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.

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

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!"