Monday, 23 December 2019

Review of Wyrd Kalendar - Album and Book - The Sunday Experience

In his review of the Wyrd Kalendar  project Mark Barton describes the Wyrd Kalendar album as "an immaculate set that gathers together thirteen like-minded alchemists operating in the disciplines of folk, psych and hauntology". 

He praises the various wonderful artists throughout for example describing Wyrdstone's track as "touchingly drifting n’ dreamy" and Rowan Amber Mill's track as"utterly beguiling."

Of the book he says: "a collection of ghostly prose recanting tales of bewitchment and sorcery from an ancestral past long forgotten yet whose ancient hand still reaches from the shadows to today, captivating and creepy..."

You can read the two part review here and then the second part here...

You can still buy the digital album and book. All profits for the album go to Cancer Research. Profits for the book go to Wildlife Trusts.

Tuesday, 4 June 2019

Divining Moments - Alison O'Donnell and David Colohan - June Wyrd Artists

Join Alison O'Donnell and David Colohan (aka United Bible Studies), our Wyrd Artists for June for two performances this month in the UK! You can catch them at the Babar Cafe as part of Weirdshire on Thursday 27th June and at the Leigh on Sea Folk Festival on June 30th.

They created an incredible piece of music "Deadly Nest"  for the Wyrd Kalendar album inspired by the story "June Bug".

You can hear it and buy the album here.

Saturday, 25 May 2019

The Dee Day Do Mix!

It is the Dee Day Do! Celebrate Doctor John Dee with this new mix from the Wyrd Kalendar. With tracks from Damon Albarn, Roy Orbison, Pink Floyd, Arcade Fire, Elbow, Nick Drake, The White Stripes, Matt Berry, Black Sabbath, The Doors, David Bowie, Moon Wiring Club, Gavin Friday, The Velvet Underground, PM Dawn, The Cult, The Ruby Suns, Ivor Cutler, Rufus Wainwright, Scroobius Pip Versus Dan le Sac, The Dee Felicio Trio, X, Doris Day, Tir na nOg, Frank Zappa, Dolly Dolly, Soundhog, The Mortlake Bookclub and Mick Smiley. This mix also include extracts from Derek Jarman's "Jubilee", the Wyrd Kalendar and an interview with Peter Jimerson of the Fork Horror Revival.

Dee Day Do - The Dee Gallery by Andy Paciorek

The next event of the Dee Day Do is a look at the art of Andy Paciorek...

The sketches from "Presences" are those of faces he "saw hypnagogically on the edge of sleep at a time he had been reading The Book of Enoch and which he subsequentally associated with the Grigori - The Watchers ~ angels that Kelley and Dee communicated with."

Also included in this collection is a portrait of Dee from The Mirror Obsidian book project and a picture of Necromancers from the Strange Lands book.

Dee Day Do Doc!


I hope you had a Dee-licious lunch! Now before you have a slice of Soul cake and a cup of Dee settle down with this Channel Four Documentary - "Masters of Darkness - John Dee"  Let's watch it together! Tell us what you think below!



Dee Day Do! Make your Cut out and Keep Scrying Mirror!

It's the Dee Day Do!
Now before we break for a Dee-licious lunch it's time for some collective colouring! Wyrd Kalendar have made a special Scrying Mirror kit just for you! Get your best black crayons out!  
Tickets for the next corporeal Folk Horror Festival in Whitby are available to purchase here...

It's Dee Day!

It's Dee Day!
It's time for the Dee Day Do!

To launch this special day Phil Breach has written a poem just for Doctor Dee.

The Dee Day Do
Phil Breach

I met him down in Mortlake when the Sun stood still.
It's the Dee Day Do Day!
The Dee Day Do!
And we sang a Song of Summer on the Primrose Hill.
It's the Dee Day Do Day!
The Dee Day Do!

O how the morn was chill!
O he had such a skill!
But I swear that we did no ill.
It's the Dee Day Do Day!
The Dee Day Do!

In Enochian he canted at the Solstice sky.
It's the Dee Day Do Day!
The Dee Day Do!
And I heard the voice of angels as they made reply.
It's the Dee Day Do Day!
The Dee Day Do!

O let me testify!
O how the flames leapt high!
I saw the mighty angels fly.
It's the Dee Day Do Day!
The Dee Day Do!

We sang that Song of Summer with the Wingéd Choir.
It's the Dee Day Do Day!
The Dee Day Do!
And he told me of the founding of a great empire.
It's the Dee Day Do Day!
The Dee Day Do!

O it was his great desire!
O how he did inspire!
That morn at the Solstice fire.

It's the Dee Day Do Day!

You can listen to it here read by the Kalendar Host...