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Folktale Week Magical Illustrations by Carole Chevalier

French freelance designer and illustrator, Carole Chevalier has created these seven illustrations for the Folktale Week challenge on Instagram. Carole has invented her own little tales for each one of them. “I’m so pleased I did this challenge as I loved … Continue reading

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Song of the Day: Who By Fire by Leonard Cohen

‘Who By Fire’ is a song by Leonard Cohen, from his 1974 album ‘New Skin for the Old Ceremony’. The title and most of the lyrics derive from or are inspired by the second paragraph of Unetanneh Tokef, an eleventh-century … Continue reading

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Song of the Day: Bury Me Not on the Lone Prairie by William Elliot Whitmore

“Bury Me Not on the Lone Prairie” is a cowboy folk song. Also known as “The Cowboy’s Lament”, “The Dying Cowboy” and “Bury Me Out on the Lone Prairie”, the song is described as the most famous cowboy ballad.  … Continue reading

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Song of the Day: Take Me Home, Country Roads by John Denver

“Take Me Home, Country Roads” is a song written by Bill Danoff, Taffy Nivert, and John Denver from a a letter/poem their friend (John Albert Fitzgerald) living in West Virginia wrote them. It was initially recorded by John Denver. It … Continue reading

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Song of the Day: The Mariner’s Revenge Song by The Decemberists

“The Mariner’s Revenge Song” is a song by The Decemberists from their 2005 album Picaresque. Lyrics: We are two mariners Our ship’s sole survivors In this belly of a whale It’s ribs are ceiling beams It’s guts are carpeting I … Continue reading

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Slavic Folklore Through High-Fashion Portraits

Moscow-based photographer Andrey Yakovlev and art director Lili Aleeva (a duo known simply as Yakovlev and Aleeva) created a photo series placing their subjects in traditional Slavic garb to create a interesting mixture of traditionalism, high fashion and certain degree of … Continue reading

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Song of the Day: Vincent by Don McLean

“Vincent” is a song by Don McLean written as a tribute to Vincent van Gogh. It is also known by its opening line, “Starry Starry Night“, a reference to Van Gogh’s painting The Starry Night. The song also describes different … Continue reading

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Song of the Day: In the Summertime by Mungo Jerry

“In the Summertime” is the debut single by British rock band Mungo Jerry. Written and composed by its lead singer, Ray Dorset, it celebrates the carefree days of summer. Lyrics: Chh chh-chh, uh, Chh chh-chh, uh Chh chh-chh, uh, Chh … Continue reading

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Song of the Day: Fairytale of New York by The Pogues feat Kirsty MacColl

“Fairytale of New York” is a Christmas song written by Jem Finer and Shane MacGowan and first released as a single on 23 November 1987 by their band The Pogues, featuring singer-songwriter Kirsty MacColl on vocals. Lyrics: It was Christmas Eve … Continue reading

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Song of the Day: Wing-Stock by Ashley McIsaac

Wing-Stock is a song by Ashley McIsaac and appears on the album Hi™ How Are You Today? (1995) on A&M Records’ Ancient Music imprint. MacIsaac’s major label debut and his most commercially successful album, it spawned the Canadian Top 40 hit … Continue reading

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