April 25, 2011

The Music of Gwydion - Gwydion Pendderwen [2005]

2005 double CD brings together Gwydion's two official releases: Songs for the Old Religion [1975] & The Faerie Shaman [1981]. Born Thomas deLong, reinvented as Gwydion Pendderwen: US musician, writer, poet, conservationist and druid.

Songs for the Old Religion hymns to the Sabbats, the seasonal round and pagan gods and goddesses. The Faerie Shaman broadens the palette with traditional celtic elements, harps and pipes.

In 1976 he travels to Wales and is called to the stage at the National Eisteddfod. His transatlantic love affair with Welsh myth and language deepening, he makes a fair stab at singing in Welsh on a couple of songs. Precursor to likes of In Gowan Ring and essential listening for those who dig this sort of thing - you know who you are...

Oddi wrth y brawd
witches tunes

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