Y Mabinogi - The First Branch

by Damh the Bard

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lormarqu Love the music you make. Your songs come alive as I listen. When I've had a stress filled day at work or other outside sources I just put your music on and it cleans away all the negative from the man made world we live in. You brighten my life with your songs.
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Anne Y Haynes I just listened to your newest, Y Mabinogi and all I can say is,
WOW! Your telling of the tales was wonderful and your music, superb.
I can't help but see it as a stage production,maybe?
Also, I actually wanted to cry out, "NO!!!!!" at the end.
Just how fast CAN you write?!
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raefyn Saw your FB live feed the morning of my Birthday, and instantly decided to get an awesome present for myself. Made my day. Thank you so much Damh!
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DarkAuntie I love the music and narrative of this album. One flows seamlessly into another as the tale is told in a hypnotic fashion. I can lose myself to it every time I hear it.
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lynnie2017 Watched your live FB announcement Damh - sold me with your wondrous descriptions :D Now looking forward to an immersion with a single malt to hand haha!
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Hazel White Wow absolutely beautiful, you really brought it to life and the music was definitely film score calibra.? I listened with my eyes closed, the pictures that You created with your storytelling in my mind was like watching a film, truly magical. Looking forward to the next branch.?
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    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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    Includes unlimited streaming via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality downloads of Y Mabinogi - The Second Branch, Y Mabinogi - The First Branch, Sabbat, Antlered Crown and Standing Stone, As Nature Intended - LIVE, Herne's Apprentice, The Hills they are Hollow, The Cauldron Born, and 2 more. , and , .

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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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