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Tunes for a Monday Morning

The Mill by Sir Edward Burne-jones

On a quiet morning in spring, let's starting the day with women's voice....

Above: "All is Not Forgotten," performed by singer/songwriter Siobhan Miller, from Penicuik, Scotland, accompanied by Kris Drever, Innes White, Megan Henderson, John Lowrie, and Euan Burton. This track appears on her most recent album of the same title (2020).

Below: "The Unquiet Grave," a traditional ballad performed by Miller and Kris Drever at The Queen's Hall in Edinburgh (2017).

Above: "My Love is Like a Red Red Rose" performed by singer/songwriter Josienne Clarke, with Ben Walker on guitar, from their album Fire & Fortune (2013). Clarke was raised in West Sussex and now lives in Scotland.

Below: "May the Kindness," written by David Wood and performed by English folksinger and fiddle player Jackie Oates. The song appeared on her third album, Hyperboreans (2009).

Above: "Anchor" by singer/songwriter Emily Mae Winters, who was born in England, raised in Ireland, and is now based in London. The song appeared on her album Siren Serenade (2017).

Below: "One of These Days," performed live for the Shadow Scape Sessions. The song appeared on her album High Romance (2019).


The artwork today is "The Mill" and "Pilgrim in the Garden" by painter, illustrator, and designer Sir Edward Burne-Jones (1833-1898), who was part of the second wave of the Pre-Raphaelite movement.

For a post on the Pre-Raphaelites in relation to the fantasy field, go here. You'll also find links to further Pre-Raphaelite posts and sites at the bottom of the page.

''Pilgrim in the Garden'' by Edward Burne-Jones