FolkCast-Damh2018

FolkCast: the podcast that brings you the worlds of folk, folk-rock, singer-songwriter and roots music.

INTERVIEW SPECIAL: DAMH THE BARD.
Pagan singer-songwriter Damh The Bard (aka Dave The Bard, aka Dave Smith) has launched a career-defining musical project - a telling of the ancient story cycle called Y Mabinogi, based on the traditional bardic tales contained in the earliest native British writings, The Mabinogion. It’s a very impressive and ambitious concept, and Dave tells us all about the story, and what has prompted him to retell it for a modern audience. Along the way we discuss national identity, mistletoe, ravens, sacred horses and whether the UK’s most prominent pagan performer can break into the mainstream folk music scene.

FolkCast is produced and presented by 'Folkie' Phil Widdows

Theme Music: Fisherman's Priest by Ken Nicol

Music featured:

PROLOGUE (edited)
ANNWN
WHO IS THIS COMING?
RHIANNON
THESE HOLLOW HILLS
by Damh The Bard
all from the album "Y Mabinogi: The First Branch" (2017)

MATTY GROVES
by Damh The Bard
from the album "Tales From The Crow Man" (2009)

PAGAN WAYS
by Damh The Bard
from the album "The Cauldron Born" (2008)

For full details see the Shownotes at www.folkcast.co.uk