Sacred Island Radio Play

7 October 2017 // Folklore //Radio

Hi Mathew and Jeff, Thanks for that wonderful review of Sacred Island earlier this year. It really was a great read: insightful, beautifully written and with more than one chuckle along the way (I loved the Britt Ekland aside, as her Wicker Man performance seems to have been a formative moment for us all.) I […]

Read the full entry

The Folklore, Culture and Magic of the Plant Kingdom

19 August 2017 // Folklore

An extract from Oak, Fern and Daisy: ‘The Folklore, Culture and Magic of the Plant Kingdom’ By Jez Winship. Flora Britannica, the matter of Britain. This island’s plants clothe the landscape, characterising the country, lending it colour, scent and texture. They also colour the human imagination, suffusing it with a heady pharmacopoeia of mythic legends, […]

Read the full entry

The Folklore of Plants

13 August 2017 // Folklore //Music

New from Folklore Tapes: The Folklore of Plants Volume 1. Buy a copy here.

Read the full entry

Woodnotes: Laura Cannell’s monthly journal on music, wild animals and other adventures.

21 July 2017 // Folklore //Music

Yesterday while returning from borrowing my sister’s printing press I saw a Red Kite circling over a field of freshly baled hay. My brain jumped to September, as that’s when the fields outside my childhood house would be threshed, so strange that the site of bales can play tricks on the brain and allow time […]

Read the full entry

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 […]

Read the full entry