Podkaster fra Institutt for fremmedspråk UiB

The Boar’s Head Carol

December 24, 2018

This podcast tells the long, strange story of one of England's oldest Christmas carols: The Boar's Head Carol. IF Associate Professor Laura Saetveit Miles interviews University of Oxford's Owen Rees, professor of music and director of the Queen's College Chapel Choir. Learn about where this venerable juletide music tradition came from, and even how books can protect you from wild animals. 

Audio: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=977k4yrd6Fk

Image: Bringing in the Boar's Head at The Queen's College, Oxford, from the "Illustrated London News," 24 December 1846. From https://spellerweb.net/cmindex/Boars/QueenBoar.html