The Pilot Episode: Laura Smyth & Ted Kemp Perform Murder In The Red Barn

December 15, 2017

In our trial episode we spoke to Laura Smyth and Ted Kemp when they played at Mill Race Folk in Bromham Mill in November 2017. They performed their version of 'Murder in the Red Barn' for the podcast. This song features on their fantastic debut album, 'The Poacher’s Fate'. We had an extensive conversation about where they found the lyrics, where they found the tune for this folk song and their approach to arranging and performing. We chatted about the broadside printer, Catnach and other versions of this ballad. We talked about murder, executions and gruesome artifacts too. 

Like the music? Come to Mill Race Folk in Bedford and experience the night for yourself. We would love to see you there. Find us on Facebook, Twitter or check out our website.

Presented By Marisa Straccia Jack Sharp & Davy Willis

Produced by Jack Sharp

Edited by Jack Sharp & Marisa Straccia

Administration by Marisa Straccia

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