The Portarlington National Celtic Festival, near Geelong in Australia brought in over 15,000 visitors, with people traveling from as far as New Zealand and organisers have described it as the best one yet, reports the Geelong Advertiser.
Category: Celtic Music
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 our 9-year old Grand-daughter, Amielia!
- Intro 0:41
- News & Views 2:05
- Sussex Farms, Lore & Augury 3:10
- Pica Pica by Kate Fletcher & Corwen Broch 6:17
- Ecology and the ‘Downs’ of Sussex 9:09
- Trip to Skye/Dance to your Daddy by Mike Gulston 14:15
- British Witch Legends of Sussex, Pt.1 by Shaun Cooper 18:28
- Celtic Tribes 23:37
- Faerie Tale by Spiral Dance 24:35
- British Witch Legends of Sussex, Pt.2 by Shaun Cooper 27:34
- Scarborough Faire by Jenna Greene & Kellianna 39:57
- All about the origins of Scarborough Fair 43:23
- Cold Iron from ‘Rewards and Fairies’ by Rudyard Kipling 45:55
- Shakespeare’s Puck & Sussex Pharisees 1:21:39
- Iron from Stone by Damh the Bard 1:26:00
- Show Summary 1:33:56
- Song of the Travelling Fairies by Kate Fletcher & Corwen Broch 1:39:57
- Listener Feedback – Natasha 1:44:08
- Fairies by Rose Fyleman 1:45:33
- Outtakes 1:48:54
We hope you enjoy it!
Gary & Ruthie x x x
Released: 1st May 2017, 1hr 51m
Wales is a country steeped in tradition. Even the Methodist revival in the 18th century, whose stern Puritanism banished the ancient Celtic traditions, was unable to stamp out all remains of their traditions.
Today the old tales are kept alive by the Welsh speakers. There are an estimated 600,000 of them and the numbers are increasing. Traditional Welsh culture has been kept alive by the popularity of the Royal National Eisteddfod, a ceremonial gathering of musicians, poets and craftsmen.
In the late 19th century children were not encouraged to speak Welsh in school. If they did so, they were punished by having a piece of wood called a ‘Welsh Not’ hung around their neck.
Love Spoons – historic Welsh Tradition
We soar into 2016 with a Special News update Show to bring you all the latest News from the Celtic Myth Podshow team (that’s us, Gary & Ruthie!). In this show, you’ll also hear 6 amazing pieces of music and a small reading by Professor Roland Rotherham from his new book, Sacred Falls: Saint Nectan and the Legacy of the Dragon. The Professor is a renowned Arthurian scholar and has appeared on our Show before, We heard him give a lecture about the “Ladies of the Grail” in Special Episode No. 14. You can read all about it and listen to the show again by going to http://celticmythpodshow.com/
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Crawfish and Guinness, whiskey and cook-offs, Irish and Cajun music — what do they have in common asks the Acadiana Advocate? The answer lies deep in the heart of Cajun country this weekend as Lafayette prepares to host the inaugural Celtic Bayou Festival. The Lafayette Celtic Festival celebrates all aspects of Celtic and Irish American culture as well as the rich Acadian culture of Louisiana.
The festival will take place Friday and Saturday at Warehouse on 535 Garfield St. in Lafayette. According to husband and wife team Tony and Sheila Davoren, the creative forces behind the festival, Lafayette’s enthusiasm for world music makes it the perfect venue. Sheila Davoren said:
The cultures are similar — the music, the dancing, the storytelling and the sheer joy of life — so our festival has a modern twist, and incorporates both traditions.
Billy Ó Foghlú is a PhD student studying archaeology at the Australian National University (ANU) reports the All3DP website. After 3D printing a replica of a Bronze Age artefact, long believed to be a spear butt, he uncovered evidence that it was actually a mouthpiece from an ancient Irish horn.
The artefact, known as the Conical Spear Butt of Navan and found in Ireland in the early 1900s, was likely to have been crafted between 100BC and 200AD.