Tales of Britain and Ireland

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

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Episodes

49: Childe Rowland

Monday Jan 29, 2024

Monday Jan 29, 2024

This episode we've a nice normal fairy story about Elves, and one boy's bloody Tarantino-esque quest to get his ball back (and maybe something else as well? I forget.)For sources and more visit the episode page on the website: https://talesofbritainandireland.com/episode-49-Childe-Rowland/
 
#mythology #folkore #legends #folktales

Sunday Dec 10, 2023

This episode we're off to Glasgow - the largest city in Scotland, for stories about Saints and Monsters set along the river, by turns in a Dear Green Place and a gritty, deadly urban sprawl.
Hear stories involving necromantic powers, cuckolding, fish, school children, dental operations gone wrong and all the other usual suspects.For sources and more visit the episode page on the website: https://talesofbritainandireland.com/episode-48-glasgow-gold-green-and-iron/
 
#mythology #folkore #legends #folktales

Tuesday Aug 29, 2023

This episode we have a tale featuring Lancashire Witches, phenomenal cosmic power, a sort of gap year/nature documentary, an unexpected promotion and a story mash up that almost works if you squint, coming from the pen of Lancashire folklore's most unreliable narrator, 
For musical credits, sources and more visit the website: https://talesofbritainandireland.com/episode-47-the-witch-of-eagles-crag/ #Myths #Legends #Folklore #Witches #Lacanshirefolklore

46: The Hobyahs

Tuesday Jun 20, 2023

Tuesday Jun 20, 2023

A fairy tale like story that's meant for children... and may be the most traumatic and violent I've covered yet.
Meet the family: an old woman, an old man and a little girl living in a remote valley with their dog Turpie. Awww!
Meet the Hobyahs - numerous terrible monsters that live all around the valley. Less awww.
For musical credits, sources and more visit the website: https://talesofbritainandireland.com/episode-46-the-hobyahs/#Myths #Legends #Folklore #Folkstories #FairyTales

Friday Apr 21, 2023

Branch Three of the Mabinogi(on) featuring marrying mothers, misty magic, market disruption, mice, milquetoast Manawydan and much much more!
For musical credits, sources and more visit the website: https://talesofbritainandireland.com/episode-45-third-branch-of-the-mabinogion-manawydan/
#WelshMythology #Mabinogion #Mabinogi #Folklore #Myth

44: Petticoat Loose

Sunday Jan 08, 2023

Sunday Jan 08, 2023

A collection of stories telling the life and active afterlife of one of Ireland's most notorious and corporeal ghosts, with a rather unusual nickname.
A woman, evil in life, who was graciously rewarded with the opportunity to continue being evil after death. 
Sometimes being evil is its own reward it seems.
For musical credits, sources and more visit the website: https://talesofbritainandireland.com/episode-44-the-life-and-afterlife-of-petticoat-loose/
#Myths #Folklore #Ghosts

Sunday Nov 20, 2022

A tale of Fionn and the Fianna featuring heroism (maybe), murder (definitely), theft, even more animal transformations and other laddish pursuits. Stick around for the post credit sequence!For musical credits, sources and more visit the website: https://talesofbritainandireland.com/episode-43-fionn-pt-5-the-lad-of-the-skins/#myth #mythology #folklore #Feniancycle #IrishMythology #FionnMacCumhaill

42: Cornish Wrecking

Friday Sep 02, 2022

Friday Sep 02, 2022

Storms, shipwrecks, salvaging, surprising donkeys and satanic forces all feature in two tales of wrecking on the Cornish Coast. For musical credits, sources and more visit the website: https://talesofbritainandireland.com/episode-42-cornish-wreckers/ #myth #mythology #folklore #legends #cornwall

Monday Jun 27, 2022

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: https://talesofbritainandireland.com/episode-41-irish-fairylore-2-fairymore/ #myth #mythology #folklore #legends #celticlegends

Tuesday May 24, 2022

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 the website: https://talesofbritainandireland.com/episode-40-irish-fairylore-1-aos-si-what-you-did-there/
#myth #mythology #folklore #legends #celticlegends

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