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

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

Author: Anthony Lawton

Chair, Sussex Dolphin, family company which looks after the work of eminent children’s & historical fiction author Rosemary Sutcliff (1920-92). Formerly CEO, chair & trustee of various charity, cultural & educational enterprises in UK.

One thought on “Song for A Dark Queen music by BBC Radio 2 folk musician of the year John Kirkpatrick”

Do Leave a Response

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s