The Hern

The Hern is a song I first heard on an amazing LP by the late John Fleagle.  A song with period lyric, and quite ancient tune.

It is known as the Corpus Christi Carol as well.

This performance is at the East Kingdom Bardic Competition AS45.

Book of Love (ala Magnetic Fields)

http://www.mbouchard.com/misc/TheBookofLove.mp3

The Magnetic Field’s beautiful “Book of Love” was one I heard covered by Peter Gabriel, having never seen the movie which popularized it.  I loved it, and heard it at about the same time that my dear friends Lord Gwillim and Lady Constancia (then Lady Melisunde) were getting married.

I sang this at their wedding with Nathaniel Kellogg playing the cello – it was wonderful.  Lady Alessandra asked me to play it on the harp, and so I decided to try it for her.  I recorded it the same night that she asked, using my trusty MacBook, at the kitchen table.