Lyre Lyre celebrates ballads, epic poems and storytelling. May's series - Longfellow in Lockdown features readings of the poems and translations of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, exploring what his work gives to us during lockdown.
Longfellow in Lockdown Ep 7: A Day In June, The Tide Rises The Tide Falls & A Broken Oar
The finale of the Longfellow in Lockdown series as a lift to restrictions is due to be announced. Features three fine pieces by Longfellow and news about Series 2 of the Lyre Lyre podcast.
Longfellow in Lockdown Ep 6: The Cumberland & The Fire Of Driftwood
Who knows what course our lives will take after lockdown.
Longfellow in Lockdown Ep 5: The Village Blacksmith
Focusing on a single poem from early in Longfellow's career.
Longfellow in Lockdown Ep 4: Ultima Thule & Beowulf's Expedition To Heort.
We're celebrating Star Wars Day with Longfellow today; journeying to far off islands and mead halls.
Longfellow in Lockdown Ep 3: Suspiria & Santa Filomena
Exploring how Longfellow came to write about Florence Nightingale.
Longfellow in Lockdown Ep 2: The Luck of Edenhall & King Witlaf's Drinking Horn
This episode looks at two poems related to drinking that were inspired by Longfellow's tours of Europe. One of the poems is based on a legend from the English Lake District.