Category Archives: The Shepheardes Calender

“The Shepheardes Calender — September”

Albumleaf 144: September 20, 2018 (Bologna) Diggon Dauie travels to a far-off land in search of fortune, but finds instead a den of treachery and sin and loses all his sheep.

“The Shepheardes Calender — August”

Albumleaf 141: August 19, 2018 (New York City) Willye convinces Perigot to participate in a singing contest in which Perigot will provide the undersongs to his “roundelay.” Cuddie declares the two shepherds of equal merit and sings a lament by Collin.

“The Shepheardes Calender — Julye”

Albumleaf 138: July 20, 2018 (Granville) Thomalin in the valley and Morrell on the hill debate the merits of tending their flocks down low or up high.   (Listen closely for the sly fox.)  

“The Shepheardes Calender — June”

In this installment, Colin isn’t feeling too summery after Rosalind’s rejection and despite Hobbinol’s entreaties. Albumleaf 135: June 10, 2018 (Bologna)    

“The Shepheardes Calender — Maye”

Say you’re a tender little goat in a poem by Edmund Spenser, and a stranger comes knocking at your door asking for charity.  Do you open? Albumleaf 132: May 15, 2018 (Bologna)