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Folkways: The Folklore of Britain & Ireland

English, Social, 3 seasons, 29 episodes, 18 hours, 35 minutes
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A stroll through the rich and fascinating folklore of Britain and Ireland. From music, to psychogeography, to what to do if you notice the devil following you to church. It's a long, strange trip and there are no guarantees you'll be home in time for dinner. Each episode also includes a mini-almanac for the month ahead. If you enjoy this show, feel free to buy me a coffee https://bit.ly/2SWoNqH Music by @big.big.sky | Additional artists referenced in each episode | Logo design James Fisher
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(BONUS) 🎬 BEHIND THE SCENES (⚡️S4 Coming This Month!)

⚡️ Season 4 returns April 2024! In the meantime, here's a rare self-indulgent ramble about life at Folkways HQ... 🤝 Become a valued ⁠⁠⁠Friend of Folkways⁠⁠⁠: https://bit.ly/34awiDB 🎧 Soundtrack by ⁠⁠⁠@big.big.sky: https://spoti.fi/47jvok6 📺 Folkways ⁠⁠⁠Youtube: ⁠⁠⁠https://bit.ly/3rUs9PF ☕️ ⁠⁠⁠Buy me a coffee⁠⁠⁠: https://bit.ly/3dxssVw 💌 Get in contact [email protected] 👋 Connect with Folkways on Instagram @folkwayspodcast
4/5/202415 minutes, 53 seconds
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🌼 MARS & MILFORD HAVEN: March 2024 Almanac

Let's take a look at the reflection of Mars in the Celtic languages, plus St David, St Piran and St Patrick, and the strange fairy lore of Milford Haven... 🤝 Become a valued ⁠⁠⁠⁠Friend of Folkways⁠⁠⁠⁠: https://bit.ly/34awiDB 🎧 Soundtrack by ⁠⁠⁠⁠@big.big.sky⁠: https://spoti.fi/47jvok6 📺 Folkways ⁠⁠⁠⁠Youtube⁠: ⁠⁠⁠https://bit.ly/3rUs9PF ☕️ ⁠⁠⁠⁠Buy me a coffee⁠⁠⁠⁠: https://bit.ly/3dxssVw 💌 Get in contact [email protected] 👋 Connect with Folkways on Instagram @folkwayspodcast
3/8/202413 minutes, 50 seconds
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🕯 BRIGID & BOSCASTLE: February 2024 Almanac

Welcome to the new format! The almanac will now be uploaded as an individual video here (streaming platforms), with the main show uploaded separately. As is done on Youtube. This is in acknowledgement of time sensitivity for episodes - as many people listen in the archive, often years later, and the almanac at the end of an episode may not be relevant! 🤝 Become a valued ⁠⁠⁠Friend of Folkways⁠⁠⁠: https://bit.ly/34awiDB 🎧 Soundtrack by ⁠⁠⁠@big.big.sky: https://spoti.fi/47jvok6 📺 Folkways ⁠⁠⁠Youtube: ⁠⁠⁠https://bit.ly/3rUs9PF ☕️ ⁠⁠⁠Buy me a coffee⁠⁠⁠: https://bit.ly/3dxssVw 💌 Get in contact [email protected] 👋 Connect with Folkways on Instagram @folkwayspodcast
2/5/202412 minutes, 49 seconds
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(S3E8) 🚪🎶 PORTALS: The Fairy Music of Loch Sween

Let's head to Loch Sween, Argyll, Scotland, as we linger by a patch of rocks, rumoured to be an entrance to the Otherworld... 🤝 Become a valued ⁠⁠⁠Friend of Folkways⁠⁠⁠: https://bit.ly/34awiDB 🎧 Soundtrack by ⁠⁠⁠@big.big.sky: https://spoti.fi/47jvok6 📺 Folkways ⁠⁠⁠Youtube: ⁠⁠⁠https://bit.ly/3rUs9PF ☕️ ⁠⁠⁠Buy me a coffee⁠⁠⁠: https://bit.ly/3dxssVw 💌 Get in contact [email protected] 👋 Connect with Folkways on Instagram or ⁠⁠⁠Twitter⁠⁠⁠ @folkwayspodcast THE KIST: The Magazine of the Natural History & Antiquarian Society of Mid-Argyll http://kist.scot/The%20Kist%2021%20(1981).pdf http://kist.scot/The%20Kist%2085%20(2013).pdf
1/14/202444 minutes, 37 seconds
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(BONUS) 🎄 Postal Address + FOF Winter Competition Winners 2023 💌

Write to me! 🖊️ Plus the Friends of Folkways Winter Solstice Competition Winners. 💌 Merry Christmas! 🎄 Some more festive offerings... 🎄 ❄️ THE ANCESTORS (are watching) https://bit.ly/3RTt1xx ❄️ A SLEIGH RIDE THROUGH CHRISTMAS https://bit.ly/3GUn7H6 ❄️ SOLSTICE: The Real Story of Yule https://bit.ly/47cjfft ❄️ GHOST STORIES FOR CHRISTMAS https://bit.ly/3vbdq4C
12/22/20236 minutes, 47 seconds
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(S3E7) ❄️ THE ANCESTORS (Are Watching)

This Yule, come in from the cold, warm your feet before the fire, grab a mulled wine if you like, as it’s time to consider The Ancestors. Ideal Christmas listening. 🤝 Become a valued ⁠⁠⁠Friend of Folkways⁠⁠⁠: https://bit.ly/34awiDB 🎧 Soundtrack by ⁠⁠⁠@big.big.sky: https://spoti.fi/47jvok6 📺 Folkways ⁠⁠⁠Youtube: ⁠⁠⁠https://bit.ly/3rUs9PF ☕️ ⁠⁠⁠Buy me a coffee⁠⁠⁠: https://bit.ly/3dxssVw 💌 Get in contact [email protected] 👋 Connect with Folkways on Instagram or ⁠⁠⁠Twitter⁠⁠⁠ @folkwayspodcast
12/13/202336 minutes, 22 seconds
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(S3E6) 🌀 BACK, AGAIN: The Kersey Slip (Halloween special)

What happened in Kersey, Suffolk, October of 1957? Find out in this atmospheric episode for Samhain. 🍂 Plus, the latest almanac! 🤝 Become a valued ⁠⁠⁠Friend of Folkways⁠⁠⁠: https://bit.ly/34awiDB 🎧 Soundtrack by ⁠⁠⁠@big.big.sky: https://spoti.fi/47jvok6 📺 Folkways ⁠⁠⁠Youtube: ⁠⁠⁠https://bit.ly/3rUs9PF ☕️ ⁠⁠⁠Buy me a coffee⁠⁠⁠: https://bit.ly/3dxssVw 💌 Get in contact [email protected] 👋 Connect with Folkways on Instagram or ⁠⁠⁠Twitter⁠⁠⁠ @folkwayspodcast
10/12/202349 minutes, 33 seconds
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📆 September 2023 Almanac

This month we take a look at Harvest Home festival (ingathering), plus muse over the foraging, moon, and astronomy for the month of September. Not to mention... we visit the otherworldly Dinas Rock, said to be the last haunt of the fairies in Wales... 📍 Craig y Ddinas https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dinas_Rock 🤝 Become a valued ⁠⁠⁠Friend of Folkways⁠⁠⁠: https://bit.ly/34awiDB 🎧 Soundtrack by ⁠⁠⁠@big.big.sky: https://spoti.fi/47jvok6 📺 Folkways ⁠⁠⁠Youtube: ⁠⁠⁠https://bit.ly/3rUs9PF ☕️ ⁠⁠⁠Buy me a coffee⁠⁠⁠: https://bit.ly/3dxssVw 💌 Get in contact [email protected] 👋 Connect with Folkways on Instagram or ⁠⁠⁠Twitter⁠⁠⁠ @folkwayspodcast
9/6/202311 minutes, 19 seconds
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(S3E5) 🍏🌾 FIRST FRUITS, Part 2: The August Fairs 🎪🍻

In this episode we continue our look at the folk traditions surrounding the early harvest feast. This time we look at the fairs of Tailtiu or Carmen; plus we play 'an hour in the hay', and mull over the significance of that very first loaf. 🤝 Become a valued ⁠⁠⁠Friend of Folkways⁠⁠⁠: https://bit.ly/34awiDB 🎧 Soundtrack by ⁠⁠⁠@big.big.sky: https://spoti.fi/47jvok6 📺 Folkways ⁠⁠⁠Youtube: ⁠⁠⁠https://bit.ly/3rUs9PF ☕️ ⁠⁠⁠Buy me a coffee⁠⁠⁠: https://bit.ly/3dxssVw 💌 Get in contact [email protected] 👋 Connect with Folkways on Instagram or ⁠⁠⁠Twitter⁠⁠⁠ @folkwayspodcast
8/25/202327 minutes, 9 seconds
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(S3E4) 🍎🌾 FIRST FRUITS: Lughnasadh and Lammas, Part 1 🌾🍏

A look at the folk traditions surrounding the early August feast that opens the harvest, also known at Lugh's Funeral Games. Stay tuned for part 2, coming this week. 🤝 Become a valued ⁠⁠⁠Friend of Folkways⁠⁠⁠ 🎧 Soundtrack by ⁠⁠⁠@big.big.sky⁠⁠⁠ 📺 Folkways ⁠⁠⁠Youtube⁠⁠⁠ ☕️ ⁠⁠⁠Buy me a coffee⁠⁠⁠ 💌 Get in contact [email protected] 👋 Connect with Folkways on Instagram or ⁠⁠⁠Twitter⁠⁠⁠ @folkwayschannel
8/2/202327 minutes, 25 seconds
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(S3E3) SPIRIT OF THE PLACE: Interview with Bethan Briggs-Miller

Travel with us to Wivenhoe, north Essex, as we muse over fairy trees, the role of folklore today, plus bizarre lockdown sightings with folklore researcher Bethan Briggs-Miller. BBM's work: 🎧 Eerie Essex Podcast https://t.ly/p8tw 🎧 Spectre of the Sea Podcast https://t.ly/KKxZ 📺 Death and the Landscape: Glamorgan and the Llynfi Valley https://t.ly/V98h 🤝 Become a valued ⁠⁠Friend of Folkways⁠⁠ 🎧 Soundtrack by ⁠⁠@big.big.sky⁠⁠ 📺 Folkways ⁠⁠Youtube⁠⁠ ☕️ ⁠⁠Buy me a coffee⁠⁠ 💌 Get in contact [email protected] 👋 Connect with Folkways on Instagram or ⁠⁠Twitter⁠⁠ @folkwayschannel
7/13/202344 minutes, 34 seconds
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(S3E2) GHOSTS OF GLAMORGAN: Interview with Bethan Briggs-Miller

Enjoy this adventure to folklorist Bethan Briggs-Miller's childhood home in Tondu, Wales. Bethan is a great raconteur and regales us with tales of the spectres that may still linger at the family fireplace... A frank, vivid, and personal conversation. BBM's work: 📺 Death and the Landscape: Glamorgan and the Llynfi Valley https://t.ly/V98h 🎧 Spectre of the Sea Podcast https://t.ly/KKxZ 🎧 Eerie Essex Podcast https://t.ly/p8tw 🤝 Become a valued ⁠⁠Friend of Folkways⁠⁠ 🎧 Soundtrack by ⁠⁠@big.big.sky⁠⁠ 📺 Folkways ⁠⁠Youtube⁠⁠ ☕️ ⁠⁠Buy me a coffee⁠⁠ 💌 Get in contact [email protected] 👋 Connect with Folkways on Instagram or ⁠⁠Twitter⁠⁠ @folkwayschannel
6/12/20231 hour, 6 seconds
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(S3E1) THE OTHERWORLD, Part 5: Out Of Time

Welcome to Season 3! Today we're heading into the swirling mists of time for four strange tales from these isles... 🤝 Become a valued ⁠Friend of Folkways⁠ 🎧 Soundtrack by ⁠@big.big.sky⁠ 📺 Folkways ⁠Youtube⁠ ☕️ ⁠Buy me a coffee⁠ 💌 Get in contact [email protected] 👋 Connect with Folkways on Instagram or ⁠Twitter⁠ @folkwayschannel Oss Oss Wee Oss! https://bit.ly/42dLat8
5/3/202348 minutes, 15 seconds