30 episodes

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

Folkways: The Folklore of Britain and Ireland Folkways

    • History
    • 4.8 • 76 Ratings

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

    🐕 DOG DAYS OF SUMMER: July 2024 Almanac

    🐕 DOG DAYS OF SUMMER: July 2024 Almanac

    Get out your sunscreen and Mr Whippy's as we consider what July has in store for us in the heavens and hedgerows, including talk of St Swithin's Day and Sirius, plus Thomas Hardy and some early Irish verse.



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    | LINKS + SOURCES |
    P.H. 'Old English Customs: Extant at the Present Time'. (London: Methuen, 1896) ⁠https://bit.ly/3vMRKKf⁠
    Dunlop and Tirion 'Night Sky Almanac: A Stargazer's guider to 2022'. (Glasgow: Collins, 2021) ⁠https://amzn.to/3FTHfqL⁠
    Hutton, Ronald 'The Stations of The Sun'. (New York: Oxford University Press, 1997) ⁠https://bit.ly/3hG1Wft⁠
    Lagram, Anne Marie 'Country Wisdom and Folklore Almanac'. (Talking Trees Books, 2020) ⁠https://www.talkingtreesbooks.co.uk⁠
    Leendertz, Lia 'The Almanac: A Seasonal Guide to 2023'. (London: Gaia/Octopus Publishing Group, 2021) ⁠https://www.lialeendertz.com/⁠
    Roud, Steve 'The English Year'. (London: Penguin Books, 2008) ⁠https://bit.ly/3txP9RQ⁠
    Wright, Jonathan 'The Forager's Calendar'. (London: Profile Books Ltd, 2019) ⁠https://www.foragerscalendar.net⁠

    • 10 min
    (S4E1) 🌲 INTO THE TREES: The Strange Case of Mawnan, Cornwall (Part 1)

    (S4E1) 🌲 INTO THE TREES: The Strange Case of Mawnan, Cornwall (Part 1)

    🎈 Welcome to Season 4! Today we're plunging into one of the strangest stories in contemporary British folklore... Monsters in the woods at Mawnan, Cornwall.



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    #owlman #cryptid

    • 38 min
    (BONUS) 🎬 BEHIND THE SCENES (⚡️S4 Coming Soon!)

    (BONUS) 🎬 BEHIND THE SCENES (⚡️S4 Coming Soon!)

    ⚡️ Season 4 returns shortly!

    In the meantime, here's a rare self-indulgent ramble about life at Folkways HQ...



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    • 15 min
    🌼 MARS & MILFORD HAVEN: March 2024 Almanac

    🌼 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...



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    • 13 min
    🕯 BRIGID & BOSCASTLE: February 2024 Almanac

    🕯 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!



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    🎧 Soundtrack by ⁠⁠⁠@big.big.sky: https://spoti.fi/47jvok6

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    ☕️ ⁠⁠⁠Buy me a coffee⁠⁠⁠: https://bit.ly/3dxssVw

    💌 Get in contact folkwayschannel@gmail.com

    👋 Connect with Folkways on Instagram @folkwayspodcast

    • 12 min
    (S3E8) 🎶 PORTALS: The Fairy Music of Loch Sween

    (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...



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    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

    • 44 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
76 Ratings

76 Ratings

Lozboy ,

Strange , sensual , unique

This is beautiful !
A carefully created show of stories, observations and revelations of the deep mysteries that surround us all .
Wrapped with gentle music and a truly intriguing host .

kandykarma ,

Sumptuous pleasures

Such a treat to happen upon this lovingly researched and beautifully presented podcast this evening. Will look forward to diving into past episodes and upcoming delights. Thanks for revealing yourself at last Folkways..It felt like coming home!

Lor1138 ,

Perfectly paced, brilliantly researched and produced.

So soothing! My new favourite podcast 🫶🏻 Just wish there were more a month, but I’ll take quality over quantity. Can’t wait to hear more.

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