49 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 • 103 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/

    49: Childe Rowland

    49: Childe Rowland

    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

    • 1 hr 27 min
    48: Glasgow - Gold, Green and Iron

    48: Glasgow - Gold, Green and Iron

    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

    • 1 hr 24 min
    47: The Witch of Eagle’s Crag

    47: The Witch of Eagle’s Crag

    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

    • 1 hr 46 min
    46: The Hobyahs

    46: The Hobyahs

    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

    • 58 min
    45: Third Branch of the Mabinogi(on) - Manawydan

    45: Third Branch of the Mabinogi(on) - Manawydan

    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

    • 1 hr 37 min
    44: Petticoat Loose

    44: Petticoat Loose

    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

    • 1 hr 9 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
103 Ratings

103 Ratings

Sam xl ,

OneOf the best

One of
My favourite podcasts . I can always rely on Graham to be informative without being patronising and I find his quirky humour and little asides very funny . Keep it up

11-1 11- -1-1 -1- ,

Brilliant podcast

I really enjoyed this podcast it is probably one of the best podcasts on this app

BBMiller87 ,

Awesome

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

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