When Professor R. Mullins of the University of
York went missing in 1972 on the site of the area
known as Black Meadow atop the North Yorkshire Moors,
he left behind an extensive body of work that provided a great
insight into the folklore of this mysterious place.
Mullins, a classics professor, had a great interest
in Black Meadow, in particular its folklore and
spent many years documenting its history and
tales that were part of the local oral tradition.
In his office, his colleagues found over twenty
thick notebooks crammed with stories and
interviews from the villages around Black
Some of these stories seemed to be from
the legendary disappearing village itself and
provided some vital clues as to how the
phenomena was interpreted and explained by the
In 1978, Radio 4 produced a now rare documentary
about the folklore,mystery and tales surrounding the Black Meadow area.
It also featured music specially commissioned to accompany the programme.
This music has recently been unearthed by the Mullins Estate and carefully isolated for your listening pleasure.
These stories, poems and songs have also been
gathered together to capture the unsettling
nature of the Black Meadow.
Do not listen to this on your own at night and make
sure you shut your windows. Listen for the
stamping feet of the horsemen, avoid the gaze of
the Watcher in the village and do not walk into the
released 30 March 2013
All music tracks written and produced by K.Oyston (For the Soulless Party) ©2013
* 10 written/produced by R.Boggild/K.Oyston (For the Soulless Party)
* 13 written/performed by C.Lambert (For MFZ and The Soulless Party)
* 18 written/produced by R.Boggild (For The Soulless Party)
* 19 written/produced by D.Heath (For The Soulless Party)
All tracks mixed and mastered by Chris Sharp
On the CD:
"The Curse of the Black Meadow" - Written and Produced by C.Lambert for MFZ and The Soulless Party
Edited by K.Oyston
Art Direction: Phil Heeks
Illustration by: Nigel Wilson
Chris Blackburn, Phil Boggild, Warren Ellis, Chris Sharp, Matt Davies
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