Monday, June 18, 2018

The Folk Horror Podcast Episode 6: Darren Charles talks about the FHR Witch Cults event

Sadly, this event has been CANCELED.

The poster above shows what the episode is about. We talk to Darren Charles from Folk Horror Revival about the upcoming event and other topics!

Here's the audio, but surely you would rather download this from apple podcasts or your podcast reader of choice?

Here are links to the bands we discussed in the show!

Black Mountain Transmitter
Georgia Seddon
Nathalie Stern
The Heartwood Institute
Peg Powler
Marcus H.

Tickets here.

More information here.

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

The Folk Horror Podcast Episode 5: Robin Redbreast (1970), pt. 2

The red red robin comes bob bob bobbin' along, and so does The Folk Horror Podcast!

Listen below. 

I has some audio problems in the second half, but the good news is that I've set up my studio so that all audio going forward should sound A LOT better.

Audio snippets were from The Carice Singers (performing Peter Warlock) and Lisa Knapp.

Go to work on an egg.

Almost as brutal as Watership Down.

Rob considers one last Karate chop.

Don't look back.

The Village Green Preservation Society.

Interesting detail -- blood on Wellbeloved?
Something we didn't mention is that, if the characters do represent mystical beings at the end that instead of Herne the Hunter, Fisher could be Cernunnos, the celtic god. Though there are possible connections between Herne and Cernunnos anyway.

From Mike:

Hypnogoria podcast episode on the robin:

Mike also wanted to share this video from Folk Horror fan Jenny Hval:

Saturday, June 2, 2018

The Folk Horror Podcast Episode 4: Robin Redbreast (1970), pt.1

Forgot to mention it actually IN the episode, but this is the first part of what will probably be a two part discussion of Robin Redbreast!

Listen below. But who wants to sit in front of a computer? Download it on your phone! 

The sounds during the letters section is library music by James Harpham, "Nature's World."

From Mike:

Play for Today episode guide:

John Bowen bio:

Some interesting info on John Bowen and RR:

PDF of The Golden Bough:

No Mod Cons.

Someone lost their marbles on her windowsill.

Who sherded?

Sherry, but not Percy Bysshe.

Can you understand a light among the trees?

The eyes have it.
No one smiles if you cross their stiles.

From listener John (about Wicker Man):

- See the Whitby Hand of Glory and Hand of Glories that you can buy!

- The procession tune. See this for more info:

- Not only is Paul Giovanni in one of those shots on the cliffs, Anthony Shaffer is in one too! Check out this shot:

See the man with the green turtleneck behind the woman in the blue top who is behind Howie? That’s Shaffer! His only cameo in the film. The associate music director, Gary Carpenter, dressed up in drag to play the organ in the church scene. You can see a behind the scene shot of that here:

Hardy’s minister cameo, as far as I know, didn’t make any cuts nor did Gary’s.

 - 'Summer is icummin in' is only heard when they set the Wicker Man on fire, not during the procession or at any other time. It’s the oldest song in the English language.  More info on its use here:

- Check out these pictures of a commune that re-created their own Wicker Man. It wasn’t until recently that I found out they their “man” wasn’t one of them made for the film.