42 episodes

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 https://www.talesofbritainandireland.com/

Tales of Britain and Ireland Tales of Britain and Ireland.

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    • 4.9 • 95 Ratings

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 https://www.talesofbritainandireland.com/

    42: Cornish Wrecking

    42: Cornish Wrecking

    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

    • 1 hr 9 min
    41: Irish Fairylore 2 - Fairymore?

    41: Irish Fairylore 2 - Fairymore?

    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

    • 1 hr 19 min
    40: Irish Fairylore 1 - Aos Sí what you did there

    40: Irish Fairylore 1 - Aos Sí what you did there

    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

    • 1 hr 16 min
    39: Kelpies and the each-uisge

    39: Kelpies and the each-uisge

    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 website: https://talesofbritainandireland.com/episode-39-kelpies-and-the-each-uisge/ #myth #mythology #folklore #legends

    • 1 hr
    38: King Herla & the Wild Hunt

    38: King Herla & the Wild Hunt

    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 Wild Hunt". Musical credits and sources on the episode page: https://talesofbritainandireland.com/episode-38-king-herla-the-wild-hunt/ #myth #mythology #folklore #legends

    • 1 hr 31 min
    37: The Buggane of St. Trinian’s

    37: The Buggane of St. Trinian’s

    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://talesofbritainandireland.com/episode-37-the-buggane-of-st-trinians/ #myth #mythology #folklore #legends

    • 1 hr 26 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
95 Ratings

95 Ratings

BBMiller87 ,

Awesome

Really enjoying this podcast. A perfect blend of story-telling and fascinating history. Looking forward to more

Little marmite ,

A magical podcast

I only recently discovered this wonderful podcast and have completely fallen in love with it. The episodes are brilliantly written and narrated and it is a real gem to listen to when I want to escape from the ‘real world’. I’d highly recommend this to anyone with even the slightest interest in history, myths or legends as I’m sure it will capture your imagination as it did mine.

williette ,

Interesting stories told by a very talented storyteller

The stories are brilliantly chosen and told by a very talented story-teller. Graeme sets the scene perfectly and makes the tales relatable and interesting by weaving in magic and details along the way. There’s a lot of dark humour which I really appreciate, too!

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