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June 1, 2009

monday music at midnight: emily barker
posted by soe 11:05 pm

We’ve enjoyed the May’s Masterpiece Theatre Mystery series, Wallander, starring Kenneth Branaugh. The haunting theme music, I discovered on Ravelry, is “Nostalgia,” written and performed by Emily Barker. See if you don’t agree:

Emily performs with The Red Clay Halo. This is their song, “This Is How It’s Meant to Be”:

And because those songs were a bit melancholy, I thought it would be good to end with this duet of “Fields of June” with Frank Turner:

Category: arts. There is/are 2 Comments.

Thank you so much for the info and the videos! I loved watching them. I went searching to find more, and she’s from Australia. We missed the last Wallander, but hope to catch a repeat in a couple weeks. What a good, good dramatization. I look forward to the books. The landscape played such a strong part, I felt.

Comment by Nan 06.05.09 @ 9:32 am

@Nan: I agree with you 100% about the scenery being so evocative of Wallander’s stark melancholy. I was a little worried after the first one that it would just be too dark a series for me, but I’m pleased that I stuck with it and look forward to future adaptations (and to reading the books).

Comment by soe 06.05.09 @ 2:40 pm