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Irish Fairies in New Hampshire August 29, 2011

Author: Beach Combing | in : Modern
Irish Fairies in New Hampshire

About ten days ago Beachcombing put up a post celebrating funny fairy stories, a way, he noted, ‘to kill the fairies with kindness’. Since then he has come across a further fairy story from the other side of the Atlantic. As he is particularly interested in American fairies at the moment – a long and […]

Dear Lord and Father: Songs Against Songs November 29, 2010

Author: Beach Combing | in : Contemporary, Modern
Dear Lord and Father: Songs Against Songs

Music is strangely resistant to bizzarism. Certainly, after years of reading Beachcombing has only about five pages of scribbled  notes on music in an exercise book and most of those about rock, pop and other post-war perversions. Did Mozart, Purcell, Bach and the rest never get up to anything peculiar? It does not seem possible and yet their […]