This collection, which includes both traditional tales – passed down through generations by word of mouth – and archive material, brings to life the local legends, mysteries and stories of ordinary people doing extraordinary things that ...
Author: Fiona Collins
Publisher: The History Press
The county borough of Wrexham is rich in folklore, with an abundance of tales to capture the wonders of the Welsh landscape and all its denizens, both real and imaginary: animal, human and even superhuman. This collection, which includes both traditional tales – passed down through generations by word of mouth – and archive material, brings to life the local legends, mysteries and stories of ordinary people doing extraordinary things that make Wales so magical. A speaker of both languages of Wales, the author has collected some unusual material sure to enchant both Welsh and non Welsh speakers. Beautifully illustrated by local artist Ed Fisher, these tales bring to life the ancient wisdom of Wrexham.
Werewolves and WolfGirl Collins, Fiona, Wrexham County Folk Tales (Stroud: History Press, 2014) 90–93. Trevelyan, FolkLore and FolkStories of Wales, 295–96.
Author: Peter Stevenson
Publisher: The History Press
This book, a selection of folk tales, true tales, tall tales, myths, gossip, legends and memories, celebrates and honours unique Welsh stories. Some are well known, others from forgotten manuscripts or out-of-print volumes, and some are contemporary oral tales. They reflect the diverse tradition of storytelling, and the many meanings of ‘chwedlau’. If someone says, ‘Chwedl Cymraeg?’ they are asking, ‘Do you speak Welsh?’ and ‘Do you tell a tale in Welsh?’ Here is the root of storytelling, or ‘chwedleua’, in Wales. It is part of conversation. This book, one to linger over and to treasure, keeps these ancient tales alive by retelling them for a new audience.
Author: The Society for StorytellingPublish On: 2018-06-28
Gary tells a mixture of stories: folk, classic, personal, humour, drama, ... Folk Tales, Wrexham County Folk Tales, Ancient Legends Retold: The Legend of.
Author: The Society for Storytelling
Publisher: The History Press
Category: Performing Arts
Where do stories come from, and how do we come to know them? Daughters listen with wonder to their grandmothers’ tales. Journalists have their trusted sources. Writers of storybooks draw unconsciously from the works of their predecessors. It is as if every story has within it an infallible truth, contained in the echo of its original telling. The storyteller recounts the tale. The listener hears, learns and remembers. In due course they will retell the same tale, adding in something of their own. And so listeners in time turn into storytellers. This inspiring book brings together the stories from across the world of listeners who themselves became storytellers. They reveal who influenced them the most, what drew them further in, what they learnt, and what they now wish to share with new generations. Tips, tools and tales: read this book, and take your turn.
Wales is especially rich in the folklore of place, and this collection brings a new perspective to the history of Denbighshire, the oldest inhabited area of Wales.
Author: Fiona Collins
Publisher: The History Press
Wales is especially rich in the folklore of place, and this collection brings a new perspective to the history of Denbighshire, the oldest inhabited area of Wales. With hills, valleys, moorland and coast, this varied land has inspried many tales of ancient battles, strange creatures and curious customs. This compilation of stories from the ancient lore of the modern county of Denbighshire includes local legends, folk tales, stories of magic and mystery and tales of ordinary people doing extraordinary things. Discover dragons and devils, ghosts and giants, witches and cunning men, poets, heroes, saints, kings and queens and, of course, Y Tylwyth Teg, The Fair Folk. A speaker of both languages of Wales, the author has collected some unusual matieral which will be of particular interest to non-Welsh speakers, who will meet these tales for the first time here. With illustrations from local artist Ed Fisher complementing the tales, this volume will be enjoyed by old and young alike. Mae'na groeso cynnes Cymreig yma i bawb. There is a warm Welsh welcome here to all.
“Buggane ny Hushtey, the Buggane-of-the Water: A Manx Folktale. ... “Folklore Survivals in the Southern Lake Counties and in Essex: A Comparison and ...
Author: John T. Kruse
Publisher: Llewellyn Worldwide
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
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.
One tale they tell substituted for the third , and the indefinite for the definite article
. ... had grown nearly sacred in the minds of many , At a meeting of the clergy and
laity of the Wrexham and alteration might be deprecated . ( Hear , hear . ) -ít was
conRural Deanery , held in the County Buildings , Wrex sidered that the matter
could not be effectively discussed in a bam , yesterday , the Rev. ... learning of
the Welsh that when in 870 he wanted assistance in his studies and FOLK LORE
and Christiansen , Reidar Th . The Types of the Irish Folktale . FFC No. 188.
Helsinki , 1963. 349 pp . ... Tales and Legends of North Wales . Oswestry and Wrexham ... Paterson , T. G. F. Country Cracks . Old Tales from the County of
Author: Herbert Halpert
Publisher: St. John's, Nfld. : Department of Folklore, Memorial University of Newfoundland
OWEN , REVEREND Elias , Welsh Folk - Lore ; A Collection of the Folk - Tales
and Legends of North Wales . Oswestry and Wrexham , 1896 . Owens , J. G. ...
Tales from Guilford County , North Carolina , ” JAFL , 30 ( 1917 ) , 168-200 . “
Author: Emelyn Elizabeth Gardner
The scholarly yet human spirit in which Folklore from the Schoharie Hills New York is written, the years of affectionate labor which went into its preparation, and the elaborate notes and documentation entitle this book by Emelyn E. Gardner's to a prominent and permanent place among the treasuries of American folklore.
NICHOLSON: Golspie, contributions to its folklore, collected and edited by Edward W. B. Nicholson ... Elias Owen (Oswestry and Wrexham, 1896), 222, 275,690.
Author: John Rhys
Publisher: OXFORD AT THE CLARENDON PRESS MDCCCCI
The materials crowded into the earlier chapters mark out the stories connected with the fairies, whether of the lakes or of the dry land, as the richest lode to be exploited in the mine of Celtic folklore. That work is attempted in the later chapters; and the analysis of what may briefly be described as the fairy lore given in the earlier ones carries with it the means of forcing the conviction, that the complex group of ideas identified with the little people is of more origins than one; in other words, that it is drawn partly from history and fact, and partly from the world of imagination and myth. The latter element proves on examination to be inseparably connected with certain ancient beliefs in divinities and demons associated, for instance, with lakes, rivers, and floods. Accordingly, this aspect of fairy lore has been dealt with in chapters vi and vii: the former is devoted largely to the materials themselves, while the latter brings the argument to a conclusion as to the intimate connexion of the fairies with the water-world. Then comes the turn of the other kind of origin to be discussed, namely, that which postulates the historical existence of the fairies as a real race on which have been lavishly superinduced various impossible attributes. This opens up a considerable vista into the early ethnology of these islands, and it involves a variety of questions bearing on the fortunes here of other races. In the series which suggests itself the fairies come first as the oldest and lowest people: then comes that which I venture to call Pictish, possessed of a higher civilization and of warlike instincts. Next come the earlier Celts of the Goidelic branch, the traces, linguistic and other, of whose presence in Wales have demanded repeated notice; and last of all come the other Celts, the linguistic [xii]ancestors of the Welsh and all the other speakers of Brythonic. The development of these theses, as far as folklore supplies materials, occupies practically the remaining five chapters. Among the subsidiary questions raised may be instanced those of magic and the origin of druidism; not to mention a neglected aspect of the Arthurian legend, the intimate association of the Arthur of Welsh folklore and tradition with Snowdon, and Arthur’s attitude towards the Goidelic population in his time.
The Folk Tales of North-East Wales Richard Holland. PREFACE The county of
Clwyd is ... Maelor Saesneg , the south - easterly corner of the county , which has
now been amalgamated into the Wrexham Maelor . Clwyd is a county of varied ...
Author: William Henry Kearley WrightPublish On: 1888
... book of folklore . * Aroulemy . " --Th se jottings contain good deal that is
interesting and curious respeting bye - gone times , and some of them are of
crisiderable valur . Orders to be sent to Woodhall . Minshall , & Co , Oswestry and Wrexham ...
This charm appeared in the Wrexham Advertiser as one that was used in Coed
poeth and Bwlch Gwyn . But the words ... The Welsh heading to the charm
informs us that it was obtained from an Irish priest in county Cork , Ireland . The
Wrexham edgedthe early encounters, with Brett Ormerod hitting the side netting ... What happened nextwill be forever etched in County folklore,the striker ...
Author: Andrew Taylor
Publisher: Amberley Publishing Limited
The 2012/13 season marked 100 years of professional football in Newport, a century during which Newport County AFC has played a major role in raising the profile of the city, and taken generations of supporters on an emotional roller coaster, ranging from glorious successes to the depths of despair. County's first 100 years has seen great highs: winning championships, a Wembley Cup Final and even stunning the football world by reaching the quarter finals of the European Cup Winners' Cup. Such successes are all the more treasured as the club regularly faced financial difficulties, bad luck and misfortune. Ultimately, this led to the lowest point any supporter could endure - the bankruptcy of the original club in 1989. But this is also an inspiring story of defiant resistance, with supporters immediately reforming the club against all odds and battling for the right to regain their place in the Football League. County entered its centenary season at a new ground: Rodney Parade, the traditional home of Newport Rugby. With County having been formed as a local alternative to rugby, perhaps this will, after all, be where County come to enjoy their greatest success.
10 E . For these and other beliefs see P . H . Emerson , Welsh Fairy Tales and
Other Stories ( London , 1894 ) ; idem ... Evan Isaac , Coelion Cymru (
Aberystwyth , 1938 ) ; John Rhýs , Welsh Fairy Tales ( London , 1881 – 3 ) ;
Edmund Jones , A Relation of Apparitions of Spirits in the County ... Pregethau
William Morris ( Denbigh , 1873 ) ; Anonymous , Gwelediad y Palas Arian ( Wrexham , 1820 ) ; Gwaith ...
Author: Russell Davies
A radically unorthodox portrait of the lives of the Welsh is offered in this social history of Wales from 1789–1870. A large range of social subjects—rich landlords in the south, poor peasants in the north, and such unspeakable persons as bastard children and wizards—are discussed along with engrossing analyses of such unusual institutions as the insane asylum and the rural festival. By interpreting the life experiences and emotions of individual people within Welsh society, this inquiry opens up the fascinating and heretofore hidden world of Wales during the rise of industrial Europe.
Household Tales , Sidney Oldall Addy , 1895 , pp . 106-7 ... The Folk - Lore of
Herefordshire , Ella Mary Leather , Hereford , 1912 , pp . 108-9 ... Bye - Gones
relating to Wales and the Border Counties , Oswestry and Wrexham , 1886-7 , p .