Music

Bardcore, where musicians remake popular and classic songs in a (loosely) “Medieval” style is gaining quick popularity as of late. While the style has been around in various forms and related genres for quite a few years, a resurgence in 2020 is afoot, stepped off by YouTube artist Cornelius Link’s remake of Astronomia (Coffin Dance) […]

You learned them when you were young, you sung them to your children, you may even have fond memories of Humpty Dumpty, three blind mice, or a (baa baa) black sheep, but these stories aren’t what you thought they were.  Behind the sing song meter, gentle voice, and light music that accompanies many nursery rhymes […]

Music as theater has a long history, but few modern artists have embraced it as fully as the iconic Rick Wakeman. From a community center big band, playing with David Bowie in his early 20s, forming the most well-known prog rock band of all time, Yes, playing in a pub band, to performing his tribute […]

The Otherworld has existed in Irish folklore for centuries, passed down through both Pagan and Christian stories of adventure, voyages to Otherworld lands, and visions of mist filled forestscapes where faeries and other mythical creatures exist. The music of the Otherworld has played a prominent part in these stories, from lulling unsuspecting people to sleeping […]

There are many epic people in history, some heroes, some not, Attila the Hun is not a hero, but he sure was epic. Murray Dahm at medievalists.net writes about who he was, what he did, and as part of the lengthy article goes into detail on film, plays, operas and the many musical numbers created […]

Joseph Campbell famously attended a Grateful Dead concert near the end of his life and commented about being reminded of Dionysian festivals. John Bucher, writing at the Joseph Campbell Foundation, briefly reviews some of Campbell’s takes on modern entertainment at the time and its drift away from the mythical and spiritual interests of ancient cultures […]

Everybody is familiar with many of the films created about Joan of Arc, but there have been a number of musicals and operas created that delve into and expand on the stories and history of the heroine in music form. Murray Dahm at medievalists.net put together an exhaustive list, from the 2017 musical film Jeannette: […]

Finding epic sci-fi and fantasy songs is what we do here and while searching for tunes came across a blog post a few years ago that had a nice list of “10 songs that are basically sci-fi/fantasy novels in music form”. Read the full article at Barnes & Noble for details on their selections, but […]

The Boston Pops Orchestra, under the direction of Keith Lockhart, performs a musical video tribute, Summon the Heroes. The tribute features a composition by John Williams, composer of many of the most well known fantasy and sci-film soundtracks of all time including Star Wars, Close Encounters of the Third Kind, Superman, E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial, and […]

  Our website landing page says, “We believe one can find inspiration in the stories that have evolved out of fantasy, sci-fi, history, and myth. To share that belief, we built a radio station that pulls from our favorite films, stories, musicians, and artists who have adventured into, and sometimes out of, the mythical and […]


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