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

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Join us on our audio adventure through the United Kingdom, where you can explore some of the country's best loved folklore, myths and legends - all without leaving the comfort of your own home.

Join us on our audio adventure through the United Kingdom, where you can explore some of the country's best loved folklore, myths and legends - all without leaving the comfort of your own home.

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United Kingdom

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Join us on our audio adventure through the United Kingdom, where you can explore some of the country's best loved folklore, myths and legends - all without leaving the comfort of your own home.

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English


Episodes

An Update.

10/29/2021
Hello, I thought I would send out a little update to let you know that unfortunately I’m having to cancel the planned Halloween special of The Faerie Folk podcast. My family and I are going through a very difficult and heartbreaking time at the moment and I need to spend all my time loving and supporting them as we try our best to make it through this together. Therefore, I have made the difficult decision to place the podcast on hiatus for the time being. It is certainly not the end of...

Duration:00:00:46

The Dangerous Dragon and Frightening Faeries of Tyne and Wear & County Durham (Part Two!)

9/30/2021
Welcome to part two of our two-part adventure to the North East of England! In today’s episode we will be once again be coming face-to-face with the English Faerie Folk who, as always, have a nefarious plot to carry out! Don't forget to subscribe/follow the podcast on your prefered listening platform so you'll be notified when October's Halloween special episode arrives later on. There’s more folktales, myths and legends waiting for you over on social media, so why not join us...

Duration:00:17:52

The Dangerous Dragon and Frightening Faeries of Tyne and Wear & County Durham (Part One!)

9/1/2021
Welcome to part one of our two-part adventure to the North East of England! In this episode we're off to the county of Tyne and Wear to learn how the famous legend of the 'Lambton Worm' came to be. Don't forget to subscribe/follow the podcast on your prefered listening platform so you'll be notified when part two arrives later in the month. There’s more folktales, myths and legends waiting for you over on social media, so why not join us on: Twitter: twitter.com/thefaerie_folk Instagram:...

Duration:00:23:03

Derbyshire's Stolen Skull and Masterful Magician

8/1/2021
In this month’s episode we will be exploring the spooky tale of a cursed skull that wreaked havoc upon a group of railway workers over in Coombs Moss. Then, the fantastical story of two magicians-in-training, who defied their master and dared to take a look inside his very precious - and very powerful - spellbook. There’s more folktales, myths and legends waiting for you over on social media, so why not join us on: Twitter: twitter.com/thefaerie_folk Instagram:...

Duration:00:30:47

Wales’ Faithful Faerie Bride and Dangerous Dancing

7/1/2021
Our virtual tour returns to Wales for a look at two different folktales featuring the Tylwyth Teg, or Welsh Faerie Folk. The first Welsh tale of the day is the story of the young man from Llyn y Dywarchen, who fell in love with a beautiful faerie woman - and the second is the story of a magical faerie harp, infused with the power to enchant all those that hear its music. There’s more folktales, myths and legends waiting for you over on social media, so why not join us on: Twitter:...

Duration:00:32:18

Wiltshire’s Cursed Church Bell and Mysterious Moonrakers

6/1/2021
Welcome back virtual travellers! In this month's episode our magical tour takes us over to the county of Wiltshire, to discover the strange origins of a spell said to have been cast upon a vicarage in Wilcot. Then we’re off to the market town, Devizes, to uncover the famous legend of the Wiltshire Moonrakers. There’s more folktales, myths and legends waiting for you over on social media, so why not join us on: Twitter: twitter.com/thefaerie_folk Instagram:...

Duration:00:24:43

Lancashire's Wicked Wishes and Enchanted Fisherman

5/1/2021
In this month’s virtual adventure we're off to Lancashire to meet the man who made a deal with the devil and was granted three wishes, in exchange for his soul. Then over by the sea in Morecambe, we meet the fisherman who found his way to the magical 'Land of the Nodding Flowers' and befriended a group of Lancashire faeries known as the 'Greenies'. cw: alcoholism There’s more folktales, myths and legends waiting for you over on social media! Join us over on: Twitter:...

Duration:00:35:01

Warwickshire's Brave Knight and Shakespearean Mystery

4/1/2021
It’s time for another virtual adventure! In this month’s episode we're off to the English county of Warwickshire, to meet the chivalrous medieval hero, Guy of Warwick. Then over in the beautiful town of Stratford-Upon-Avon, we set out to discover the truth behind the gothic legend connected to the town’s most famous resident - William Shakespeare. There’s more folktales, myths and legends waiting for you over on social media! Join us over on: Twitter: twitter.com/thefaerie_folk Instagram:...

Duration:00:36:08

Cambridgeshire's Gallant Giant Slayer and Unique University Legends

3/1/2021
This month's podcast episode takes us to Cambridgeshire, to meet the famous folk-hero Tom Hickathrift, who lived in the marshland of Ely and took on a giant! Then we take a relaxing boat trip down the River Cam to learn more about Cambridge University, its long history, fascinating urban legends and chilling ghost stories. There’s more folktales, myths and legends waiting for you over on social media! Join us over on: Twitter: twitter.com/thefaerie_folk Instagram:...

Duration:00:31:07

Norfolk’s Hidden Treasure and Mournful Mermaid

2/1/2021
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:...

Duration:00:24:11

Northern Ireland’s Giant's Causeway and Magical Music

1/1/2021
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...

Duration:00:19:25

Northumberland's Woeful Worm and Faerie Friend

12/1/2020
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:...

Duration:00:20:47

Suffolk’s Changeling Child and Tricky Tom Tit Tot

11/1/2020
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...

Duration:00:19:43

Shropshire's Paranormal Plane and Wandering Will O' the Wisp

10/1/2020
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:...

Duration:00:18:29

Lincolnshire's Boastful Boggart and Iconic Imp

9/1/2020
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:...

Duration:00:23:14

The Legendary Loch Ness Monster

8/1/2020
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...

Duration:00:37:17

The Helpful Hob and Mysterious Merman of the North York Moors

7/1/2020
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...

Duration:00:16:30

Somerset's Famous Faerie King And Ancient Standing Stones

5/31/2020
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...

Duration:00:18:41

London’s Victorian Vision and Vicious Vampire

5/1/2020
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:...

Duration:00:19:38

Scotland's Shapeshifting Seals And Fantastical Faeries

4/1/2020
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...

Duration:00:21:12