Folktales of Newfoundland (RLE Folklore)

Folktales of Newfoundland (RLE Folklore)

Author: Herbert Halpert

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317551492

Category: Social Science

Page: 1175

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This collection of Newfoundland folk narratives, first published in 1996, grew out of extensive fieldwork in folk culture in the province. The intention was to collect as broad a spectrum of traditional material as possible, and Folktales of Newfoundland is notable not only for the number and quality of its narratives, but also for the format in which they are presented. A special transcription system conveys to the reader the accents and rhythms of each performance, and the endnote to each tale features an analysis of the narrator’s language. In addition, Newfoundland has preserved many aspects of English and Irish folk tradition, some of which are no longer active in the countries of their origin. Working from the premise that traditions virtually unknown in England might still survive in active form in Newfoundland, the researchers set out to discover if this was in fact the case.

Argyll

Argyll

Author: Ian Bradley

Publisher: Saint Andrew Press

ISBN: 9780861538386

Category: History

Page: 280

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Argyll is the beautiful, wild and inspirational home of Celtic Christianity. It is the spiritual heartland of Scotland and, some would say, of the whole United Kingdom. Until now, no-one has sought to uncover the reasons why the spiritual landscape of Argyll is so distinctively unique, rich and varied. Why is it characterised by a more gentle, liberal, mystical and liturgical Christian culture than the harsher Calvinist evangelism of the neighbouring Highlands and the Western Isles? Why has it produced such a disproportionately large amount of beautiful devotional material? This joyful book, with a cover image by popular artist JoLoMo, is impressionistic and accessible but always of the highest scholarly standards. It reveals the dominant themes and figures in Argyll’s spiritual landscape. Ian Bradley’s love of Argyll shines through as he takes both a geographical and biographical approach and looks at the interplay of landscape and Christian belief through such figures as Columba, Carswell, sundry Campbells, George Matheson, George MacLeod and others. Drawing on extensive original research and interviews with a wide variety of people, including many Church of Scotland ministers and lay people, this is an enthralling and fascinating read for all who are interested in Scottish history and identity, Celtic Christianity and Scotland’s spiritual heritage.

Argyll Folk Tales

Argyll Folk Tales

Author: Bob Pegg

Publisher: Folk Tales (Paperback)

ISBN: 0752492152

Category: Social Science

Page: 192

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Saints and sorcerers, haunted caves and bloody battles, fairy mounds and forsaken harpers - Argyll is teeming with folk tales. The region has played a key part in the history of Scotland since prehistoric times. From the Irishsettlers who established the kingdom of Dál Riata, bringing with them the Gaelic language and the tales of Finn MacCool, to the Lords of the Isles, and the warring clans, their folk tales and legends are gathered together in this richly entertaining and beautifully illustrated book by Highland-based storyteller Bob Pegg.

Angus Folk Tales

Angus Folk Tales

Author: Erin Farley

Publisher: The History Press

ISBN: 9780750999052

Category: Fiction

Page: 138

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Angus is a landscape of dramatic glens and rich farmland, ancient weaving towns and fishing villages, from the city of Dundee in the lee of the Sidlaw hills in the south, and the Grampian mountains in the north. The tales of Angus are as varied as the landscapes they are tied to, told through the years in castles, bothies, tenements and Travellers’ tents. Here, historical legends tell of Caterans roaming the glens, Jacobite intrigue in Glenisla and pirates roving the stormy waters off the Arbroath coast. Kelpies, broonies and fairies lurk just out of sight on riverbanks and hillsides, waiting to draw unsuspecting travellers into another world. The land bears memories of ancient battles, and ghosts continue to walk the old roads in the gloaming. In this collection, storyteller and local historian Erin Farley brings you a wealth of legends and folk tales, both familiar and surprising.

Into the Fairy Hill

Into the Fairy Hill

Author: Michael S. Newton

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9781476690025

Category: Fiction

Page: 277

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Headstrong heroines and hot-tempered chieftains, loch monsters and hill fairies, cattle raids and clan feuds, wise animals and foolish saints: the Scottish Highlands' folktales date back centuries and preserve the history and beliefs of a people deeply rooted in their land and culture. Oral traditions connect the modern world with the hearts and minds of Scottish Highlanders across the ages, bringing their world to life in vivid detail. This anthology includes new and approachable translations of folktales from the Scottish Highlands and Nova Scotia, providing extensive commentary on this rich storytelling tradition. Each story is annotated with information about its origins and any insights into its meaning. The original Scottish Gaelic texts, collected from a wide variety of rare and obscure sources, are provided in an appendix.

Folk Tales of Song and Dance

Folk Tales of Song and Dance

Author: Pete Castle

Publisher: The History Press

ISBN: 9780750996945

Category: Fiction

Page: 208

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The life of the travelling musician hasn't changed much over the millennia. For a prehistoric harper, a medieval fiddler or a modern guitar player, the experience is pretty much the same: there are times when everything goes well and others when nothing does. But it's not just performing that can go wrong – listening can also be dangerous! Can you stop dancing when you get tired or must you keep going until the music stops ... if it ever does? What happens if it carries on past midnight? What if it turns you to stone? Pete Castle has selected a variety of traditional tales from all over the UK (and a few from further afield) to enthral you, whether you are a musician, a dancer, or a reader who likes to keep dangerous things like singing and dancing at arm's length.

Beyond Faery

Beyond Faery

Author: John T. Kruse

Publisher: Llewellyn Worldwide

ISBN: 9780738766355

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 288

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Beyond the faerie realms, all sorts of magical creatures lurk. This book explores some of the more fearsome beasts that have been known to meddle in human affairs. Join renowned fairy expert John T. Kruse as he reveals the secret lives of merfolk and meremaids, river sprites and kelpies, hags and banshees as well as hobs, goblins, bogies daemon dogs, and many more. These are not the cutesy fairies and kindly beings found in light entertainments. These are the magical creatures that tend to terrify instead of help, and learning their ways may be just what you need to survive your own encounter with one of these other-world beasts.

Faery

Faery

Author: John T. Kruse

Publisher: Llewellyn Worldwide

ISBN: 9780738761978

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 312

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CONNECT WITH THE GOOD FOLK AND OPEN YOURSELF TO AMAZING POSSIBILITIES This impressive book is both a folkloric resource and guide to living and working with your magical neighbors. Featuring an expansive look at the world of Faery and the history, behavior, and appearance of the Good Folk, Faery provides detailed and practical advice based on local legends and real encounters. John T. Kruse dives deep into the rich cultural traditions of the British Isles, revealing the symbiotic relationship between humans and faeries. Explore the magic, habits, and culture of the Good Folk. Discover the different types of faeries, how to find them, and what precautions you should take when working with them. Respectful and thorough, this book will enrich your life and teach you how to truly feel the presence of the Good Folk. Includes a foreword by faery expert Morgan Daimler.

The Penguin Book of Scottish Folktales

The Penguin Book of Scottish Folktales

Author: Neil Philip

Publisher: Penguin Group USA

ISBN: IND:30000055969657

Category: Fiction

Page: 488

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This collection of more than 100 tales from Scotland's vibrant heritage records the form in which they were first collected in the 19th century. Neil Philip's annotations elaborate on variations in the stories.

Folk Tales of Scotland

Folk Tales of Scotland

Author: William Montgomerie

Publisher: Birlinn

ISBN: 9780857905956

Category: Fiction

Page: 272

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The classic folk tales of Scotland were passed down from storyteller to storyteller, and from the first sentence they held the attention of the listeners and readers as though a spell had been cast over them, transporting them to a magical realm where mermaids and men, selkies and sailors, ogres and princesses all mingle and are miraculously transformed. First published in 1956, the Montgomeries, distinguished folklorists, gathered these captivating stories from all parts of Scotland. This collection became a classic of the storytelling tradition retold in a simple, dramatic style, appealing to adult and child alike. Now published by Birlinn Limited in a handsome gift edition and illustrated with Norah Montgomerie's own original drawings, it is a book to be treasured for years as the key to an enchanted, timeless world.