Dissecting Dragons

Episode 277: All Around My Hat - More Folksong Writing Inspiration Part 2

June 4, 2021

Following on from last week's deep dive into folklore dressed as music, 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 Two of a two-part episode.

Title music: Ecstasy by Smiling Cynic

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