Double Dipping this last part of November--this time a shout out to the bards who do it by the fire, in the woods, in court, on demand. No multi-tracking, no do overs. Performances from Emer MacAidan, John Inchingham, Savage Daughter, Collette The Bard and lots, lots more.
Tons of great tracks from those bards who haunt the recording studios using witchcraft and multitrack recording to produce lush soundscapes and radio ready anthems. Songs from: Ken and Lisa Theriot, Heather Dale, Effenwealt Wystle, Analeda Falconbridge, Thomas Bordeaux, Samantha Moore, Drake The Bard and Jim Pipkin.
So this was supposed to be the spooky All-Hallow's episode but submissions didn't run that way. So we celebrate the falling leaves and dropping temperatures. Very little of my voice on this one still as I'm still healing my pipes.
My voice is drawn and thin and I've struggled to get these two back to back pieces together. This one is super nice featuring Master Ruaidhri An Cu of Atlantia, Lanea Verch Kerrigan, Yours Truly and the legendary Hector of the Black Height. Enjoy!!
Legion Black- Frieman The Minstrel
Early One Morning - Mistress Alina nic an Bhaird
Olyeg the Quiet - Lusty Young Smith
Borne of the Storm - written by Mistress Olrun Elidasdottir (Sang by THLady Brenna O'Duynie)
The Wild Hunt - THLady Mebd inghean Daire (Current Kingdom Bard) (Maeve Ingun Dare-uh)
Ode to the Jesters - THLady Sula Allrasystir
Shield That Shook an Army - THLady Brenna "Froggie" O'Duynie
Mead for the Servant - Juan Carlos Santiago y Benevidez de Villa Lob by Lord Eideard Doomhand and willed to the people
The Oath-by Lord Shadowbane
The Slain - Lady Sadie D'Orleans One of our youngest original song smyths at 16,
Storm Born-THLady Sula Allrasystir
A while back I started a project researching the names given to the GOA level awards here in Atlantia that are named after creatures (Kraken-Heavy, Sea Stag-Teaching Fighting, and Golden Dolphin -Service). What I found out from interviewing some early Atlantians who helped name these awards was that there's no real backstory---they thought an "Atlantis Theme" was cool. So I've sent out to integrate actual Atlantian history into legends and myths that could be used in ceremonies, lore, anything the populace wants. I'm also working with our current Poet Laureate on compiling these along with poems about the other awards that aren't beasty based into something a little more comprehensive. This is the first of the Straeon Atlantiadd (The Atlantian Stories in Welsh): The Sea Stag.
Forty minutes of pure love and cuddling with your loyal host and curator Lord Gideon ap Stephen.
Gideon takes you through a playlist comprised of folks who have guided him on his journey as an apprentice and a bard. Songs from: Mistress Rosalind Jehanne, Effenwealt Wystle, Master Johann Von Solothurn, Sir Bryce de Byram, Mistress Analeda Falconbridge, Mistress Wyndreth, Lord Drake Oranwood, Lord Nicholas Sutton and many others. :-)
These Hands--Lady Arwa al-Jinniya
Northshield Lullaby--Lady Sarah Loring
Fly with the Griffin--Master Ingus Moen
Widow's Lament--Lady Merit de la Rose von Windhaven
Star of the North--Viscountess Wander Riordan, OL
Katherine's Song--Lord Marcial de Salas
Translation into Old Norse of Skjaldvør (known as Wyndreth)'s Norse Counting Song--THL Eyja Bassadóttir
Raethr Fenrir--Mistress Skjaldvør Kormáksdøttir (known as Wyndreth)
Shield My Kinsmen aka the Northshield National Anthem --Mistress Skjaldvør Kormáksdøttir (known as Wyndreth), performed by a crowd of Northshielders
Let Season Three Begin!
Your loyal host and curator Lord Gideon ap Stephen is back and has brought a handful of delightful treasures and rarities with him. Tracks from Atlantia, Glenn Abhann, Lochac, Northshield and The Midrealm! Exclusive recordings from Northshield Bardic Madness and one of the most sought after tales in the Knowne World.
Playlist coming soon :)
You may have heard of some of the trials my kingdom has undergone as of late, and hopefully you've heard of the good and gentle folk that have stood up in the face of really, really bad things. One of those standing first was Duke Cuan Macdaige. I had complimented Duke Cuan on the good work he had done in the stand our populace has taken against predators and people who wounded and divided our Kingdom. He told me that if I wanted to thank him, I'd write a song--but not about him. He wanted a song about how Atlantia is bigger than any one bad person. A song defining Atlantia as a people in service to a dream, not to any man. I collaborated with my brother bard Master Johann, and this is that song.
Cleaning out the cupboards and getting those deep cuts and rarities on the show.
Playlist to come :)
Intro Music: Master Johann Von Solothurn
The Oak-Lady Jean Kilmeny
Sing Atlantia Mistress Celia of Rosedale
The Marshall's Cross-Sir Bryce de Byram
The Story of Macha- Lanea Verch Kerrigan
Valkyries Lullabye-Lady Lasair Inghen ui L'Airt
Lord Gideon ap Stephen is your curator on a musical tour of the Kingdom of the East. Playlist coming very soon.
This is a reading of the sonnet I entered as part of the Poeta Atlantiae competition at Ruby Joust. This poem was read aloud in court as a memorial to Syr Aldrydd (mka Rich Stryker). I had received requests for a recorded reading, so I produced this short mini-sode.
Where Lay we the hero with his heart and
hands stilled? Where lay we these most revered bones?
Be there a tomb that can hold such a man
Be there craftsmen to carve such a stone
Shall we bury his sword and give it to rust
Shall his shield bear his weight one last time
Return the white belt and spurs in his trust
as to heaven’s high spires he climbs
Shall his chain be returned to his king
for such a soul can no longer be bound
For we forget the last line of the oath we all sing
when we bend knee to sovereign and crown
We mourn the loss now of our comrade and friend
til death takes us or til the world ends.
Ld. Gideon ap Stephen
(Intro and Outro by Harper an Cu-Royal Bard of Atlantia)
Northern Virtues- Lady Emer Nic Aiden
Valkyries Lullaby- Mistress Sionann in Ui Fhlaithbheartaig
At What Price Honor?-Baroness Morgan Wolfsinger
One of Us (Live)-Heather Dale
Follow Me-Mistress Analeda Falconbridge
Four Sails-Baroness Gwendolyn the Graceful
Undefeated (Die, Die, Die!) -THL Lucia Elena Braganza (courtesy of the Shava Sue Channel)
The King and His People Are One-Mistress Rosalind Jehanne
I am Able- Lady Ambra
It All Winds Up In The Glass- Lady Bieiris de Romans
Lifeblood-Mistress Wyndreth aka Savage Daughter
The Elfin Knight-Harper An Cu