Steeleye Span – The King
Happy Epiphany! Here’s a Twelfth Night song of revelers and mummers. Remember, “Dost thou think, because thou art virtuous, there shall be no more cakes and ale?”



THIS is the type of thing that gets me excited about history AND technology working together.

A few lines of music written down 1,100 years ago, spotted by chance by a postgraduate student in a manuscript in the British Library, have proved to be the earliest example of polyphonic choral music.


And in this video, you can already enjoy in it.

The original article from The Guardian, is entitled, “Chance Discovery….” Touche, Maev Kennedy, you’re punny.


Today is the Feast of Santa Lucia. Time to reconnect with my Scandinavian and Norman roots.
By way of disclaimer, the origin of religions narrative in Steves’ commentary is oversimplified and in some instances wrong. Rick Steves’ European Christmas Part 4: Norway