Useful stuff I’ve recorded in previous years:
“Hallowe’en” by Robert Burns. (Sorry I’m not Scottish….)
“Lil’ Orphant Annie” by James Whitcomb Riley. And the gobble’uns ‘ll get you ef you don’t watch out.
“A Welsh Halloween” by Anne Beale, excerpted from her novel Traits and Stories of the Welsh Peasantry.
“The Queen of Spain and the Bold MacLean” by Andrew Lang.
“The Nightmare” by G.K. Chesterton.
“Tam Lin”, a traditional ballad.
“Childe Roland to the Dark Tower Came” by Robert Browning.
And don’t forget the history of my illustrious saintly relative, martyred by bad General Ireton on Halloween!
And for All Saints’ Day:
“Sermon on All Saints’ Day“, by the Venerable Bede.