Chaparral Andrew Hodges • Celtic Soundscrapes CD
Hidden long ago by Merlin the magician in a secret cave on the remote isle of Enlli, the Thirteen Treasures of Ancient Britain lie buried. Protected by enchantments they await Arthur’s return ...
The Sword of Rydderch Hael
Etched into the edge of the sword is the memory of each blow.
Does it ring with a song of freedom, a call to battle, or a funeral dirge?
Bass, Guitar, Keyboard
The Hamper of Gwyddno Garanhir
A vast sumptuous feast is packed inside the magic hamper - more than enough to feed
many weary wanderers along the roadside
Keyboard, Ladder, Percussion - Withies by Michèle Heidi Sutton
The Drinking Horn of Bran
The horn dispenses unlimited intoxication ... strange dreams ...
adventures into other realms ... rude awakenings!
Keyboard, Vocals - additional Vocals by Michèle Heidi Sutton
The Chariot of Morgan
Holding tightly onto the reins, our journey takes us through many strange lands
as we travel life’s path. Frequently our destination is not as we anticipated
However, the outcome may still surprise and delight us ...
During the recording of this piece my old Moog synthesiser finally met it’s end
Those last atonal groans and squeals were definitely not the destination I envisaged at the outset!
Bass, Guitar, Keyboards
The Halter of Clytho Eiddyn
In order to summon your dream horse while you sleep, hang the enchanted halter from the
end of your bed overnight and canter through the unconscious realms ...
Bass, Keyboard, Indian Drum, Jaws Harp
The Knife of Llaw Frodedd
The subtle knife brings clarity. Picking apart, cutting through, piercing, carving, shaping,
each mark unique. The enchanted knife will prepare food for a host of hungry men
Bass, Acoustic Guitar, Keyboard
The Cauldron of Dyrnwch
Dyrnwch’s cauldron conjures recipes from long ago with echoes of exotic scents
and tastes beyond our imaginings
It spans the hungry gap between yearning and satisfaction, but will not cook the meat of a coward
Keyboard - Live at Ho Ho Chi Heaven
The Whetstone of Tudwal Tydglyd
A whetstone usually sharpens, but in unskilled hands can also blunt
As stone sings, bellows pump and hammers ring, a deadly sword is born
Keyboards, Whistling - with Bath, Toilet and Coffee grinder by Michèle Heidi Sutton
The Coat of Padarn Redcoat
Padarn’s red coat offers protection from the elements and may only be worn by a true
Bass, Bazouki, Ocarina
The Crock of Rhygenydd
Contained within the depths of the crock, beneath the swirling water, nourishing visions begin to
Keyboard - with Saxophone and Bombard by Michèle Heidi Sutton
The Dish of Rhygenydd
As the meal is consumed we are transported into the extraordinary scenes
described in the ornate decorations around the rim
Keyboards, Bells - with Ankle bells and Dancing by Michèle Heidi Sutton
The Chessboard of Gwenddolau
It is probably a Gwydl Ball board but who’s counting?
While the magic chessboard plays itself, it spins stories of other worlds
Bass, Keyboard, Dharbuka, Vocal - additional Vocal by Michèle Heidi Sutton
Arthur's Cloak of invisibility
Tales of previous owners are woven into the fabric. If you wear the cloak for too long
you will lose touch with your own reality
All compositions created and performed by Chaparral Andrew Hodges unless otherwise credited