Halloween Ballad Special: Tales of Murder, Mayhem, and Ghostly Mischief

Halloween Ballad Special: Tales of Murder, Mayhem, and Ghostly Mischief

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In honor of Halloween, Fern has put together a spooky (and hopefully fun!) exploration of some of the creepiest ballads in the English and Scottish folk tradition. In the style of her podcast, Of Song and Bone, Fern will perform four songs and discuss the context behind the stories, as well as her own relationship to the ballads.

Ballads performed are: "Long Lankin," "Lady Gay" / "The Wife of Usher's Well," "Sweet William's Ghost," and "Northlands" / "Lady Isabel and the Elf Knight." The songs include themes of serial murder, home invasion, child death, and the awakened dead, so use discretion if the content is not for you! 

This performance has been pre-recorded, but Fern will be chatting during the broadcast if you are watching live. 

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Fern Maddie is a multi-instrumentalist, songwriter, and storyteller. Her songs and performances explore the connections... between traditional folklore and modern experiences of loss, resilience, and belonging. She researches historical musical culture for her podcast, Of Song and Bone, and is currently recording her second record, entitled Ghost Story.
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