Welcome to The Bardic Blog!

My name is Damh the Bard, I am a modern Bard/Singer/Songwriter/Druid who tours the world playing music at festivals and events. I am the Pendragon of the Order of Bards Ovates and Druids (OBOD), and run the Anderida Gorsedd with my partner, the Pagan artist Cerri Lee.

Here I’ll be writing regular articles about my main interests – myth, music and Druidry. I post at least once a week, so there’ll always be something to read. So you can either subscribe to the RSS feed on the front page, or get email notifications from the email sign up form.

I do hope you enjoy reading this blog, and if you want to find out more, check out www.paganmusic.co.uk


10 thoughts on “About

  1. Greetings Damh,
    Thank you for your years of service, and for allowing us to weep wail and wonder, sleep, snore and slumber, causing us joyful gyrations galore! As a fellow Druid musician i have always been inspired by your work, and I look forward to many more years of your talent of tune. Thank you for all the Awen /|\

  2. Dear Damh,

    i just discoverd your music and slowly everything else on your website. I am not there yet, but I am already touched by your music and words! So far on your website I couldn’t find any tourdates through the rest of Europe. Have you ever played in Holland? Or are you planning to do so, would love to see you live! Otherwise I’ll have to schedule my next Glastonbury visit when you are playing around there. 🙂

    Brightes blessings,

  3. I was at the Spirit of Albion play performed yesterday at Witchfest Croydon, and it really helped me, a novice, in my quest to understand a little more about the pagan ways, and helped me really understand your songs propoerly, in a way I had not before. Thank you from the bottom of my heart, this has made a huge impact which I will take some time to understand.

  4. Hi Dave/Damh, after listening to nothing but your works for the past 3 weeks (since I discovered your talents) I just had to write n say thankyou! I love your treatment of the subjects, your musical talents and the humour, emotion and passion which shines through your performances! PLease keep it up!

    Have to say I like your first album the best, the raw power and the simpler arrangements really work for me!

    Anyhows, I got some inspiration to write you a tongue in cheek poem for a laugh, I hope you take it in the spirit its meant, and enjoy my poor verse for what it is!

    Damn the Bard!

    Damn the Bard, Damn him I say!
    Storytelling and singing for all of the day!
    With song in his heart and wisdom on his lips,
    He engages my mind and emotions he strips!
    With tales of myth he teaches wisdom so fine,
    His lessons we learn, those stories do shine!
    With voice so fair, and talent so rare,
    He takes me to places as though I was there!
    With riddles so hard and knowledge so deep,
    He keeps me entertained, then he sings me to sleep,
    With footsteps so light and pace so strong,
    He journeys the land, putting foot not wrong!
    With smile on his face and humour in his eye,
    He’s welcomed all over with a hearty cry!
    So, Damn the Bard, Damn him I say,
    Cos I’d love to be doing it the very same way!

    Suzanne Read
    19th November 2010

  5. I want you to know that it was your music that helped me to step onto my current spiritual path. Though often challenging, it has always been a blessing and I would never change a thing. I’m very glad I found your video that day. Thank you for making it and thank you for putting it out there for me to find. You have blessed me.

  6. I can only hope that one day I can be half as good a bard as you! I am concentrating on the poetry side at the moment until I gain a reasonable grasp of a musical instrument, but thanks for the inspiration and also for the huge role you play in the wonderful OBOD 🙂

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