Welcome to the fourteenth episode of The Thunder Mutters, a bonus December episode featuring readings by Adam Horovitz, two acapella settings of Clare's poems composed by Jess Nock and interspersed with tunes performed by Becky Dellow.
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We will return next year with January from Clare's poem 'The Shepherd's Calendar', so please come back then and take a listen.
Two of the tunes in this episode have been taken from Gwilym Davies and Roy Palmer's book 'Let Us Be Merry', a collection of carols from Gloucestershire. This and other sources used are listed below.
The tunes, whose histories are discussed in the show, are listed here for your convenience, in order of appearance: The Lament of Swordy Well, The Cock Fled Up In The Yew Tree, The Bitter Willow, The Gloucestershire Wassail, The Mores.
The Thunder Mutters’ theme tune is The Gardengate
Davies, G and Palmer, R, Let Us Be Merry (Cirencester: Green Branch Press, 2016)
Kuntz, Andrew, and Valerio Pelliccioni, Traditional Tune Archive (2017) <http://tunearch.org> [Accessed 2nd December 2020]