A few weeks ago Mr Chris Lambert, the creator of Tales from the Black Meadow (which I reviewed back here) got in touch and asked me if I'd like to part of the Wyrd Kalendar's July festivities. Of course I naturally jumped at the chance to part of such a fine project.
Now for those of you who don't know, the Wyrd Kalendar is a series of monthly musical mixes, preparing the way for the forthcoming book Wyrd Kalendar (written by Chris Lambert and illustrated by Andy Paciorek for Wyrd Harvest Press). And very wonderful they have been too, atmospheric and eclectic mixes of music and narration with a strong folk horror theme. So then I was most honoured to provide some narrations for this month's explorations...
It is July.
It is time to run through the fields, your hand trailing against the light brown grass so close to harvest, ignoring the angry cries of the farmer as you exploit your imagined bucolic past.
It is time to build a grotto to celebrate Saint James. It is time to venture onto the Kalendar Heath again. Let the heat of these songs enfold you as Jim Moon reads extracts from this month’s story “Grotto Day” (written by Chris Lambert as part of Wyrd Kalendar due out in October).
This month’s mix contains music by Goldfrapp, Terry Reid, Uriah Heep, David Cain, Be Bop Deluxe, Gordon Lightfoot, John Stewart, Laura Veirs, Roger Waters, Sesame Street, Nick Nicely, Slim Dusty, Velvet Opera and Soundgarden.
You can find all the sonic explorations of the year so far here -
The Wyrd Kalendar on Mixcloud
While here is the Weird Kalendar Blog
Also don't forget to make a trip to The Black Meadow
And more information on what the Folk Horror Revival is all about do visit here -https://folkhorrorrevival.com/