About the show
Playing tracks by
Phil Beer, Ange Hardy, Maria Barham, Doug Hamilton, Meg Baird and more.
This upload was 18th in the Folk chart .
The history and folklore of ghosts. Here, I have collected songs of ghosts, spirits and hauntings, and take the chance to look at the history of the belief in ghosts for what it can tell us about our changing pre-occupations and anxieties. I also consider and how ghost-lore in folk song differs from our literary tradition. In this show there are haunted houses, souls of dead lovers, spirit messengers, doomed aristocrats, phantom galleons and all sorts of spooks and spectres, in the form of both traditional folk and of new song writing - and a few that are a bit of both!