New Music for Old Rituals by Tracy Fahey
New Music for Old Rituals brings together a selection of stories that illustrate the pervasive power of the past in the present. Together they present a strange yet familiar country where cautionary tales still serve a purpose; where sacred sites of sea, forest, valley and forts hold power. Where old legends live, and where new myths are born. Within these pages, bog bodies sleep, contagion fought, ghosts linger, and time stutters, fails and turns back on itself.
Tracy Fahey is an Irish writer of Gothic fiction. Her debut collection, The Unheimlich Manoeuvre (2016), was nominated in 2017 for a British Fantasy Award for Best Collection. Her short fiction has been published in more than twenty Irish, US and UK anthologies and her work has been reviewed in the Times Literary Supplement. In 2016 two of her short stories, ‘Walking The Borderlines’ and ‘Under The Whitethorn’ were long listed by Ellen Datlow for The Best Horror of the Year Volume 8. She has also written a folk horror YA novel, The Girl In The Fort (2017). New Music For Old Rituals is her second collection.