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CMP Special 21 Autumn Holiday Special 2010: Customs of the Fey in Northern Scotland

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Customs of the Fey in Northern Scotland This is our Autumn Holiday Special for 2010. We've got a fantastic collection of customs and history about the Fey in Northern Scotland, three great pieces of music, some listener feedback and a superb poem about Summer by Alexander Pope. Top all that off with our usual chat, and you've got a superb show. Hope you enjoy it and have as much fun as we had making it! We chat about the new Irish film 'Ondine' with Colin Farrell (IMDB) which is the story of a 'Selkie'. In addition, we mention the new Cuchulainn film 'Hound' which we have blogged about previously and Gary mentions a new film about Scottish clans at war, called 'The Clan'. You can find out more at Full Show-notes, with all credits, can be found on our main Website at Running Order: Intro 0:41 News & Views 1:43 Shades of the Green by Claymore 3:57 Fairies by Walter Gregor (1881) 7:54 King of the Fairies by Anne Roos 22:27 Summer by Alexander Pope, (1709) 26:51 Herne by Jenna Greene 30:05 Listener Feedback: Tim 36:01 Out-takes 38:28 We hope you enjoy it! Gary & Ruthie x x x Released: 23rd Aug 2010, 41m It's always great to hear from you! Email, or leave us a message using Speakpipe   Shades of the Green by Claymore High-energy and committed!!! England born Chris, as well as Jim and Derrek like to enjoy ourselves, and like to get everybody around us to have a fun time, but we also are very dedicated musicians. Although it may seem like Claymore is just about jumping around and not appearing serious, all of us are committed to being the best at what each of us do. We have our regular drummer Don (Otto) Wilson out with us on most occasions also. We are truly passionate about the music. We are also very grateful for our family and friends, who come out or support us in many different ways. You can find out more details about Claymore on their website or on their Contributor Page on our website.   Fairies by Walter Gregor (1881) This section comes from the book 'Notes on the Folk-Lore of the North-East of Scotland' and the introduction says: This is an ethnographic study of the inhabitants of the North-Eastern area of Scotland in the mid-19th century, at a time when an agrarian, barter economy still prevailed. Life was hard among these remote coastal communities, and they lived in fear of maleficent witches and the 'Evil Eye'. Many of the rituals, taboos and folkways in this book are to ward off witchcraft directed against economic mainstays such as livestock and fishing. The book has many fascinating bits of lore, as well as extensive oral poetry, all in Scots dialect. (There is, thankfully, an extensive glossary at the end, in case ye're na sure what all the clatterin's aboot.). There are also detailed descriptions of holidays, weddings, and other celebrations, which reveal that life was not completely grim. [Sacred Texts] The chapter we read from is specifically about Fairies and customs associated with them. [source]   King of the Fairies by Anne Roos Anne has graciously allowed us to play King of the Fairies which is a superb folk piece from her album, A Light in the Forest. More details about Anne and her albums can be found on her Contributor Page.  Anne’s music repertoire spans traditional Celtic (Irish, Scottish, Welsh), English, folk, religious and secular, Early, Renaissance and classical music, to Broadway, contemporary, pop and Jazz, and is virtually unlimited. She can easily provide the traditional “Canon in D” and “Here Comes the Bride” for a wedding processional, and play classic Frank Sinatra or Metallica at a reception. Her ability to faithfully play such a broad range of musical styles has helped to establish her popularity. Visit Anne's website celtic harp music or find more details on her Contributor Page.   Summer by Alexander Pope, 1709 Alexander Pope (21 May 1688 – 30 May 1744) was an eighteenth-century Eng

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