Friday, December 14, 2007

Radio, Radio

My essay on the Roundtable program of WAMC is officially scheduled for Monday morning about quarter after ten. It's me talking for a couple of minutes about medieval Yule celebrations. I start out with the Anglo-Saxon world, but because so little is known for sure about that time, I have to move forward, finally ending with the (late medieval) boar's head carol. It's an opportunity to read a little Old English, a little Latin, and a chance to get medieval on the WAMC audience.

3 comments:

Gene K. said...

Wow, it's great that they gave you a specific time beforehand!

And fans: You can listen on-line here. Looks like they don't archive entire shows, so catch it live. Be there or be feoðer-scéte!

Anonymous said...

Heard your essay today - very interesting. I perform in a midwinter show, Welcome Yule, here in Franklin County, MA. Last year we sang the Boar's Head Carol, complete with fabric boar's head on a platter weighted with outmoded medical equipment to achieve the proper heft when passed around.
Any chance you could post the essay so that I could share it with my colleagues? Thanks - Wassail!

K. A. Laity said...

Thanks for posting -- I'm guessing this is the right Welcome Yule site? I wish I'd known about it earlier this month -- now I'll be ready for next year. We always enjoyed the Revels in Houston while we were there; looks like a similar kind of program. I'd love to have see your presentation of the Boar's Head Carol!

The folks at WAMC tell me they will be sending a CD of the program, so when that happens I will put it up on line. If you contact me directly, I can send you a copy of the original essay, which is slightly different than what was read on the air. It all started a few years back at Yule celebration at the Audubon Center in Connecticut.