Dissecting Dragons

Episode 276: All Around My Hat - More Folksong Writing Inspiration Part 1

May 28, 2021

This week, the dragons revisit the strange, eerie and often unsavoury themes behind folksongs. Looking at examples of French, English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh and Appalachian folksongs, Jules and Madeleine untangle the politics, sex, murder and seeds of historical record, before examining how folksongs have influenced there own work and act as writing inspiration for many other authors too. Part One of a two-part episode.

Title music: Ecstasy by Smiling Cynic

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