Old Music Monday: Blow Northern Wynd

I’ve been busy the past few days getting another Renaissance English History Podcast episode researched, written, recorded, and posted.  I’m always getting emails and facebook messages asking me what the music is that I use in the intro.  So I decided to do my Old Music Monday on the intro music to my podcast, which…

Old Music Monday: Christmas Edition

This week the Old Music that I’ve been listening to has centered around Yuletide, specifically a hyperion recording of the Sixteen from 1987 called Christmas Music from Medieval and Renaissance Europe.  As usual, Hyperion doesn’t work with Spotify (grrrr) so I also have been streaming Christmas with the Tallis Scholars.  I also have a Pandora…

The Week in Books: Island of the Lost

Another fantastic Oyster find, I devoured Island of the Lost: Shipwrecked at the End of the World by Joan Druett this past week.  It’s a true story about two simultaneous shipwrecks on Auckland Island in the 1860’s (though they never met each other, being on opposite ends with a mountain range in between them). Auckland Islands is…