the twisted roots and sweetest fruits …

 

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From the foundation stones of Acid Folk and Child Ballads, Occult Rock and the Blues to the influence of Folk Horror on TV and Film soundtracks, Hauntology and even mainstream Pop.

Harvest Hymns is a diverse and fascinating collection of articles, reviews and interviews with and from the likes of Jim Jupp, Maddy Prior, John Cameron, Jonny Trunk, Candia McKormack, Moon Wiring Club, Alison O’Donnell, The Soulless Party, Andrew Liles and Adam Scovell.

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Available soon from Wyrd Harvest Press – the publication wing of Folk Horror Revival

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Images – Jim Peters & Grey Malkin
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Wyrd Harvest Press: 10% discount and Free Shipping on all our books*

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Wyrd Harvest Press books explore the landscapes of Folk Horror and related realms in film, tv, books, art, music, events and other media and also psychogeography, hauntology, folklore, cultural rituals and costume, earth mysteries, archaic history, hauntings. southern gothic, ‘landscapism / visionary naturalism & geography’, backwoods horror, murder ballads, carnivalia, dark psychedelia, wyrd forteana and other strange edges.

100% of profits from FHR / Wyrd Harvest Press books sold in this online store will be charitably donated at intervals to different environmental, wildlife and community projects undertaken by the Wildlife Trusts.

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FHR Young Artists of the Month: January 2018

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Folk Horror Revival is proud to present the Young Artist of the Month winner for January 2018 as Luis Dutton . His winning picture was this great rendition of Stonehenge shown above, the following drawings are also by Luis.
He wins a copy of the book Hares in the Moonlight by Sharron Kraus.

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We also received these fantastic pictures below from other Young Artists.

Esme Dutton
by Esme Dutton

Max Whistlecraft
by Max Whistlecraft

Mai Newholmby Mia Newholm
Ava Paananen
by Ava Paananen

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To enter your child’s art into the Folk Horror Revival: Young Artist of the Month competition –

Please send scans or photographs of the child’s work by email to fhryoungartistawards@gmail.com

Please include the child’s name and age
(the competition is open to children up to the age of 12).

Please include a postal address so that we can send a certificate to each young artist and the book to that month’s winner. (Email and postal addresses will not be shared online nor with any other party and will be used by us only in association to this competition. )

By submitting the child’s work you agree to us potentially publishing it in a book containing all the Young Artist competition entries (the book would likely be printed in black and white). Such a book will be non-profit for Folk Horror Revival / Wyrd Harvest Press with all sales profits being charitably donated to The Wildlife Trusts environmental, community and conservation projects.
All young artists will be granted a free PDF digital copy of the book, (as we utilise Print on Demand and are non profit, we are alas unable to supply young artists with hard-copy paper editions of the book).

The monthly winner of the competition will receive a copy of the book
Hares in the Moonlight by Sharron Krauss.
All Young artists will receive a little Thank You by post.

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Wyrd Harvest Press: Charity Donation – January 2018

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For this season’s charity donation of all the profits from sales in our Wyrd Harvest Press online bookstore ( http://www.lulu.com/spotlight/andypaciorek ) we are happy to donate £368 to Sheffield Wildlife Trust’s Hedgehog Hero appeal (as voted for in a poll by members of this group.)
Folk Horror Revival / Wyrd Harvest Press donate all sales profits from their range of very good books to Wildlife Trusts environmental charity projects, 4 times a year (Folk Horror Revival: Field Studies is recommended as essential reading for all fans of folk horror, especially those entering into discussion or posting on the facebook group as it contains essays and interviews with many leading lights of both classic fh and of the ongoing Revival).
A host of intriguing books are planned for 2018 from a diversity of talents.
Thank you to everybody who supported these very worthy causes by buying our books

Folk Horror Revival in Shindig! magazine 74

Check out the current issue 74 of Shindig! magazine for a feature by Adam Scovell on the music of the classic folk horror films Witchfinder General and The Blood on Satan’s Claw. The article is an abriged extract from an essay to be published in the next upcoming book from FHR/ Wyrd Harvest Press, Harvest Hymns covering the music of folk horror.

The book will be a mixture of articles, album reviews and interviews from the likes of Maddy Prior, John Cameron, Jim Jupp, Jonny Trunk, Sharon Kraus, Jim Moon, Rennie Sparks, Drew Mullholland and many more, and we hope to have it available early in the New Year. As a teaser here’s all the albums reviewed in the book:

Shindig! magazine, devoted to "the most far-out ’60s sounds through country-rock and folk to soul and electronic experimentation", has long championed folk horror worthy music and related films and TV. You’ll have to hurry to pick up a copy of this issue in the shops though, the next issue is going to be available on the 4th of January.

Shindig! subscriptions and back issues if you miss this one are available here:

http://www.silverbackpublishing.rocks/shop/



Adam Scovell is author of the book ‘Folk Horror: Hours Dreadful and Things Strange’, and his blog Celluloid Wicker Man can be read here:

https://celluloidwickerman.com/


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100% of profits from FHR / Wyrd Harvest Press books sold in this store will be charitably donated at intervals to different environmental, wildlife and community projects undertaken by the Wildlife Trusts.

Mabon ’17: FHR Book Charity Donation

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To mark the Autumn Equinox, Folk Horror Revival has again made a seasonal charitable donation of all profits from Wyrd Harvest Press books to a Wildlife Trusts nature conservation project. The winner of the poll as voted for by group members this time was Shropshire Wildlife Trust’s Pine Marten Project.
Happily we have handed over £280.83 to this worthy cause.

Thank You to everyone who voted and especially to those who bought or contributed their time and work freely to our books 🙂

🍂Happy Mabon 🍂

Books still available, more titles to follow in near future –

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She is Time

She is Time …

A giantess

A dwarf

A bear

A bird

Mother sister daughter all

Originator and child born

Wondrous

Awful

Tender

Harsh

Caressing – “You still have Time my love, my beloved one.”

“No Time left – Hurry you wicked child!”

I have avoided her presence.

I have acknowledged it too.

Youth or innocence or stupidity

Wisdom or just older and old age coming and then …

“I wasn’t really so ugly after all.”

Day after day and hour after hour of self criticism.

Now looking back

I beg you, “Let me make myself again!”

Help me form from clay instead of skin containing organs blood and bone.

Help me become an uncontaminated version of me

Instead of influence bombarding and impinging from all directions.

But Time will do what she wants and leaves me to learn.

Gives me precious gifts as well as throwaway baubles that will remain until infinity – Signs of me that were.

The passing of –

Who I am

Who we all are

What we learn

How to be.

Make the most of it.

Don’t waste time or do waste some time

Sometimes –

From time to time stop and

Feel and appreciate every moment of … but …

Best laid plans.

The past rises up in black and white or technicolour shards.

Puzzle together

Manufacture memory

Did it happen?

All a part of you.

Primordial – before time, before building began

Past, present, future – all times.

Hauntings, soaked and seeped into the walls the floors, the earth.

The words, the sighs, the emotions, the pleasures, the pains.

Mine mingle into the sediment of all others who came before me and those that will come.

Haunting me from the future as well as the past.

Thoughts, realities, fantasies, plans and ambitions unrealized, regretted, yearned for –

Unique and mine a part of everything that was and is.

Foolish, brave, meek, timid, strong.

All of these cycling

Who and what potential there was and is to be …

In the past in the present, in the future, in the “non” time

Just the “am” just “is” just “be” time

Would you live differently?

Reincarnation, what animal will you be?

Heaven, hell, purgatory?

Please let me –

Reclaim my self from time reclaim my fresh plump and tighter skin,

Like a lizard let me shed my tarnished and webbed self.

You are cruel but I understand.

My face, my body, my thought, is witness to evermore.

My life with others, everything I saw, everything I wanted, tasted, everything experienced – everything even wickedness.

Where in the ridges of lives does she settle?

Which cracks does she fall into?

Pressed under foot

Like leaves that begin to change colour, dry and wither while others remain under ice and snow, amber till spring when they will die, become part of what came before.

In the dew of the grass

The web of the spider

The speck of dust motes that float.

Day after day

Cycles of nature bring joy and sadness too, the end or fading of memories

Time so tied into every cell and twinge and hurt and joy.

Make way for her!

You can scurry out of the way and hide, for now, don’t think of her passing.

Hide your eyes!

Recoil from her!

But better to move toward her and welcome the shadow she throws down over you.

She is an unavoidable presence enveloping you with her wings.

A large bird is time with a wing span covering all and felt everywhere

Manufactured in factories

Forged in metal

Grown from the soil

Born from a tender nest and fed and nurtured

Created from mystery – the beginning of everything.

She takes from me without my consent

Wild and powerful and strong Time.

I feel her shadow.

She is near.

She will take me

When she is ready.

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​Words and Picture (C) Carmit Kordov

Carmit is an administrator of the Folk Horror Revival Facebook group. Her poetry has appeared in Corpse Roads , a Wyrd Harvest Press book.

Please visit Carmit Kordov Words and Pictures for more poetry, photography, writing and cultural content that veers towards Magic Realism.

Wyrd Harvest Press – Charity Donation Midsummer 2017

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The votes have been cast and counted. For this season’s charity donation from sales of our books, Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust’s Dormice Hedge Fund is the worthy recipient of £355.78

Thank you to those who voted and especially to those who bought our books. In addition to being damn fine reads and essential items for all fans of folk horror and related fields, every penny of profit from the book sales will continue to be given to different Wildlife Trust environmental projects  

Buy our books here (more titles in planning and production)
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Support the Wildlife Trusts also here – http://www.wildlifetrusts.org/appeals

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