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Y Mabinogi - The First Branch

by Damh the Bard

  • Compact Disc (CD) + Digital Album

    This is a retelling of the First Branch of Y Mabinogi, the first of four albums that will tell The Four Branches.
    First written down in the Middle Ages by Christian Monks, and first translated into the English language by Lady Charlotte Guest in the mid 1800s, these tales are a part of the Matter of Britain itself. Although I have added dramatic decoration to the translation, these additions are based on current academic research, and I have remained faithful to the original tale throughout. When you listen for the first time, try to find some time for yourself and listen to the double album in its entirety. Let me take you on a journey, a magical journey of the Otherworld, of ancient Gods, of demon claws, of the Fearie Folk, and Pagan Lore.

    Song lyrics, arrangements, and orchestral compositions - Damh the Bard.
    Damh the Bard plays - Narration, lead vocals and harmonies, acoustic 6 string and 12 string guitars, bouzouki, mandolin, whistle, drums and percussion, midi programming.
    The Medieval Welsh Monk - Kristoffer Hughes
    Guest vocalist on Mother and the Mabon - S. J. Tucker.
    Lead guitar solo on Who is this Coming? - Alan Whealy-Crowe

    Cover art and design: Cerri Lee - www.cerrilee.com
    Damh the Bard website: www.paganmusic.co.uk

    © Damh the Bard 2017

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  • Full Digital Discography

    Get all 12 Damh the Bard releases available on Bandcamp and save 10%.

    Includes unlimited streaming via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality downloads of Under the Trees, Y Mabinogi - The Third Branch, Y Mabinogi - The Second Branch, Y Mabinogi - The First Branch, Sabbat, Antlered Crown and Standing Stone, As Nature Intended - LIVE, Tales from the Crow Man, and 4 more. , and , .

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Prologue 05:23
The Hunt 04:14
Annwn 06:22
A Wedding 06:27
Rhiannon 05:53
Epilogue 02:52


released September 26, 2017


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Damh the Bard – is a modern-day Bard whose spirituality and love of folk tradition is expressed through his music, storytelling and poetry. Drawing on the Bardic tradition, his performances are both entertaining and educational, speaking directly to the heart, and never without a good splash of humour. ... more


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