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Hello and welcome to The Faerie Folk - a wholesome travel, folklore and storytelling podcast that takes you on an magical tour to discover the myth and the magic of the United Kingdom, without leaving the comfort of your own home. Join your mystical host as she guides you on an audio adventure to discover the rich history, culture and folklore of the U.K through immersive audio soundscapes, friendly narration and historical deep-dives. Each episode features a retelling of a local folktale, a discussion of its origins and some handy travel tips so you can experience some of the magic on your own adventures. The Faerie Folk is a great place for listeners new to the U.K’s myths and legends to learn more about the country’s magical secrets and legendary locations - and for seasoned folklore fanatics to hear their favourite tales retold in a brand new way!

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Hello and welcome to The Faerie Folk - a wholesome travel, folklore and storytelling podcast that takes you on an magical tour to discover the myth and the magic of the United Kingdom, without leaving the comfort of your own home. Join your mystical host as she guides you on an audio adventure to discover the rich history, culture and folklore of the U.K through immersive audio soundscapes, friendly narration and historical deep-dives. Each episode features a retelling of a local folktale, a discussion of its origins and some handy travel tips so you can experience some of the magic on your own adventures. The Faerie Folk is a great place for listeners new to the U.K’s myths and legends to learn more about the country’s magical secrets and legendary locations - and for seasoned folklore fanatics to hear their favourite tales retold in a brand new way!

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English


Episodes

Scotland: The Mermaid of Knockdolian

1/1/2024
Today I’m taking you all on a brand new journey up to South Ayrshire in Scotland, to discover a lesser-known, but fascinating folktale, starring a vengeful mermaid and a devastating curse that would last a lifetime. cw: babyloss There’s more folklore, myths and legends waiting for you over on social media, so why not join us on: Threads: 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/ *Though the travel information in this podcast was correct at the time of posting, things do change over time so please make sure to research your routes before travelling and adhere to any local guidelines once there.*

Duration:00:30:09

Berkshire: The Legend of Herne the Hunter

7/10/2023
Have you heard of Herne the Hunter? The spirit of Windsor Great Park is one of English folklore’s most famous figures and in today’s extra long episode, we travel to the county of Berkshire to learn all about Herne’s mystical origins and consider why his legend has stood the test of time. cw: suicide, animal hunting There’s more folklore, myths and legends waiting for you over on social media, so why not join us on: www.instagram.com/thefaerie_folk/www.facebook.com/thefaeriefolk/twitter.com/thefaerie_folk 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/ *Though the travel information in this podcast was correct at the time of posting, things do change over time so please make sure to research your routes before travelling and adhere to any local guidelines once there.*

Duration:00:47:15

North Yorkshire: The Lover's/Beggar's Bridge

2/3/2023
Today's adventure takes us over to Glaisdale in North Yorkshire, to hear the tale of the famous Beggar's Bridge - also known to some as the Lover's Bridge. This folktale is a really interesting mixture of both history and folklore and so for this episode we are joined by the podcast's very first special guest - historian Catherine Warr, for a closer look at the facts behind this sweet Yorkshire legend. There’s more folklore, myths and legends waiting for you over on social media, so why not 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/ *Though the travel information in this podcast was correct at the time of posting, things do change over time so please make sure to research your routes before travelling and adhere to any local guidelines once there.

Duration:00:22:09

Cheshire: The Wizard of Alderley Edge

7/1/2022
Oh hello, it's been a while hasn't it? Welcome back to The Faerie Folk and thank you for your patience whilst I took a much needed break from the podcast. In today's episode we kick off season three with a virtual trip to Cheshire for an epic retelling of the famous folktale, 'The Wizard of Alderly Edge.' 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: 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/ *Though the travel information in this podcast was correct at the time of posting, things do change over time so please make sure to research your routes before travelling and adhere to any local guidelines once there.

Duration:00:17:03

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 The Faerie Folk and there are still more stories to be told, but for now I would appreciate your patience and support as I take some much needed time away. Thank you for being here, thank you for listening, look after yourselves and your families and I hope you have a wonderful rest of your day. Goodbye x

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 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/ *Though the travel information in this podcast was correct at the time of posting, things do change over time so please make sure to research your routes before travelling and adhere to any local guidelines once there.

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: 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/ *Though the travel information in this podcast was correct at the time of posting, things do change over time so please make sure to research your routes before travelling and adhere to any local guidelines once there.

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: 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/ *Though the travel information in this podcast was correct at the time of posting, things do change over time so please make sure to research your routes before travelling and adhere to any local guidelines once there. (Apologies if my voice sounds a bit off in this episode, my hayfever got the better of me once again!)

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: 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/ *Though the travel information in this podcast was correct at the time of posting, things do change over time so please make sure to research your routes before travelling and adhere to any local guidelines once there.

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: 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/ *Though the travel information in this podcast was correct at the time of posting, things do change over time so please make sure to research your routes before travelling and adhere to any local guidelines once there.

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: 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 ****

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: 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/ *UPDATE* - In this episode I mention that the original 'How Shakespeare's Skull Was Stolen' story was thought to have been written around 1794. This is incorrect. The original story was published in the Argosy in 1879 (then in book-form in 1884), but is based on events said to have happened in 1794. Very sorry for the mix-up and thank you for listening!

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: 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 ****

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: 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 ****

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 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 ****

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: 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

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 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

Duration:00:19:43

Shropshire's Paranormal Plane and Wandering Will O' the Wisp (Halloween Special)

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: 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

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: 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

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 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

Duration:00:37:17