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Fern Maddie’s Halloween Special: Ballads of Murder, Mayhem, and Ghostly Mischief
October 31, 2021 @ 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM CDTFree
In honor of Halloween, Fern has put together a spooky (and hopefully fun!) exploration of some of the creepiest ballads in the English and Scottish folk tradition. In the style of her ballad podcast, Of Song and Bone, Fern will perform four songs and discuss the context behind the stories, as well as her own relationship to the songs.
Ballads performed are: “The Wife of Usher Well,” “Long Lankin,” “Sweet William’s Ghost,” and “Lady Isabel and the Elf Knight.” The songs include themes of serial murder, home invasion, child death, and the awakened dead, so use discretion if the content is not for you!
This performance has been pre-recorded, but Fern will be chatting during the broadcast if you are watching live!