The Autumn Crackler is here!
I hope this email finds you in fine folkie fettle. Here's the news: I've just released a fresh 80-ish minutes of music and readings to mark the changing of the seasons and the arrival of (meteorological) Autumn on September 1st (if you're in the Southern Hemisphere, please save this email for six months, and enjoy the Spring Special show instead!).
In this year's Autumn Crackler, through the cunning use of music and spoken word, we follow the harvest, collect wild mushrooms and visit the standing stones. We celebrate All Hallowâ€™s Eve and Bonfire Night, and join Thanksgiving. And we warn against eating the wrong kind of berries... So come on, bring a basket and weâ€™ll gather the seasonâ€™s bounty ... and stick it in our ears!
Music by: Spiral Dance - Katriona Gilmore & Jamie Roberts - Eliza Carthy, Martin Carthy & Paul Weller - Dave Pegg & PJ Wright - Locomotive Ghost - Radim Zenkl - Mind Of Max - Scott McWatt - Michael Chapman - Magna Carta - Dave Webber & Anni Fentiman - Ninebarrow - Sharron Kraus & Friends - Show Of Hands - The Story - Christopher Cross - Giggetty - The Gathering Tide - Katy Rose Bennett - Kristina Olsen.
Readings from: "The Golden Bough" by Sir James Frazer - â€œMushroomsâ€ by Margaret Atwood - "All Hallow's Eve" by Erin Morgenstern - â€œThe Origin And Customs Of Guy Fawkes' Dayâ€ from The New Adventures of Sherlock Holmes: The Gunpowder Plot.
You can listen online or download the show from Autumn Crackler 2016 or, if you are a subscriber, check your podcatcher app of choice to ensure it has automatically grabbed the show from the ether.