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A storytelling and folklore podcast. Telling some of the famous and not so famous British and Irish myths, legends and folktales, in no particular order. Coming direct from South Yorkshire it is currently regularish, and will feature all of the above and whatever other miscellaneous snippets take my fancy. Presented by Graeme. Website at www.TalesofBritainandIreland.com
 
Weird Walk is an audio ramble through the history and mysteries of the British Isles. Enlisting the help of Charlie Cooper (writer, actor, BAFTA winner) we explore the age-old trails, sacred sites and shared folklore of this strange place we call home. In our hectic hyper-networked 21st century world it’s all too easy to lose touch with the myths and rituals that once connected us to this land. Come with us on our quest as we walk the ancient trackways and engage with the revenants of our hi ...
 
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The second of two episodes on Irish fairy lore with three more tales of the Aos Sí. Featuring a new trendy get rich quick scheme (robbery), absolutely banging tunes and highly restrictive music licencing laws, and what's sure to be a heroic rescue! And I even include a Leprechaun (kind of)! For musical credits, sources and more visit the website: h…
 
The first of two episodes on Irish fairy lore - featuring three tales of the Aos Sí and there's not a pair of gossamer wings in sight.Discover the connection between a fairy rath and the fairies wrath, meet a dead donkey who doesn't drop anything, and take a good look at a fairy baby. While you still can.For musical credits, sources and more visit …
 
This episode features a number of accounts of encounters with the fearsome Scottish water-horse known alternately as the Each-Uisge and the Kelpie. The tales involve a kindly magical old woman, a not so kindly magical old woman, sticky situations, lust, and a lorra lorra lochs. For musical credits, sources and more Kelpie information visit the webs…
 
This episode is the second from the collection of Medieval chronicler of oddities, miscellanea, and forteana - Walter Map. Featuring two weddings, a suspicious contract, dust, a cute little goat man, the wild hunt (but not really) and a dog that just won't quit. One of the earliest of the many stories that has been classified as being of the "The W…
 
This episode we've a tale from the Isle of Man featuring a folkloric Kaiju, a super-powered Saint, unusual ordinance, a brave little tailor(but not that brave little tailor), a deal with god, and more nautical terms than you can shake a main brace at. For pictures, links and musical credits please see the website page at https://talesofbritainandir…
 
This episode we've got a tale that draws strongly form the theme of Folk-horror, the strange world of the Lincolnshire Carrs (marshlands), a fairly unnecessary second person framing narrative and a lesson about the real power of a firm handshake. Sources and musical credits can be found on the Episode Page on the website: https://talesofbritainandi…
 
This episode we have a delightful Fairy Tale. With fairies, castles, witches, princesses and princes, step mothers and ugly step sisters (alignments to be revealed), lots of things done in threes, and body horror that's positively Cronenbergesque. Musical credits, sources and more at: https://talesofbritainandireland.com/episode-35-kate-crackernuts…
 
The quest begins. Charlie Cooper (writer, actor, BAFTA winner) sets out on the South Downs Way in Sussex in search of the Green Man, the spirit of spring in human form and a totemic figure in British folklore. Music featured in this episode: Bittern and Magdalina’s Dance by Bert Jansch, May Morning Dew as performed by Brigid Mae Power, Ye Olde Morr…
 
Coming Soon! Charlie Cooper (writer, actor, BAFTA winner) sets out on the South Downs Way in Sussex in search of the Green Man, the spirit of spring in human form and a totemic figure in British folklore. Weird Walk will be available from December 1st, 2021 Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/weirdwalk. See acast.com/privacy for privacy an…
 
Come with me to Cottonopolis where we’ve got two stories and an introduction. There’ll be more ill-advised ways to win a woman (see the last episode), and lots of mentions of a table that’s far bigger than I’d assumed. . Intro and incidental music by @alice-nicholls-music. Musical credits, sources and more at: https://talesofbritainandireland.com/e…
 
Walter Map’s charming little tale of a Princess, ambition, obsession, one of the most taboo acts known to humanity, an unlikely weapon from an unlikely source and, of course, shoes. Let me take you to Constantinople…. Musical credits, sources and more at: https://talesofbritainandireland.com/episode-32-the-shoemaker-of-constantinople/ #myth #mythol…
 
This time we’ve got the conclusion to the Second Branch of the Mabinogion. There’s talking heads, the non-talking dead, talking birds, and I bitterly regret recording the whole episode without saying “A little bird told me”. It’s the longest episode yet and hopefully it’s worth it. Musical credits, sources and more at: https://talesofbritainandirel…
 
A tale taken from the premier text of Welsh mythology, with part one of a story of London, giants, magic, marriage, international diplomacy and the age old question of: Families. Who'd have them? Musical credits, sources and more at: https://talesofbritainandireland.com/episodes-28-19-second-branch-of-the-mabinogion/ #myth #mythology #folklore #leg…
 
Do you like prank(e)s? Do you like jests? Do you like them mad and merry? Do you like characters who are cruel, capricious and also have super powers? Well if so, we've got just the tale for you! Musical credits, sources and more at: https://talesofbritainandireland.com/episode-25-robin-goodfellow-his-mad-pranks-and-merry-jests/ #myth #mythology #f…
 
The final part of the tale of the Enchanter of Pengersick, features destinies fulfilled, wizard school, magical battles, renovations and, just in the nick of time, an Enchanter. Musical credits, sources and more at: https://talesofbritainandireland.com/episodes-2123-24-the-enchanter-of-pengerswick/ #myth #mythology #folklore #legends…
 
The second part of the Cornish tale of the Enchanter of Pengersick! There are plots, there's poison, there's ghosts, there's pirates! An Enchanter you ask? Did we mention the pirates? Musical credits, sources and more at: https://talesofbritainandireland.com/episodes-2123-24-the-enchanter-of-pengerswick/ #myth #mythology #folklore #legends…
 
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