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Stevie Patrick of Philosopher’s Stone has produced a short film, Archie, a chilling and eerie ghost story. And he used a bit of “Holy Light” from Abbey Tapes at the end- very effective and beautiful! A wee mystery and riddle all in a short film.

According to Phil Rickman,  “Sean Barrett starts recording the long-awaited December audio book next month… with six songs on there, from Bad Day to Holy Light. Better than a movie.”

Isis http://www.isis-publishing.co.uk/ has already included Hazey Jane II recordings in a couple of the Merrily Watkins audio books. These are unique in the audio book world! Exciting.

A detail from The Alchymist in Search of the Philosopher’s Stone by Joseph Wright of Derby

Richard Winham and I talked about the Abbey Tapes project and played many of the tracks on WUTC.org, the NPR station at the Univ. of TN at Chattanooga. It was an hour long radio program airing in February 2012.  That interview and our March program on the 2 Hazey Jane II CDs are here for download: https://spideroak.com/browse/share/Julie_Adams/Radio

Richard commented that the music was beautiful and stood on its own even apart from the books and that this fiction/music collaboration was unique. I’ve been listening to Richard’s fantastic radio programs for years, so it was a thrill to meet him! In fact it was he who introduced me to the music of Richard Thompson and other artists that surprisingly few Americans know about.