Tag: fire

Between Birds of Prey #223 – Fire III (Giordano Bruno)

This episode of Between Birds of Prey is dedicated to the life of Giordano Bruno, whom was killed by the Inquisition on the 17th of February 1600. If you want to read more about him, his work and why he was burned at the stake, this is a very interesting article: http://www.historytoday.com/richard-cavendish/giordano-bruno-executed Beneath the Lake – fire…


Between Birds of Prey #130 – The Great Fire of Rome

The Great Fire of Rome started on the night between 18 and 19 July in the year 64 AD. Differing accounts either blame Emperor Nero for initiating the fire or credit him with organizing measures to contain it and provide relief for refugees. This episode, taking inspiration from that historical event, is a musical reflection…


Between Birds of Prey #97 – Samhain

This week’s episode of Between Birds of Prey is dedicated to the Gaelic festival of the Samhain. The Samhain marks the end of the harvest season and the beginning of winter or the “darker half” of the year. It is celebrated from sunset on 31 October to sunset on 1 November, which is nearly halfway between…


Between Birds of Prey #79 – Sumer Is Icumen In

This episode of Between Birds of Prey is dedicated to the arrival of Summer. We will pay a tribute to this season of the year with a sort of preview of the Summer solstice of next Friday (on the Northern Hemisphere). “Sumer is Icumen In” is the title of an English medieval poem and means…