Celtic Myth Podshow

Celtic Myth Podshow

Gary, Ruth and their friends bring you ancient tales, stories, legends and mythology of Ireland, Scotland, Wales, Cornwall, Brittany and the Isle of Man. Stories full of the bravery of heroes and heroines, the magnificent pantheon of gods and goddesses and the magic and wonder of druids, faeries and folklore. You'll also find some 'Special' Shows with music, modern stories, some great information and lots more from the modern Celtic community weaved in with the main story Shows.... Show More

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Branwen goes to reland with her husband but her new bed of roses reveals a few sharp thorns.

Matholwch and Branwen set up home in Ireland and a son is born to them. After a while, the King hears whispers from his people and Branwen suffers a terrible fate.

This episode is the 7th episode of the Second Branch of the Mabinogi.

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The High King Bran makes an unparalleled offer to recompense the Irish King's great injury

Matholwch accepts the honour price that Bran offers him but Bran soon realises that the Irish King is still not truly happy. The Welsh King comes up with an honour price higher than any ever paid before to ease the heart of the Irish King.

This episode is the 6th episode of the Second Branch of the Mabinogi.

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A hideous and horrific act occurs and the Irish High King suffers a grave insult..

Nissien and Efnissien arrive home from Rome and Efnissien discovers that the marriage between Branwen and the Irish King Matholwch has been arranged without his knowledge or presence. He feels he has suffered a great insult and exacts a most horrific revenge.

This episode is the 5th episode of the Second Branch of the Mabinogi.

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Bran the Blessed and the Irish High King Matholwch sit down to discuss the terms of Branwen's arranged marriage.

Is Matholwch going to be the right husband for Branwen? Will Bran and Matholwch agree on a policy of mutual aid should either the Kingdom of Erin or the Island of the Mighty be invaded? And if they do, will Branwen be happy and what exactly will be the Price of Peace.

This episode is the 4th episode of the Second ...

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A huge Irish fleet arrives on the shores of Wales with an interesting proposal for Bran, the Welsh High King.

Matholwch, the Irish High King, arrives on the shores of Wales with a proposition for Bran the Blessed, the High King of Wales. He suggests a marriage between the two islands: the Emerald Isle and the Island of the Mighty by arranging a marriage between Branwen and the Irish High King, Matholowch.

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Llyr and Penarddun are married with a huge wedding feast, but their joy is short-lived.

The great King Llyr marries Penarddun in a great feast attended by the High King, who has a special plan for him. Their marriage is full of joy but sadly interrupted by a terrible tragedy. Penarddun faces a horribe decision.

This episode is the second episode of the Second Branch of the Mabinogi.

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The young Pryderi is to be sent away from his parents.

Part 1 of the Second Branch of the Mabinogion story. Dyfed's chief Druid, Pendaran has some serious news for Pwyll and Rhiannon. Their young boy Pryderi has to be sent away to be fostered in the the court of Bran the Blessed.

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  • Intro 0:37
  • Recap 3:01
  • Story 5:29
  • Listener Feedback - Renee 31:02
  • Promo - Inciting a Riot Podcast 32:16
  • Dancing in Nature - George Nichola...
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    Folklore, Fairies, Cold Iron of Sussex and Puck of Pook's Hill

    This is our biggest show ever! A real MONSTER of a show with an excerpt from the fascinating book, British Witch Legends of Sussex which you can get hold of from the publisher Country Books, a great story by Rudyard Kipling all about that tricky Fey, Puck and six pieces of great Fairy-inspired music. It's all topped off by two poems - including one poem read by ...

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    Music and News about what we have been doing!

    We bring you a Special music show and some news about what we have been doing while we were away, what our plans are as well as 6 amazing pieces of music and a superb piece by Professor Roland Rotherham about St. Nectan, the Cornish saint.

    Running Order:

  • Blanche Rowen & Mike Gulston 2:26
  • Katie Nicholas & Cernunnos Rising 7:00
  • Celia 12:08
  • Roland Rotherham 18:09
  • Kate Flecther & C...
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    What really happened to Pwyll & Rhiannon's child?

    Part 13 and the final episode of the First Branch of the Mabinogion story. Pwyll's long-time friend, Teyrnon has beaten off the Monster from the Deeps and has discovered a beautiful baby boy wrapped in silks left in its wake. He and his wife decide to rear the child, but what of the misery of Rhiannon? In this episode, Teyrnon makes a decision and we finally discover ...

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    We go to the Pub with the fantastic Australian band - Spiral Dance!

    This is the first of an irregular series of informal interviews that we'll be holding as the opportunities arise, and our first is a superb, epic Show with the fabulous Australian band, Spiral Dance. In this show, we all meet up at the pub and talk about where they have come from, how their Spirituality comes out in their music and what their plans are for the...

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    A Prize Mare suffers a horrific fate every May Eve!

    Part 12 of the First Branch of the Mabinogion. We shift our attention now to the Kingdom of Gwent and its' Lord, Teyrnon, who has a terrible problem with his Prize Mare. At the same time as young Pwyll and his Bride, Rhiannon, are being punished for the 'alleged' crime that Rhiannon has committed, Teyrnon and his wife are deciding to end the unspeakable horror that co...

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    Can Pwyll & Rhiannon provide an heir to the Kingdom?

    Part 11 of the First Branch of the Mabinogion. Doubt begins to enter the minds of the people of Dyfed as their Lord and his Lady show no signs of producing an heir. The High Council of Druids put pressure on Pwyll to divorce his Fairy Bride and take a more 'fruitful' woman to his bed!

    This episode is also the 11th episode of the First Branch of the Mabinogi.

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    When the happy couple return to Dyfed, they hear an unexpected prophecy!

    Part 10 of the First Branch of the Mabinogion story. Pwyll and Rhiannon are finally married and enjoying the feasting in the Halls of the Otherworld. It is not too long before Pwyll and his Companions get homesick for the land of their Birth. Pwyll and Rhiannon decide to head back to Dyfed and an unexpected prophecy!

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    Part 2 of our Interview with Philip Shallcrass, Head of the British Druid Order

    In the second of our unique Druid Interviews, we bring you the second half of our interview with the Head of the British Druid Order, Philip Shallcrass, aka Greywolf. He talks about Druidry, the BDO's Distance Learning Courses, the Ogham, the World Drum and much more. The show also contains 6 fantastic pieces of music, including one by Philip himse...

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    Part 1 of our Interview with Philip Shallcrass, Head of the British Druid Order

    In a ground-breaking show for us, we bring you the first part of an interview with the Head of the British Druid Order, Philip Shallcrass, aka Greywolf. He talks about Druidry, the Order, how he discovered his Path and he even tells us how he got the name 'Greywolf'. The show also contains 4 fantastic pieces of music, including one by Philip hi...

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    Can Pwyll regain his Faerie Bride?

    Part 9 of the First Branch of the Mabinogion story. Having been tricked at his own wedding feast, Pwyll returns to Dyfed in deep depression. There he has to wait for a year before he can return to the Otherworld. Only then will he see whether Rhiannon's plan will work and he can regain his Faerie Bride. But tricking the tricksters is never an easy task! In this episode we see exactly what happ...

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    Holiday Special Music Show for Winter 2013

    For our holiday treat this year we have an astounding 11 wonderful pieces of music! We might even manage to slide a quick poem into the show, you never know! From the time of Samhuin to the Winter Solstice, the time of deepest dark, winter just seems to go on and on. We hope to bring you some warmth and good cheer in this show, and for those who are moving to the height of Summer in the So...

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