Tag Archives: folk

Michael Howard on Skylight Press

Michael Howard is an Anglo-Irish writer, historical researcher and editor. His work has become well-known and much respected after some 38 books on witchcraft, paganism and western occultism, including various tomes on the Norse-Germanic runes, folk traditions, angelic magic, faery … Continue reading

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Dead Can Dance and the Neoclassical Darkwave Legacy

Thank heavens they’re back! After a 16 year hiatus Dead Can Dance reformed to put out a new album called Anastasis, which although does not quite reach the heights of Spleen and Ideal, The Serpent’s Egg, or Aion, is still … Continue reading

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A Review of Dr. Dee: An English Opera

I have always been fascinated by the Welsh mathematician, scientist, astrologer, occultist, astronomer, navigator, and angelologist – Dr. John Dee – and finally got around to listening to Dr. Dee: An English Opera by former Blur, Gorillaz, The Good the … Continue reading

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Plakthonestrid Uru: Does Gibberish have a place in Vocal Music?

In a recent classroom survey to determine the most important musical elements for college students deciding whether or not to like a new song, coherent and comprehensive lyrics were given as one of the top two answers.  Only one percent … Continue reading

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Skylight Authors team up on RUINS CD…

Daniel Staniforth and Rebsie Fairholm present ‘sonic poemscape’ readings from Margaret Randall’s new book of poetry, RUINS (University of New Mexico Press, ISBN 978-0826350671). The music features original compositions as well as Daniel and Rebsie’s arrangements of traditional melodies. About … Continue reading

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