I'll never forget the first time I met Dave 'Damh' the Bard in person. It was my first year studying with the Order of Bards, Ovates and Druids (OBOD) and I had missed the deadline for the summer gathering tickets. I emailed Dave and asked if I could be put on a stand by list as I really wanted to attend, it being my first year. He managed to sort me a ticket. When I found Dave at the gathering to thank him, he said, 'let's have a welcome to OBOD hug'. He truly is a gentle giant.
At the most recent OBOD gathering we all awoke on the final Sunday to the tragic news of the terror attack in Borough Market, Dave played his track 'time machine' and I don't think there was a dry eye in Glastonbury Town Hall. It struck me that as well as inspirational, how deeply healing his music can also be.
I caught up with Dave recently before his performance at the Mercian Gathering where he had us all up and dancing late into the night. You can listen to our chat in the sound file below, where Dave talks openly about his route into Paganism and Druidry, and his exciting new album project based on the Tales of the Mabinogi. Enjoy!
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