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The folklore of Orkney and Shetland

by Ernest W. Marwick

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Published by Birlinn, U.S. distributor, Dufour Editions in Edinburgh, Chester Springs, PA .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Orkney (Scotland),
  • Shetland (Scotland),
  • Scotland,
  • Orkney.,
  • Shetland.
    • Subjects:
    • Folklore -- Scotland -- Orkney.,
    • Folklore -- Scotland -- Shetland.,
    • Orkney (Scotland) -- Social life and customs.,
    • Shetland (Scotland) -- Social life and customs.

    • Edition Notes

      StatementErnest W. Marwick ; drawings by Gay John Galsworthy.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsGR145.07 M37 2000
      The Physical Object
      Pagination215 p. :
      Number of Pages215
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL3990813M
      ISBN 101841580481
      LC Control Number2001326811
      OCLC/WorldCa46433562

      County Folklore Vol. III Orkney and Shetland Islands. Regular price £ Travels in Shetland Regular price £ Whispers on the Wind. Regular price £ Contact us. The Shetland Times Bookshop, Commercial Street, Lerwick, ZE1 0AJ Tel: +44 (0) Email. It wouldn't seem right, letting today go by without sharing some spooky Shetland Halloween stories with you. When I first moved to Shetland fifteen years ago one of the first books I bought was County Folklore Vol III Orkney & Shetland Islands by G.F. Black, edited by Northcote W. Thomas () (A facsimile reprint of the edition). This book is filled with fascinating stories of trows and.

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The folklore of Orkney and Shetland by Ernest W. Marwick Download PDF EPUB FB2

This is an enchanting book that in plain terms describes the enduring customs and folk beliefs that have long made Orkney and Shetland special and unique in the British Isles. From the Sea Mither and the Stoor Worm to the hogboons and trows of hill and mound, the denizens of the deep and wights of the earth are delightfully by: The Folklore of Orkney and Shetland book.

Read reviews from world’s largest community for readers/5. While this book tells tales and discusses beliefs that are known throughout the northern isles, it also outlines those elements which are unique to each island group. The Folklore of Orkney and Shetland is the standard account of what to this day is one Brand: Birlinn, Limited.

The Orkney Folklore and Storytelling Centre sits in acres on the A in the middle of the UNESCO world heritage site; ‘The Heart of Neolithic Orkney’.

It is located in Sandwick just three miles from the Ring of Brodgar,the Ness of Brodgar archaeological dig and the Standing Stones of Stenness and only two miles from the Stone Age. The Folklore of Orkney and Shetland is the standard account of what to this day is one of the richest repositories of lore and custom in Britain.

The two island groups of Orkney and Shetland have much in common. In each the grey stone houses and treeless landscapes are scoured in.

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Folklore of Orkney and Shetland. Totowa, N.J.: Rowman and Littlefield, (OCoLC) The two island groups of Orkney and Shetland have much in common. Yet, surprisingly the customs of both islands vary markedly, part of the very different styles of life of both communities, one Read more.

The Orkney Islands possess a folkloric tradition that is both unique and fascinating. As a small archipelago situated at the cusp of the North Sea and the Atlantic Ocean, much of the folklore naturally involves tales of fisherman, sea voyages, and legendary creatures emerging from the s: The Folklore of Orkney and Shetland Author Ernest W.

Marwick Format/binding Paperback Book condition Used - Good Quantity available 1 Binding Paperback ISBN 10 ISBN 13 Publisher Birlinn, Limited Place of Publication Edinburgh Date published Author: Ernest W. Marwick.

The Folklore of Orkney and Shetland is the standard account of what to this day is one of the richest repositories of lore and custom in Britain. The two island groups of Orkney and Shetland have much in common.

In each the grey stone houses and treeless landscapes are scoured in winter by stinging gales, and in summer lie under the endless 5/5(6). While this book tells tales and discusses beliefs that are known throughout the northern isles, it also outlines those elements which are unique to each island group.

The Folklore of Orkney and Shetland is the standard account of what to this day is one /5(32). The two island groups of Orkney and Shetland have much in common. In each the grey stone houses and treeless landscapes are scoured in winter by stinging gales, and in summer lie under the endless days of the ‘simmer din’.

Originally. The Folklore of the Orkney Islands "The first law of story-telling - every man is bound to leave a story better than he found it." O rkney's folklore is a tangled web of interconnecting threads, combining elements of Norse, Scottish and Celtic myth.

Orkney FolkLore and Storytelling Centre, Via House, Sandwick, Orkney Islands Scotland UK KW16 3JF Tel: E-mail: [email protected] A trow (also trowe or drow or dtrow) is a malignant or mischievous fairy or spirit in the folkloric traditions of the Orkney and Shetland islands.

Trows are generally inclined to be short of stature, ugly, and shy in nature. Trows are nocturnal creatures, like the troll of Scandinavian legend with which the trow shares many similarities. They venture out of their 'trowie knowes' (earthen.

Tom Muir is an Orcadian storyteller and historian. His wife Rhonda is from America and she recently created the fantastic website, which is the ideal place to start when researching a visit to Orkney. In the summer of they launched the Orkney Folklore Trail App together; it’s a brilliant resource for discovering Orkney’s places and its fascinating folklore.

Orkney (/ ˈ ɔːr k n i /; Old Norse: Orkneyjar), also known as the Orkney Islands, is an archipelago in the Northern Isles of Scotland, situated off the north coast of the island of Great is 10 miles (16 km) north of the coast of Caithness and has about 70 islands, of which 20 are inhabited.

The largest island, Mainland, is often referred to as "the Mainland", and has an area Largest settlement: Kirkwall. Read "Witchcraft And Witchcraft Trials In Orkney And Shetland (Folklore History Series)" by G.

Black available from Rakuten Kobo. This unusual book, documenting the trials for witchcraft conducted in Shetland and Orkney, one of the most remote and su Brand: Read Books Ltd.

County Folklore, Vol. 3: Examples of Printed Folk-Lore Concerning the Orkney and Shetland Islands (Classic Reprint) by Black, George Fraser and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at. Ebook The Folklore of Orkney and Shetland Full Online.

Report. Browse more videos. Playing next.Their folklore is a vital part of the vanishing magic. Given the mystical, almost dreamlike landscape of the Orkney Islands, with standing stones, ancient ruins, burial mounds and spectacular scenery, all hemmed in by the invisible walls of a raging sea, it is not surprising that the islands have such a rich and varied folklore.

A folklore that.: THE FOLKLORE OF ORKNEY AND SHETLAND: Part of The Folklore of the British Isles series. There is a bump/corner crease at the lower right corner of the front cover, otherwise a tight clean copy. 13 line drawings, pp. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.