Four Fan-Made Songs About ‘Merlin’


Let’s start with this charming ditty, and a recent addition to the genre, “Keep The Magic A Secret,” from 

This is another recent addition, this time from seasoned Merlin songstress  (she really, really is). This was written to celebrate the start of Season Five. I don’t think it contains spoilers:

Alice has already achieved a certain amount of fame among Merlin fans for her first song, “Destinies are Troublesome Things,” which was tweeted by Eoin Macken (Sir Gwaine, obv), and has become such a hit, she even translated it into French.

Which just leaves this, from from , composed on mandolin for extra medieval points:

And before any of you instrument pedants pipe up, yes I KNOW the mandolin isn’t medieval, but it’s more lutey than a guitar is. Although I’m not sure why…

Fraser McAlpine

Fraser McAlpine

Fraser has been writing and broadcasting about music and popular culture for over 15 years, first at the Top of the Pops website, and most recently for the NME, Guardian and MSN. He also wrote BBC Radio 1's Chart Blog and reviews albums for BBC Radio 2. He is Anglophenia's current resident Brit, blogging about British slang and running around the Mall taking snaps of the crowd at the Royal Wedding, as well as reigniting a childhood passion for classic Doctor Who and cramming as much music in as he can manage. Fraser invites you to join him on Twitter: @csi_popmusic
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