3 OCTOBER 2019
THE HART & THE HIND
SERIES · I EPISODE · X
Thomas now reached the end of his last tale. When it was done, all his listeners were breathless. Other skies and suns, the Fortunate isle, a gift from the Queen of Elfland herself… they could hardly believe that it was all true, except that it had tumbled from the lips of True Thomas, he who was never heard to speak a lie...
As Thomas the Rhymer regales the gathered throng at the feast in his Tower at Ercildoune, the eyes of the hidden folk are watching…
Seb and Rick close the series by discussing the fate of Thomas the Rhymer, the landscape and geopolitics of Elf-Land, and what they've learned from the experience of creating Lore & Legend season one. Stay tuned for our next Lore Talk, our monthly guest episodes, our holiday specials, and Season 2, out in 2020.
FOLK SONGS INSPIRED BY THIS SEASON OF LORE AND LEGEND
We've curated a list of folk songs on Spotify which are versions of tales from series one, or closely related to their ideas and themes. We round out the collection with the famous Steel Eye Span version of the Thomas the Rhymer ballad. Be sure to follow the playlist on Spotify, and watch out for future playlists from the Lore & Legend team!
Thomas, the Rhymer, 1220?-1297?; Murray, James Augustus Henry, Sir, 1837-1915 The romance and prophecies of Thomas of Erceldoune : printed from five manuscripts, with illustrations from the prophetic literature of the 15th and 16th centuries, Published 1875
"Thomas the Rhymer and the Queen of Elfland" in Jamieson, Robert, 1780?-1844, Popular ballads and songs, from tradition, manuscripts, and scarce editions; with translations of similar pieces from the ancient Danish language, and a few originals by the editor, Volume 2, Published 1806
"Thomas the Rhymer" in Scott, Walter, Sir, 1771-1832, Minstrelsy of the Scottish border; consisting of historical and romantic ballads, Volume 2, Published 1802
"Thomas the Rhymer/True Thomas" on Mainly Norfolk: English Folk and Other Good Music