Y Mabinogi - The Second Branch

by Damh the Bard

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greenwood52 You've done it again Dave! A wonderful retelling of the second branch of the Mabinogi and great songs too. Favorite track: The Birds of Rhiannon.
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broadwood The story continues! Hearing Art is privilege.
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Suzanne Evans I’ve just finished listening and yes the tears flowed especially when listening to “Raven’s Tears” where we learn of Branwen’s fate comparable to that of The Illiad’s Helen of Troy two nations at war over the beauty of one woman and this tale just as epic. I loved “ A Forest on the Ocean” stirring stuff I felt I was there with the army of the mighty crossing the sea to Ireland and “ The Birds of Rhiannon “ was just so beautiful. I imagined the white horses of Rhiannon like those of Gandalf’s at the Ford of Bruinen high fantasy at it’s best. I eagerly await the cd so I can marvel at Cerri’s amazing artwork. Great work Damh and well done 👏👏
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    This is a retelling of the Second Branch of Y Mabinogi, the second 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 tell you know of the beautiful Branwen, of Manawydan, of Nyssien, and Efnissien, and of the Cauldron of Rebirth. For these are the tales of Bran, giant, warrior, and high king of the Island of the Mighty.

    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 The Birds of Rhiannon - S. J. Tucker.
    Guest vocalist on A Forest on the Ocean and Raven's Tears - Blanche Rowen.

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

    © Damh the Bard 2018

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released November 9, 2018


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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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