The album opens with the title track, a typically rousing anthem in honour of the Pagan Horned God of Nature. From there we go into Under a Beltane Sun, a song so catchy you can't help but sing along. A duet with Eala on the retelling of the tragic tale of Branwen in Branwen's Lament cannot fail to touch the heart. The album finishes with an 8 minute epic retelling of the story of Ceridwen and Taliesin. This album is set to become another classic.Released November 16, 2012. All songs written, arranged and produced by Damh the Bard (except The January Man - written by Dave Goulder)
Damh the Bard plays - lead vocals, 6 and 12 string guitars, DADGAD guitar, mandolin, bouzouki, drums and percussion, backing vocals Guest musicians: Eala - Lead vocal as Branwen Corwen ap Broch - whistles, didgeribone, bowed lyre, bagpipes, backing vocals Kate Fletcher - oboe, kantele, shawm, lead vocal as Ceridwen, backing vocals
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.