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.

Unearthing Forgotten Horrors Radio Show 13/03/17

This week’s Unearthing Forgotten Horrors Radio Show features music from Electric Wizard, Burning Saviour, The Rowan Amber Mill, Bob Fox and Stu Luckley, Sharron Kraus, Mark Korven, Pino Donaggio, The Doors, White Noise, Mighty Baby, The Incredible String Band and Mort Garson’s Lucifer. Tune in from 7pm UK time on (a1radio.co.uk) for an evening of twisted psychedelia and eerie electronics.

Unearthing Forgotten Horrors’ is an hour-long delve into the darker recesses of the musical underworld. A chance to immerse yourself in obscure horror soundtracks, dark drones, weird electronica, freaky folk, crazed kosmiche and some of the most abhorrent and twisted psychedelia ever committed to vinyl, CD or cassette.

(A1Radio – Online, Anytime)

The Wyrd Kalendar – The March Mix

It is March and the Hare has come.

Wander the Kalendar Heath with care lest it spy you and hop upon your back to whisper in your ear.

Whilst you wander you will be serenaded by Shirley Collins, Pentangle, Jethro Tull, Iron Maiden, The Carter Family, George Formby, Maddy Prior, Igor Stravinsky, Ozric Tentacles, Noah and the Whale, Abe Lyman, Mark Korven, Anne Briggs and David Cain. Hide behind them as they play so the hare cannot see you.

As you skip from hillock to mound you may hear snatches of the Wyrd Kalendar story for March "The Crucified Hare" written by Chris Lambert and read by Ralf Higgins.

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

The Wyrd Kalendar – The February Mix

It is February.
Open the Wyrd Kalendar and venture into a cold world with a young woman who experiences the days of February that the rest of us miss.
It is a lonely month but you will have company from The Unthanks, Eels, The Incredible String Band, Colosseum, Jesus Jones, King Creosote, Chungking and others who muse on the month and its many frosty wonders.
Wyrd Kalendar is a Folk Horror Revival project that includes a folk horror mix inspired by each month, a book of short stories and illustrations to be published later in the year and an accompanying album to follow in 2018.
Extracts from Chris Lambert’s "February 31st" read by Natasha Trott

Unearthing Forgotten Horrors 23/01/2017

This week’s Unearthing Forgotten Horrors is the 100th episode of our time with A1 Radio. This special show features new music from The Daughters of Grief, Mortlake Bookclub and Mzylkypop, as well as tracks from Hexvessel, Circulus, Bruno Nicolai, Carlo Maria Cordio, Hermione Harvestman and Sidney Sager.

It also features my tribute to legendary Can drummer Jaki Leibezeit who very sadly passed away over the weekend.

It all happens Monday evening at 7pm UK time on a1radio.co.uk.

Unearthing Forgotten Horrors’ is an hour-long delve into the darker recesses of the musical underworld. A chance to immerse yourself in obscure horror soundtracks, dark drones, weird electronica, freaky folk, crazed kosmiche and some of the most abhorrent and twisted psychedelia ever committed to vinyl, CD or cassette.
(http://www.a1radio.co.uk/)

The Wyrd Kalendar – The January Mix

Join us as we explore the Wyrd Kalendar

Preparing the way for the forthcoming publication Wyrd Kalendar (written by Chris Lambert and illustrated by Andy Paciorek for Wyrd Harvest Press) this explores, celebrates and exorcises the wintry spirits of January whilst giving a flavour of the delights contained within this book of folk horror themed tales…

All profits from Wyrd Kalendar will go to wildlife charities nominated by the Folk Horror Revival group…
Includes tracks by The Owl Service, The Animal Collective, Leonard Cohen, The Decemberists, Fleet Foxes, Pilot, The Divine Comedy and many many more…

Best wishes and "Hold to the resolution!"

Unearthing Forgotten Horrors 26/09/2016

This week’s Unearthing Forgotten Horrors radio show features music from Blood Ceremony, Witchcraft, Sylvester Anfang II, Stone Breath, The Valerie Project, Fred Myro and Malcolm Seagrove, Eric Peters, Opeth and Palace of Swords. It all kicks off on Monday evening at 7pm UK time on (A1Radio – Online, Anytime)

A1Radio – Online, Anytime

A1Radio is an Internet Radio station broadcasting from Peterborough in the UK. We broadcast 24/7 with live show…

Unearthing Forgotten Horrors’ is an hour-long delve into the darker recesses of the musical underworld. A chance to immerse yourself in obscure horror soundtracks, dark drones, weird electronica, freaky folk, crazed kosmiche and some of the most abhorrent and twisted psychedelia ever committed to vinyl, CD or cassette.