Song for A Dark Queen music by BBC Radio 2 folk musician of the year John Kirkpatrick

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Song for a Dark Queen, the Rosemary Sutcliff award-winning historical novel about Boudicca (Boadicea) was dramatised as a play in 1984 at The Vic Theatre in Newcastle-under-Lyme, adapted and directed by Nigel Bryant. British accordion and concertina player  BBC Radio 2 Folk Musician of the Year 2010, John Kirkpatrick  composed music, songs and dances for it. According to his own website he created an ‘extensive …  score of fanfares with battle scenes, love songs and dances, and high ceremonial, and created a whole world of early British ritual, with Pagan carols and stylised fights’.

Source: Special Projects 1980 – 1984 – John Kirkpatrick

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