Lyre Lyre

Lyre Lyre

By Steve Wharton
Lyre Lyre celebrates ballads, epic poems and storytelling. May's series - Longfellow in Lockdown features readings of the poems and translations of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, exploring what his work gives to us during lockdown.
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Longfellow in Lockdown Ep 7: A Day In June, The Tide Rises The Tide Falls & A Broken Oar
The finale of the Longfellow in Lockdown series as a lift to restrictions is due to be announced. Features three fine pieces by Longfellow and news about Series 2 of the Lyre Lyre podcast.
07:03
May 7, 2020
Longfellow in Lockdown Ep 6: The Cumberland & The Fire Of Driftwood
Who knows what course our lives will take after lockdown.
07:14
May 5, 2020
Longfellow in Lockdown Ep 5: The Village Blacksmith
Focusing on a single poem from early in Longfellow's career.
03:14
May 4, 2020
Longfellow in Lockdown Ep 4: Ultima Thule & Beowulf's Expedition To Heort.
We're celebrating Star Wars Day with Longfellow today; journeying to far off islands and mead halls.
07:11
May 4, 2020
Longfellow in Lockdown Ep 3: Suspiria & Santa Filomena
Exploring how Longfellow came to write about Florence Nightingale.
07:01
May 2, 2020
Longfellow in Lockdown Ep 2: The Luck of Edenhall & King Witlaf's Drinking Horn
This episode looks at two poems related to drinking that were inspired by Longfellow's tours of Europe. One of the poems is based on a legend from the English Lake District.
09:15
May 2, 2020
Longfellow in Lockdown Ep 1: It Is Not Always May, Stay At Home & Curfew
The first of a collection of podcasts released daily during May 2020, featuring poems and translations by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow.
07:48
May 1, 2020