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Welcome to FolkCast’s Autumn Crackler for 2016. In just under 80 minutes we’ll follow the harvest, collect wild mushrooms and visit the standing stones. We’ll celebrate All Hallow’s Eve and Bonfire Night, and join Thanksgiving. So come on, bring a basket and we’ll gather the season’s bounty in song!

Presented and produced by Phil Widdows

Harvest Home
by Spiral Dance
from the album "The Quickening" (2006)

All Among The Barley
by Katriona Gilmore & Jamie Roberts
from the album “Shadows & Half Light” (2008)

“Killing The Corn Spirit”
from The Golden Bough by Sir James Frazer
read by “hefyd” for

John Barleycorn
by Eliza Carthy, Martin Carthy & Paul Weller
from the album "The Imagined Village" (2007)

King Harvest
by Dave Pegg & PJ Wright
from the album “Galileo's Apology” (2006)

by Locomotive Ghost
from the album "Seasons" (2014)

Mysterious Mushroom Hunter
by Radim Zenkl
from the album "Strings & Wings" (2005)
written by Margaret Atwood

by Mind Of Max
from the album "Seasons" (2013)

La Prima Volta
by Scott McWatt
from the album “A Ceíst Amá” (2013)

The First Leaf Of Autumn
by Michael Chapman
from the album "Wrecked Again" (1972)

Autumn Song (excerpt)
by Magna Carta
from "Tomorrow Never Comes - The Anthology" (2012)

Wild, Wild Berries
by Dave Webber & Anni Fentiman
from the album "Unity" (2010)

To The Stones
by Ninebarrow
from the album “Releasing The Leaves” (2016)

"All Hallow's Eve"
read by Owen's Quest
written by Erin Morgenstern

All Hallows
by Sharron Kraus & Friends
from the album " Right Wantonly A​-​Mumming" (2007)

Hallows’ Eve
by Show Of Hands
from the album “The Long Way Home” (2015)

All Hallow’s Eve
by The Story
from the album “John Barleycorn Reborn: Rebirth” (2011)

by Christopher Cross
from the album “Doctor Faith” (2011)

“The Origin And Customs Of Guy Fawkes' Day”
Nigel Bruce as Doctor Watson and Harry Bartell as The Host
from "The New Adventures of Sherlock Holmes: The Gunpowder Plot"
American Radio - Mutual Broadcasting System
(first broadcast: November 5th 1945)

Penny For The Guy
by Giggetty
from the album "Black Country Time" (1980)

Bonfire Night
by The Gathering Tide
from the album “The Gathering Tide” (2016)

Cold November Day
by Katy Rose Bennett
from the album “Songs Of The River Rea” (2016)

Thanksgiving Talk / Thankful
by Kristina Olsen
from the album "All Over Down Under" (2002)

Ride The Wind
by Spiral Dance
from the album "The Quickening" (2006)

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