Is England Eerie?*

23 June 2017 // Folklore //Music

Wester Ross Folklore Tapes Volume 1 – Sacred Island: The Legend and Magic of Isle Maree. Out now and available here. Review by Mathew Clayton I spent last Saturday night standing on Keswick High Street watching two rituals uncomfortably interact: men getting drunk and men running long distances. I was there to watch my brother-in-law […]

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Somerset Folklore Tapes Vol.I – The Lost Village of Clicket

16 August 2016 // Folklore //Music

Somerset Folklore Tapes Vol.I – The Lost Village of Clicket is now available to preorder. Deep in a Somerset valley, beneath a canopy of trees and swathed in verdant undergrowth, lie the crumbling remnants of a long-forgotten village. No road leads to it and few maps plot its location. Birds gossip over its fallen walls. […]

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Sacred & Absurd: Votive Offerings at the West Penwith Holy wells

1 April 2016 // Folklore //Photography

Sacred & Absurd: Votive Offerings at the West Penwith Holy wells A photo book by William Arnold Published by Antler Press in an edition of 50. Black & White. Review by Ian Humberstone. A rag, a glove, a shoe, a clunky old key, a ceramic toad kitted out in human clothing – all hang pendulously […]

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The Barguest of Troller’s Gill

24 December 2015 // Folklore

Words and pictures: Ian Humberstone Troller’s Gill lies in Skyreholme pastures, northeast of Appletreewick in the Yorkshire Dales. Half a mile in length and with sheer walls that are in places sixty feet high, it is an uncanny spot: grand and gloomy, weird and wild. All that lives here is in some way bewildered by […]

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Port Eliot – full daily programme 2014

10 July 2014 // Port Eliot Festival

Two weeks today the gates of Port Eliot will open and we’ll be in the thick of it all once again. And if the festival’s ambrosial Cornish surroundings aren’t enough then check out the jam-packed programme of fun we at Caught by the River have in store. Friends, influencers, geniuses and plenty of good times, […]

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