Probably the last song for today (I really need to get to work, now) is "The Wheel Of The Year" by Shira Kammen. It's a nice traditional celtic song (well, at least it sounds traditional) from her album The Almanac.
I googled a bit for "wheel of the year", it seems to be some sort of mythical... thing, symbolizing the cycles of nature, centered around the eight sabbats, e.g. samhain (no, not this samhain) or beltane. Wikipedia has lots of material, if you're interested in such things...
Welcome to the first "show" of Uwe Hermann's Music Podcast (very creative name, eh?). Don't worry, you will not be bored by my rants here, this is a pure music podcast, you won't hear a single word from me.
I will be posting links to freely available songs ("podsafe music") by various artists and from various music genres like electronic music (trance, ambient, etc.), celtic and other "world" music, classical, acoustic, pop, rock, and lots more. All songs are freely and legally available, because the artists who created them released them to the public under a free license. In most cases this is a Creative Commons license.
Now a short story about how I started podcasting: I installed iPodder recently and tried out various podcasts out of curiosity. In Adam Curry's Daily Source Code #237 he played a great tune by Rob Costlow called "Bliss" (which, it seems, Rob Costlow had composed as a wedding gift for his wife). This song was, in some way, the initial spark. I thought to myself hey, why shouldn't I create my own podcast, full with music I like?. As you can see and hear, I couldn't find any reason not to do it.
And now, without further ado, here comes the first song of this podcast: "Bliss" by Rob Costlow, a wonderful, purely instrumental piano piece.