Song identification filer: Indie Folk Version of Feste's Song?
August 20, 2012 12:10 PM   Subscribe

Song identification filter: I heard a song on Los Angeles independent radio the other day that included lyrics from "Feste's Song" from Shakespeare's Twelfth Night. Some how my duckduckgofu hath failed. Details follow.

It was sung by an man with an Britishy accent that seemed more like Northern England or Scotland or Wales or maybe Ireland.

It was NOT Elvis Costello.

It seems as though the tune and the arrangement of the lyrics were not the same as other (traditional?) arrangement of the song. There may have been additional lyrics.

The vibe was sort of folky indie rock melancholy dark.

Some sample lyrics:
"With hey, ho, the wind and the rain,
For the rain it raineth every day."

'A great while ago the world begun"
posted by lalalana to Media & Arts (5 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
Could it have been the Illyrian Marching Band, as they cover this on Hem's Twelfth Night soundtrack? Though the accent's not quite right, by your description.
posted by rtha at 12:36 PM on August 20, 2012

Could it be Bard Americana? Though again I think the accent's not right.
posted by paduasoy at 1:00 PM on August 20, 2012

Contact the station with the time of day the song played, they might be responsive. Radio stations like fans.
posted by victory_laser at 1:43 PM on August 20, 2012

Ben Kingsley? From Trevor Nunn's Twelfth Night?
posted by feste at 3:57 PM on August 20, 2012

Response by poster: Nope, unfortunately to these, unfortunately.

I have looked around on the station's online setlists and can't seem to find it. Doesn't help that I'm not really sure of day and time. Plus I think it was being used as incidental music between non-music shows.

It sound kinda like a Scottishy Black Heart Procession and did not use all the original lyrics from the Shakespeare.

Thanks for playing along, guys! :)
posted by lalalana at 11:20 PM on August 20, 2012

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