taking our culture forward

A talk about the traditional folklore of the Isle of Man.

In this 50-minute-long talk James Franklin of Culture Vannin covers five different types or characters of Manx folklore (including fairies, bugganes, giants and witches), explaining what we know of them, telling some of their distinctive tales, and uncovering some little-known things about them.

What emerges are five key aspects of folklore in the Isle of Man which are essential to understand if we are to grasp our folklore correctly.

This talk was organised by the Michael Heritage Trust and it was delivered in Kirk Michael on 2 March 2020.