode 25 - The Many Lives of Aengus Og

18th April 2009, 22m 44s, 20.9Mb

In this tale we hear about the visits, adventures, loves and life of Aengus Og in the Emerald Isle of Erin in later years.

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Episode 24 - The Red Man of All Knowledge

4th April 2009, 23m 52s, 21.9Mb

In this tale we hear about the arrival of the Elder Gods and learn more about the Mighty Dagda. In the time when the Dagda held court at the Brugh na Boinne, Corgenn the King of Connachta comes to visit and Aedh, the son of the Dagda makes a pass at his wife...

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Episode SP10 - Spring Equinox 2009

21st March 2009, 1h 7m 44s, 62Mb

Celebrating the Spring, we bring you a very moving story by Willie Meikle, a wonderful piece from Horns of Power and four great pieces of music. In addition there is a very powerful Irish poem and we take another visit to The Dragon's Head deep in the Highlands to visit Duncan, the old Scottish Shannachie.

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Episode 23 - The Gifts of the Gods

7th March 2009, 22m 36s, 20.8Mb

In this tale, the mighty Bodb Dearg brings three Princes to the House of Angus Og in the Brugh na Boinne. The Kings of the Tuatha De Danaan make an important decision.

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Episode 22 - On Frozen Wings

20th February 2009, 33m 58s, 31.2Mb

In the time of St Ciaran, we hear about a day of incredibly bad weather. The ancient and mighty Eagle, Leithin, sets off on a quest to discover whether there was ever a day of worse weather. This tale, re-discovered in 1916, re-tells a common theme in Celtic Mythology - the search for the oldest animal.

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Special Episode SP09 - Imbolg 2009

8th February 2009, 1h 18m 15s, 71.6Mb

In this our first show of 2009, celebrating the festival of Imbolg, we bring you some great music, two pieces of research on the festival, a wonderful Celtic story for young adults and a visit to the fictional Highland pub, The Dragon's Head.

You'll hear music from Brocc, Skully, Laura Powers and Kellianna along with a fascinating history of Bridget, the Goddess of Imbolg. We also have some research on the festival itself.

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Special Episode SP08 - New Year Music Special 2

10th January 2009, 48m 00s, 44.0Mb

In this our second music pecial, the New Year Music Special, we bring you some more great music as well as another poem from the Book of Taliesin. You'll hear moving folk music from Danny Quinn, Skully, Tiffany Apan, Anne Roos, Triflemore and Claymore, some wonderful Faery music from Tinkerscuss and Faeries Wear Boots. There's also some more rocking music from Orient Xpress.

This episode we are proud to announce that Orient Xpress have allowed us to offer you their marvellous rocker, Ancient Hero, as a free download. Click the following link to download Ancient Hero now.

 

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