This month, I am very excited to have taken on a May Song Challenge. I will be singing a song about May from my window at 4pm every day this month. I am recording all of the window shows and they can be found on my YouTube and Twitter accounts.
There is a plethora of songs set in May thanks to a tradition started by the troubadours and trouvères. For them, the month is a time of renewal and growth, and love goes hand in hand with that in the eyes of the troubadours. There are 31 days in May which means 31 songs! I have a few ideas to keep me going but if you know of any songs about May please let me know!
“Oh this is so beautiful”
Rev Richard Coles, BBC Radio 4 presenter
“A troubadour under my window is just what I need”
Fiona Talkington, BBC Radio 3
“How beautiful. That will stay with me all day”
Donald Macleod, BBC Radio 3
Neil Fischer, The Times
“Thank you Clare”
Fiona Maddocks, Guardian/Observer
Watch the window shows here: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLyIu6iusHWoYwls9xwZ25WswpkRdmNZOc