Tag Archives: Folk Tale

Bardic Study – The Iron Stone… Stuart France

* Another early song from Robin Williamson. Not too much to interpret, perhaps, in this weeks offering. Just a straight forward description of the finding of a stone, which we are bound to assume is the account of a true … Continue reading

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Being Beyond Seeing…

* One of the ‘hardy perennials’ on many of our workshops is the thorny problem of intent. Thorny because much of what we now see may not have been originally intended by the erstwhile perpetrator or perpetrators, yet some of … Continue reading

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Sun, Moon and Stars… Stuart France

* … “Before Ogma, I swear. Before Sun and Moon and Stars, before Sky, Land and Sea, I swear. Before the Sidhe-Folk, I swear… Defenders of the land, victory and defeat are created in each of you. What I ask … Continue reading

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Paul Andruss reviews The Initiate…

Reblogging this splendid review by Paul Andruss of The Initiate. Paul Andruss, is the author of Thomas the Rhymer & Finn Mac Cool, has been a popular guest on the blog. He made our day when he sent us this… … Continue reading

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Playings… Stuart France

* Old, ‘Bone White’ * * lived in the ‘Stone Sure’ Hills, * Continue reading at Stuart France

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Something round… Stuart France

* “How old is it?” “How old is what?” “The Turnip Lantern Tradition?” * * “It is truly ancient.” “That is good.” “There appear to be others who agree with you.” * * “A heartening sight.” * Continue reading at … Continue reading

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Samildanach…

* …The torchbearers hurriedly re-lit the torches of Dun Culhwch. “Why, a veritable master of all the crafts we have here, it would seem,” said Big Chief Hawthorn, “but let a seat be brought for this man who has asked … Continue reading

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Of Trolls and Sustenance… Stuart France

* Tomf, the Troll, rises from the river bed after a long, long, sleep. He is feeling grumpy but only because he is hungry. Off in search of chocolate, cake, liqourice, orange juice, tobacco and cough sweets he goes… Oh, … Continue reading

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Dear Wen: Imaginary Isles…

Dear Wen, ‘I don’t know. I wasn’t there…It’s impossible to say…’ Well, not having been invited to Ashbourne of course… The bell clapper sounding hollowly is an analogy of a lost soul… The bell or the ‘silent shell’ is the … Continue reading

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Dear Don: Imaginary Isles…

Dear Don, It was an interesting weekend with the research. The south transept window from Ashbourne has opened a whole set of mysteries to track down and so far I’ve only got a little way in. I enlisted the help … Continue reading

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