"So who was Sarah Whitehead, and how and why is she known as the Black Nun?"
This question was answered by last year's ‘The Black Nun, an intriguing introduction to the work of Much Wenlock-based composer Vincent Wildly. As each of the 5 hand-illustrated copies sold within 24 hours, it seemed only fair to let Sarah be.
A recording of an avant garde composition based on the ‘Old Lady of Threadneedle Street’ recorded in the rural Shropshire village of Ditton Priors at the base of Brown Clee, it is joined again by Jonathan Day's reading of Wildly's musings on the writing process. Sarah's harrowing tale is as affecting as ever.
Today are pleased to re-release Wildy's ‘The Black Nun’ on 5" CD and Digital Download, 204 years on from the date of her brother Phillip's alleged arrest at The Bank of England on the 2nd November 1811.
After all, the tube has more than her share of ghosts.
1. The Black Nun (5:07)
2. Distilling 'The Black Nun' (read by Jonathan Day) (9:39)
+ 2 x Photographic Prints
Limited to 20 copies. Each copy will be made to order and sent by First Class post.