By The Insects
On 17, Jun 2016 | 11 Comments | In | By The Insects
The Living and the Dead
This was a brilliant show to work on – such a great team of writers ,directors,actors,producers, photographers,editors and sound designer.
The music for the series has received an amazing response, and we are now planning to make the Soundtrack available – shouldn’t be too long. Watch this space !
We arranged and produced a number of traditional folk songs for the series. We tried to give a new interpretation to these songs, matching the atmosphere of the show.
The main theme and titles music for the series is a song called “A Lyke Wake Dirge”. The song has pagan pre-Christian origins and tells of the soul’s travels on its way from earth to purgatory. The singer on this is Howlin’ Lord who is a friend and occasional collaborator . You can check him out here
The song featured in Episode 1 is “She moves through the Fair”, which is a much recorded and well known tune of Celtic origin. The singer is Elizabeth Fraser (Cocteau Twins, Massive Attack). She really is an amazing singer !
The song which features heavily on Episode 3 is “The Reapers Ghost” written in the 1930’s by American singer/songwriter Richard Dyer Bennet.He based the song on a story he overheard in a rural pub in Norfolk about a man who walked behind a hayrick and was never seen again ! The singer is Sean Cook (Spiritualised,Lupine Howl, The Flies).
The short section of song in Episode 4 is called “The Lovers Ghost”. The singer is Elizabeth Fraser.