A special treat for all Folk Horror Revivalists. This seasonal Mayday mixtape features Paul Giovanni, Sharron Kraus, Shirley Collins, The Hare and the Moon, Children of Alice, Pink Floyd, Circulus, Inkubus Sukkubus and loads more. Sit back, relax and enjoy.
As the Queen and Government have messed up a bit with their New Year’s Honours (Doddy ok fair enough but Posh Spice?? ) we here at FHR are doing our own Honours list for New Year (and we may very well do one at Summer Solstice or sometime else also, )
So We are delivering ODD honours (Order of the Double Denim) to the following -firstly some of those who have passed …
Posthumous acclaim to ~
~ Robin Hardy Christopher Lee Peter Vaughan Colin Wilson
Amongst the living our Thanks to the following Honorary presences for their great support to FHR and / or the fantastic work they do in our sphere of interests. 🙂 So stand up (or sit down whatever is comfier … Sir or Dame …)
~ Alan Lee Bob Beagrie Caroline Wise Richard Littler at Scarfolk Council Roger Linney Julia Jeffrey Gary Lachman Eamon Byers Ramsey Campbell Becca Thorne Sharron Kraus Shirley Collins Iain Sinclair
Special Thanks of Support go to ~ Christina Oakley Harrington @ Treadwells Geraldine and Bali Beskin @ Atlantis Viktor Wynd @ The Last Tuesday Society Steve Toase Nick Brown Tom Oldham and Nathaniel Metcalf @ the Folk Horror Film Club
To all the Administrators and Moderators of FHR
and a personal Thank You to Erin Christina Sorrey for the support and inspiration given to me (Andy P. )
On October 16th at the British Museum Folk Horror Revival: Otherworldly event, we were proud and delighted to present to the public a viewing of the video of Death and the Lady, a new recording by the folk legend Shirley Collins. Furthermore we were fortunate enough to hear the great lady speak of her work and inspirations, and to experience her wit and wisdom as part of the folk horror finale panel.
Just don’t mention sheep … spectral sheep that is …
The video for the track is a film by Nick Abrahams captured at the ossuary of St Leonard’s Church in Hythe, Kent.
Born in Hastings in 1935, Shirley was fascinated by folk songs as she was growing up, songs she heard on the radio or sung by her grandparents.
She left home for London to immerse herself in the burgeoning folk scene; at a party held by Ewan MacColl she met Alan Lomax, and in 1959 she joined him in the USA on the renowned field trip ‘Southern Journey’, recording American folk songs and blues.
On her return to England, Shirley cemented her role at the forefront of the Folk Revival, recording over a dozen albums including the influential Folk Roots, New Routes with avant-garde guitarist Davy Graham, and No Roses, from which The Albion Country Band was formed. In the 1980s, Shirley lost her singing voice – a form of dysphonia — and withdrew from performing live. It was only in 2014, after coaxing from David Tibet (Current 93), that Shirley sang in public for the first time since 1982.
Though Shirley Collins (MBE) has been absent from the music scene for many years, her impact has not diminished, the likes of Graham Coxon, Jonny Greenwood, Stewart Lee and Angel Olsen laud her, and a documentary The Ballad of Shirley Collins is currently in progress. Shirley released her first memoir, America Over the Water, in 2004 and is currently working on her second book.
Her new Album Lodestar is released on 4th November 2016
Jason Atomic is an artist inspired by a love of underground cultures, scenes and fashion tribes, he investigates and documents them in his sketchbooks as quick, clean line drawings.
This love of fashion has led to collaborations with labels Charles of London, Yes!Future! & Milkboy Tokyo.
His speedy drawing style led to the development of live portrait sketching performances in galleries, clubs and at events around the world, during these he makes life-size, full-length sketches of his willing victims in marker pen on long rolls of paper. In2008 he set an un-official world land/speed record for portraiture at The National Portrait Gallery, London.
He has curated various art shows on occult & comic book themes, Including Hail To The King (a tribute to Jack Kirby), Iconography Of Mask, Image Duplicator (a response to Roy Lichtenstein) & Magick Eye.
More recently, upon discovering that an anagram of his name is ‘Satanic Mojo’, he has embarked on a multi-platform collaborative project of that title. Inspired by cults, conspiracy theories and the counter culture.
This has spawned ‘Satanic Mojo Comix’, an annual ‘Festival Of Dark Arts’ and seasonal ‘Satanic Flea Market’