The Faerie Folk - Folklore, Myths and Legends from the U.K

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In this Norfolk-based episode, we will be joining the famous 'Pedlar of Swaffham' who travelled from Norfolk to London on the whim of a dream, to seek his fortune over in the city. Then we’ll be heading to the coast to meet a mournful mermaid in search of a soul, whose figure is now immortalised in a church in Upper Sheringham. There’s more folktales, myths and legends waiting for you over on social media! Join us over on: Twitter: twitter.com/thefaerie_folk  Instagram: www.instagram.com/thefaerie_folk/  Facebook: www.facebook.com/thefaeriefolk/ YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCR9cDyL6Lsm2CWQ_HwUfDmA  The music featured in today's episode is 'Galway' by Kevin MacLeod Link: incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/3795-galway License: creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/ **** Travel between United Kingdom locations is currently discouraged due to COVID-19 restrictions. The travel information provided in this podcast is designed as a guide for future travel plans once restrictions have eased. If you are planning on travelling, please check the information provided by local authorities beforehand and adhere to local guidelines once there. You can find more information here: https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus ****
Hello and welcome to season two of The Faerie Folk, the podcast that takes you on a magical tour to discover the myth and the magic of the United Kingdom - without leaving the comfort of your own home! Today's episode takes us over to Northern Ireland to explore The Giant's Causeway and the legend of the giant Fionn Mac Cumhaill who is said to have built it. Then join us as we fly away with the faeries once again, to discover the legend behind one of Northern Ireland's most famous songs. There’s more folktales, myths and legends waiting for you over on social media. Join us on: Twitter: twitter.com/thefaerie_folk  Instagram: www.instagram.com/thefaerie_folk/  Facebook: www.facebook.com/thefaeriefolk/ YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCR9cDyL6Lsm2CWQ_HwUfDmA  The music featured in today's episode is 'Galway' by Kevin MacLeod Link: incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/3795-galway License: creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/ **** Travel between United Kingdom locations is currently discouraged due to COVID-19 restrictions. The travel information provided in this podcast is designed as a guide for future travel plans once restrictions have eased. If you are planning on travelling, please check the information provided by local authorities beforehand and adhere to local guidelines once there. You can find more information here: https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus ****
In the season one finale of The Faerie Folk, we travel up to Northumberland to discover the famous folktale known as 'The Laidly Worm Of Spindleston Heugh'. Then we finish our virtual journey in Rothley - the setting of a lesser-known story called 'My Ainsel', featuring a curious little boy and his new faerie friend.  There’s more folktales, myths and legends waiting for you over on social media too: Twitter: twitter.com/thefaerie_folk  Instagram: www.instagram.com/thefaerie_folk/  Facebook: www.facebook.com/thefaeriefolk/ YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCR9cDyL6Lsm2CWQ_HwUfDmA  The music featured in today's episode is 'Galway' by Kevin MacLeod Link: incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/3795-galway License: creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/ *December 2020 Update*: Travel between United Kingdom locations is currently discouraged due to COVID-19 restrictions. The travel information provided in this podcast is designed as a guide for future travel plans once restrictions have eased. If you are planning on travelling, please check the information provided by local authorities beforehand and adhere to local guidelines once there. You can find more information here: https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus
Today’s episode takes us to the county of Suffolk in the East of England, where we discover the strange story of a young girl who claimed to have been stolen away by the faeries. Then we take a trip to a castle, to learn all about the trickster imp known as Tom Tit Tot. There’s more myths and magic waiting for you over on social media too: Twitter: twitter.com/thefaerie_folk  Instagram: www.instagram.com/thefaerie_folk/  Facebook: www.facebook.com/thefaeriefolk/ The music featured in today's episode is 'Galway' by Kevin MacLeod. Link: incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/3795-galway License: creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/  *December 2020 Update*: Travel between United Kingdom locations is currently discouraged due to COVID-19 restrictions. The travel information provided in this podcast is designed as a guide for future travel plans once restrictions have eased. If you are planning on travelling, please check the information provided by local authorities beforehand and adhere to local guidelines once there. You can find more information here: https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus
Join us as we welcome in the autumn season with a rather spooky episode of The Faerie Folk! Learn all about the history of Halloween and how the festival we know and love came to be. Then travel to Shropshire to find out about the pilot who supposedly haunts the Arvo Lincoln plane in Cosford's RAF Museum - and finally discover the story behind the strange glowing phenomena known as the Will O' the Wisp. There’s more myths and magic waiting for you over on social media too: Twitter: twitter.com/thefaerie_folk  Instagram: www.instagram.com/thefaerie_folk/  Facebook: www.facebook.com/thefaeriefolk/ The music featured in today's episode is 'Galway' by Kevin MacLeod Link: incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/3795-galway License: creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/ *December 2020 Update*: Travel between United Kingdom locations is currently discouraged due to COVID-19 restrictions. The travel information provided in this podcast is designed as a guide for future travel plans once restrictions have eased. If you are planning on travelling, please check the information provided by local authorities beforehand and adhere to local guidelines once there. You can find more information here: https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus
It's time for another Faerie Folk adventure! Today's episode is all about the county of Lincolnshire, where we meet Mumby's boastful boggart and learn all about the deal he made with a local farmer. Then we travel into the city of Lincoln, to discover the origins of one of its most famous folktales - the story of the Lincoln imp. There’s more myths and magic waiting for you over on social media too: Twitter: twitter.com/thefaerie_folk Instagram: www.instagram.com/thefaerie_folk/ Facebook: www.facebook.com/thefaeriefolk/ The music feature in today's episode is 'Galway' by Kevin MacLeod Link: incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/3795-galway License: creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/ *December 2020 Update*: Travel between United Kingdom locations is currently discouraged due to COVID-19 restrictions. The travel information provided in this podcast is designed as a guide for future travel plans once restrictions have eased. If you are planning on travelling, please check the information provided by local authorities beforehand and adhere to local guidelines once there. You can find more information here: https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus
I'm sure you've already heard of the mysterious monster that is supposed to live within the murky depths of Loch Ness - but how much to do you know about her history? Come with us on an extra-long virtual adventure to the loch, where we follow Nessie's journey from the very beginning and learn about how one of Scotland's most famous and well-loved legends came to be. Have you been lucky enough to visit Loch Ness yourself? Let us know and share your pictures with us on social media: Twitter: twitter.com/thefaerie_folk Instagram: www.instagram.com/thefaerie_folk/ Facebook: www.facebook.com/thefaeriefolk/ Music: Galway by Kevin MacLeod Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/3795-galway License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/ The Show Must Be Go by Kevin MacLeod Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/4509-the-show-must-be-go License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/ Long Cat Media Link: https://www.longcatmedia.com/ *December 2020 Update*: Travel between United Kingdom locations is currently discouraged due to COVID-19 restrictions. The travel information provided in this podcast is designed as a guide for future travel plans once restrictions have eased. If you are planning on travelling, please check the information provided by local authorities beforehand and adhere to local guidelines once there. You can find more information here: https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus
Are you ready for another Faerie Folk adventure? Today's journey takes us to The North York Moors where we learn all about the household spirit known as a Hob, that might secretly help out with some of your day-to-day chores - but only if you stay on its good side. We also take a trip down to the beach, to discover the legend of the Skinningrove merman and find out whether the 'man from the sea' was all that he seemed. There’s more myths and magic waiting for you over on social media too: Twitter: twitter.com/thefaerie_folk Instagram: www.instagram.com/thefaerie_folk/ Facebook: www.facebook.com/thefaeriefolk/ Galway by Kevin MacLeod Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/3795-galway License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/ *December 2020 Update*: Travel between United Kingdom locations is currently discouraged due to COVID-19 restrictions. The travel information provided in this podcast is designed as a guide for future travel plans once restrictions have eased. If you are planning on travelling, please check the information provided by local authorities beforehand and adhere to local guidelines once there. You can find more information here: https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus
Today we're traveling to Somerset to discover more magical creatures and traditional folktales. Our virtual adventure first takes us up to the top of Glastonbury Tor to meet the Faerie King Gwynn Ap Nudd and learn all about his encounter with the abbot, St. Collen. And then we journey over to the village of Stanton Drew, famous for its many ancient standing stone circles. Are they the neolithic monuments of a forgotten time, or is there a more fantastical backstory to their origin? There’s more myths and magic waiting for you over on social media too: Twitter: twitter.com/thefaerie_folk Instagram: www.instagram.com/thefaerie_folk/ Facebook: www.facebook.com/thefaeriefolk/ Galway by Kevin MacLeod Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/3795-galway License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/   *This episode was recorded and released during the first UK 2020 Coronavirus lockdown.*December 2020 Update*: Travel between United Kingdom locations is currently discouraged due to COVID-19 restrictions. The travel information provided in this podcast is designed as a guide for future travel plans once restrictions have eased. If you are planning on travelling, please check the information provided by local authorities beforehand and adhere to local guidelines once there. You can find more information here: https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus
This week we’re traveling into the city to discover more of the United Kingdom’s most fascinating myths and legends. London is full of great ghost stories and frightening folklore - but just who was William Terriss and why does his ghost haunt the Adelphi Theatre? And did a vampire really stalk the grounds of Highgate cemetery in the 1970s? Join us for another magical tour and you might just find out! There’s more myths and magic waiting for you over on social media too: Twitter: twitter.com/thefaerie_folk Instagram: www.instagram.com/thefaerie_folk/ Facebook: www.facebook.com/thefaeriefolk/ Galway by Kevin MacLeod Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/3795-galway License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/ *December 2020 Update*: Travel between United Kingdom locations is currently discouraged due to COVID-19 restrictions. The travel information provided in this podcast is designed as a guide for future travel plans once restrictions have eased. If you are planning on travelling, please check the information provided by local authorities beforehand and adhere to local guidelines once there. You can find more information here: https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus
Our latest magical excursion takes us up to Scotland, to discover some traditional Scottish folktales. Meet the mysterious shape-shifting creatures known as selkies that swim close to the coast of Duncansby Head, right near John O’Groats. But what exactly is a selkie - and how did one bravely manage to turn a seal-killer from foe, to friend? Our journey then takes a turn down to the mystical area of Nithsdale, to learn about one woman's encounter with a member of the faerie folk - where all might not be as it seems. Enjoying the podcast? Then we’d love to hear from you! Twitter: twitter.com/thefaerie_folk Instagram: www.instagram.com/thefaerie_folk/ Facebook: www.facebook.com/thefaeriefolk/ The music featured is Galway by Kevin MacLeod https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/legalcode *December 2020 Update*: Travel between United Kingdom locations is currently discouraged due to COVID-19 restrictions. The travel information provided in this podcast is designed as a guide for future travel plans once restrictions have eased. If you are planning on travelling, please check the information provided by local authorities beforehand and adhere to local guidelines once there. You can find more information here: https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus
Today we’re traveling to Devon, the county known for its cream teas, scrumpy… and ghostly apparitions. The Hairy Hands are one of Dartmoor’s most famous legends, but what exactly are they - and who do they belong to? We also travel to Buckfastleigh to meet Squire Cabell, the ‘monstrously evil man’ and his hellish hounds that haunt the Devonshire countryside. If you’re enjoying the podcast then let us know over on: Twitter: twitter.com/thefaerie_folk Instagram: www.instagram.com/thefaerie_folk/ Facebook: www.facebook.com/thefaeriefolk/ Galway by Kevin MacLeod Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/3795-galway License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/ *December 2020 Update*: Travel between United Kingdom locations is currently discouraged due to COVID-19 restrictions. The travel information provided in this podcast is designed as a guide for future travel plans once restrictions have eased. If you are planning on travelling, please check the information provided by local authorities beforehand and adhere to local guidelines once there. You can find more information here: https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus *Since making this episode I have come across new information in regards to the Hairy Hands case. It was actually Theo Brown’s mother who saw the Hairy Hands spectre, rather than her - apologies for the mix-up. (Perhaps this is an excuse to visit this case again soon!)
Today’s adventure takes us to Wales for an exciting look at some of the country’s most interesting myths and legends. Our first stop is Dinas Emrys, the hillock said to have once been the site of a great dragon battle. But why were the dragons fighting, and how did the area get its name? Then we journey on, to the uniquely named Devil’s Bridge where three magnificent bridges sit on top of one another. But why was the original one built - and who was the architect? Come along on another virtual journey and find out! If you’d like to hear more stories, share some photos - or perhaps your magical travel plans, then come and hang out with us over on social media! Twitter: twitter.com/thefaerie_folk Instagram: www.instagram.com/thefaerie_folk/ Facebook: www.facebook.com/thefaeriefolk/ Galway by Kevin MacLeod Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/3795-galway License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/ *December 2020 Update*: Travel between United Kingdom locations is currently discouraged due to COVID-19 restrictions. The travel information provided in this podcast is designed as a guide for future travel plans once restrictions have eased. If you are planning on travelling, please check the information provided by local authorities beforehand and adhere to local guidelines once there. You can find more information here: https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus
Come and join us on our very first Faerie Folk adventure as we travel down to Cornwall - home to some of the U.K's most famous myths and legends. Discover the story of The Mermaid of Zennor and the charming singer who fell in love with her, and meet the vengeful Mermaid of Padstow and learn of the terrible curse that she bestowed on the town. The journey doesn’t end there! If you’re enjoying the podcast then come and join us over on: Twitter: twitter.com/thefaerie_folk Instagram: www.instagram.com/thefaerie_folk/ Facebook: www.facebook.com/thefaeriefolk/ Galway by Kevin MacLeod Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/3795-galway License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/ *December 2020 Update*: Travel between United Kingdom locations is currently discouraged due to COVID-19 restrictions. The travel information provided in this podcast is designed as a guide for future travel plans once restrictions have eased. If you are planning on travelling, please check the information provided by local authorities beforehand and adhere to local guidelines once there. You can find more information here: https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus
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The Faerie Folk Podcast
Podcast Status
Active
Started
Jan 1st, 2020
Latest Episode
Feb 1st, 2021
Release Period
Monthly
Episodes
14
Avg. Episode Length
20 minutes
Explicit
No
Order
Episodic
Language
English

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