Song of the Week: I Dreamt I Dwelt in Marble Halls

Performed by the incomparable Méav Ní Mhaolchatha, this beautiful aria from Balfe’s The Bohemian Girl is sure to enchant every listener.

Song of the Week: The Lusty Month Of May

I am afraid I have missed quite a few weeks and a few songs, but today I will continue the series, on a lovely Sunday—the first Sunday in the lusty month of May! 🌳

The month of May was come, when every lusty heart beginneth to blossom, and to bring forth fruit; for like as herbs and trees bring forth fruit and flourish in May, in likewise every lusty heart that is in any manner a lover, springeth and flourisheth in lusty deeds. For it giveth unto all lovers courage, that lusty month of May.

— Sir Thomas Malory, Le Morte d’Arthur

Song of the Week: Over the Hedgerows

From the soundtrack of my all-time favourite series All Creatures Great and Small, this lovely instrumental by Johnny Pearson evokes the frosty, early spring like no other melody.

It had been used in numerous episodes, most famously in the lovely lambing scenes in Attendant Problems.