The Wyrd Kalendar – The Spring Mix

Join the Kalendar Host in a haunting hike upon the Kalendar Heath this spring. Peppered with the sounds of spring, music on the theme of spring and extracts from three spring based tales from Wyrd Kalendar (available to buy here: http://www.lulu.com/shop/chris-lambert/wyrd-kalendar/paperback/product-23371751.html ). You will also be given the opportunity to pause in your trek as special guests from the Folk Horror Revival; Howard Ingham and Darren Charles, discuss a vital spring film and album for your edification and delight.

The Spring mix includes tunes by The Polyphonic Spree, Emil Richards, Donna Summer, St. Etienne, Aaron Copland, Children of Alice, Donovan, Massive Attack, Gao Liang, Ella Fitzgerald, Morcheeba, David Cain, Paul Weller, Pentangle, Scott Walker, The Producers, Jimmy LaValle, The Kinks, Two Door Cinema Club, The Hobbits, Sidney Torch and his Orchestra, Tom Waits, The Coffinshakers, The Lemon Drops, Igor Stravinsky, REM, Anne Ziegler & Webster Booth.

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The Wyrd Kalendar – The December Mix

It is December.

The bells are ringing and the Old Father is coming. Find out what happens to those who displease the Old Father in extracts from the final tale of the Wyrd Kalendar entitled "Santa Claus and the Witch".

You can buy the book at – http://www.lulu.com/shop/http://www.lulu.com/shop/chris-lambert/wyrd-kalendar/paperback/product-23371751.html – All profits go to Wildlife Trusts.

As you wander through the snow and ice of the Kalendar Heath you will hear Simon and Garfunkel, Sufjan Stevens, Marc Almond, Iron and the Wine, Broadcast, Bjork, Bert Jansch, Anne Briggs, Ryuichi Sakamoto, Zen, The Divine Comedy, CAN, Kate Bush, The Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain, Sea of Bees, Sean Wesche, Lindisfarne, Jethro Tull, Mazzy Star, The Rolling Stones, Spinal Tap, Jimmy Smith, The Free Design, David Cain, Neal Casan, Vashti Bunyan, The Who, The Fall, Scott Walker, Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, The Grateful Dead, David Gray and Victor Hely-Hutchinson as well as extracts from Winter Landscape by Laurie Lee.

This is the last Wyrd Kalendar mix of the year. You can hear all the others for every month of the year by visiting – https://www.mixcloud.com/Wyrd_Kalendar

There will be four seasonal mixes next year. Look out for the Spring mix on March 21st.

Happy Christmas!

The Wyrd Kalendar – The November Mix

The Saints are on the march and on the look out for sinners to punish this month so tread carefully upon the Kalendar Heath.

This month’s mix features extracts from "All Saint’s Day" the tale for November from "Wyrd Kalendar" which was published at the end of October 2017 and can be bought here: http://www.lulu.com/shop/http://www.lulu.com/shop/chris-lambert/wyrd-kalendar/paperback/product-23371751.html

As well as these extracts you will hear from the following musical artists exploring All Saint’s Day, Bonfire Night and the month of November; The Silent Comedy, Blonde on Blonde, The Monroe Brothers, David Bowie, Gorillaz, Voice of the Seven Woods, Magnet, Cobra Verde, Eire Apparent, Lamb, David Cain, Shirley Bassey, Matt Berry, Carter USM, Dizzy Gillespie, Gram Parsons, New Model Army, Julie London, Tom Waits, The Will-O-Bees, Sammy Davis Junior, Sandy Denny, Peter Fonda, Pavlov’s Dog, The Wilderness of Manitoba and Vashti Bunyan.

The Wyrd Kalendar – The October Mix

Wander the Kalendar Heath this October.

Walk towards the inevitable and terrifying Halloween festivities accompanied by BBC Tees and Fortean Times’ own Bob Fischer who will entertain you with extracts from this month’s story "The Field" taken from "The Wyrd Kalendar" (published this month by Wyrd Harvest Press).

As you reach the last few moments of October and Halloween descends, listen out for "The Night Before Samhain" a poem written and performed by Phil Breach.

Enjoy the October and then the Halloween tunes provided by Matt Berry, The Pretty Things, The Mystic Astrological Band, Tommy Makem and Liam Clancy, Judy Dyble and Tim Bowness vs, No Acronym, of Montreal, William Wordsworth, The Cinnamon Ship, James Taylor, U2 (when they were good), Nitin Sawhney, Still Life, David Cain, The Incredible String Band, Haircut 100, Cosmic Overdose, Bill Nelson, Julie London, Dylan Thomas, Harold Budd and Brian Eno, Chris and Cosey, Witch, Emil Richards, Wolf People, Bill Buchanan, Blue Magic, Aqualung, Lou Reed, Rosemary Clooney, Siouxsie and the Banshees, Sandy Denny, Flight of the Conchords, Howlin’ Wolf, Dead Kennedys, Russ Conway, Status Quo, The Guess Who, Sun Ra, Japan, The Misfits, Super Furry Animals, John Carpenter, Gorillaz, Lambert, Hendricks and Ross and Duran Duran.

The Wyrd Kalendar – The September Mix

It is September.

Summer is drawing to its end.

The nights are closing in.

Leaves are on the turn and primed to fall.

Joyously run through the fallen leaves on the Kalendar Heath this month with Nick Drake, Dinah Washington, Simon and Garfunkel, David Cain, Captain Beefheart, Justin Hayward, Lou Reed, Earth, Wind and Fire, Jez Butler, David Whitfield, Fiona Apple, New Model Army, Monty Python, Carole King, Tindersticks, Edith Piaf, The Flaming Lips, The Waterboys, David Sylvian, The White Stripes and John Martyn. You will hear extracts from “Ashley and Ashley” the September story from “Wyrd Kalendar” due to be published in October this year by Wyrd Harvest Press.

The Wyrd Kalendar – The August Mix

The Kalendar Heath is ready to be explored this August, but beware, the willows are on the move.

Celebrate Lammas with the likes of Magnet, The Owl Service, Beacon Street Union, Bebel Gilberto, The Tiger Lilies, Love, Clinic, Carole King, Funkadelic, Hall and Oates, Grizzly Bear, Kingston Trio, Micky Newbury, Jacco Gardner, Julie London, David Cain, Lost Trail, The The and Isla Cameron.

This month’s exploration of the Kalendar Heath includes extracts from this month’s short story "The Weeping Will Walk" written and performed by Chris Lambert. The story will be published as part of "Wyrd Kalendar" a collection of 12 short stories written by Chris Lambert and illustrated by Andy Paciorek to be published in October 2017.

The Wyrd Kalendar – The July Mix

It is July.

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 for publication 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.

The Wyrd Kalendar – The June Mix

It is June.

The sun is shining and people gather at tables to sup lemonade, watching the crops thrive and the flowers bloom.

This month wander the Kalendar Heath to the strains of Sparklehorse, John Shakespeare, Steeleye Span, The Kinks, The Sallyangie, David Cain, The Cocteau Twins, Marc Bolan, June Tabor, The Decemberists, Case-Lange Veirs, June Carter-Cash, Sam Gopal, Bright Eyes, Al Stewart, Linear Movement, Pinback, Jan and Dean, Petula Clark, Finn, The Clancy Brothers, Rodgers and Hammerstein and the B52s while Jim Peters regales you with choice extracts from this month’s tale, from the Wyrd Kalendar; “June Bug”.

The Wyrd Kalendar – The May Mix

It’s May. It’s May! The Lusty Month of May!

Join us on the Kalendar Heath as we revel and dance. Caper around the maypole with Sweet Young Auntie May (the subject of this month’s reading from the Wyrd Kalendar (out in October).

We are joined in our May time celebration by Magnet, The Hare and the Moon, Steeleye Span, Led Zeppelin, Nick Drake, Children of Alice, Fairport Convention, Dead Can Dance, Mediaeval Babes, Molly Drake, Magpie Lane, David Cain, Air, The Divine Comedy, Blue Oyster Cult, Belle and Sebastian, Arcade Fire, Bee Gees, Vanessa Redgrave, Canterbury Fair and Killing Joke.

“May Pole” is read by Freya Lambert.

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The Wyrd Kalendar – The April Mix

Beware the Fool.

As you wander the Kalendar Heath this month do not let the fool lead you astray. He will lead you a merry dance as you, the Gowk, lose yourself in a mysterious maze of musical magic.

Whilst Jon Neill and Chris Lambert bring to life extracts from Wyrd Kalendar story "Chasing the Gowk" you will be tricked and delighted by the likes of the Cocteau Twins, June Tabor, The Jesus and Mary Chain, Tim Hart and Maddy Prior, Frank Churchill and Larry Morey’s “Bambi” soundtrack, David Cain and Ronald Duncan, Fiona Shaw and T.S. Eliot, Sergio Mendes and Brasil ’66, Patti Smith, Simon and Garfunkel, Aretha Franklin, The Divine Comedy, The Stone Roses, Prince, George Michael, A-ha, Supertramp, Genesis, Pat Boone, Sandy Rogers, Frank Zappa, Tom McRae, Loudon Wainwright III and Rufus Wainwright.

The Wyrd Kalendar book written by Chris Lambert and illustrated by Andy Paciorek is scheduled for publication in October 2017.