The Saga of Branwen reaches its conclusion
The Saga of Branwen reaches its conclusion in the company of the Head of Bran on the mystical island of Gwales. This time out of time is known as the Assembly of the Wondrous Head.
This episode is the 12th and final episode of the Second Branch of the Mabinogi.
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Sorrow upon sorrow as the seven lonely knights return to Anglesey with their dying King...
After a great tragedy, the last surviving Seven Men go on towards Harlech in deep sorrow only to discover that the realm of Caradawg has suffered injury while they were away. They hear of the Battle of the Dancing Sword at which many nobles died.
This episode is the 11th episode of the Second Branch of the Mabinogi.
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The gift of the Great House goes horribly wrong and war breaks out between the Irish and the Welsh.
Efnissien comes to an important decision and war breaks out amongst the celebrants in the Great House. The war between the Irish and the Welsh takes on a drastic turn as the Irish use the mystic Cauldron of Regeneration to bolster their numbers.
This episode is the 10th episode of the Second Branch of the Mabinogi.
Brân receives a very tempting offer from the Irish King, Matholwch.
Matholwch offers to build Brân the Blessed a house large enough to house him and offers him loyalty in exchange for peace. As a Client King of Brân's, Brân would become the King of the Two Islands.
This episode is the 9th episode of the Second Branch of the Mabinogi.
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Brân receives some startling news and goes on a trip with his brothers to the green fields of Erin...
King Brân gets some very disturbing news about Branwen and gathers the Host of Prydein to avenge the insults done to his sister. A long and bloody war ensues but will Branwen be rescued?
This episode is the 8th episode of the Second Branch of the Mabinogi.
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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 ...
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.
This episode is the 3rd...
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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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 ...
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.
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 ...
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...
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...
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.