Ceallaigh's Blog

Monday, December 19, 2022

Here are the folklore-related memes I published to social media in November 2022.

Wednesday, November 30, 2022

"The play's the thing."

After a year of writing that began just before Christmas in 2020 and a year of production in the hands of the Odyssey Theatre in Ottawa, I am delighted to bring you my modern fairy tale audio drama, "The Belt and the Necklace," starring Chandel Gambles, Mark Huisman, Neta J. Rose, and Nicole Wilson. I hope you'll listen to it, and I hope you'll share it with friends. (Grab your headphones for this one. The soundscape is gorgeous.)

Learn more about "The Belt and the Necklace" on The Other Path website.

Tuesday, November 1, 2022

Hello, and welcome to the November 2022 Folklore & Fiction dispatch. This month, I'm bringing you a bit of Arthuriana rescued from a fire and later added to the Child ballad collection. I wish I could sing it for you, but alas! There is no air to pair with it, and the ballad itself is fragmented. Dispatch readers will see evidence of this fragmentation in the transcript, while podcast listeners will hear it in the pauses I've added to the reading.

Let's get started.

Tuesday, November 1, 2022

Here are the folklore-related memes I published to social media in October 2022.

Tuesday, October 4, 2022

Hello, and welcome to the October 2022 Folklore & Fiction dispatch. This month, I'm delighted to bring you the work of guest poet and actor Math Jones. Math was born in London, but lived in Worcester for many years, and is now based in Oxford. A pagan in the Old English and Norse tradition, he often writes poetry on the stories and in the metres of that tradition. He also writes more usual verses, performing throughout the Midlands and London. A bookseller for many years, he retrained in 2008 to be an actor, and has been acting professionally since then, as Math Sams.

Monday, October 3, 2022

Here are the folklore-related memes I published to social media in September 2022.

Tuesday, September 6, 2022

Hello, and welcome to the September 2022 Folklore & Fiction dispatch. After last month's somewhat theoretical discussion, I thought it might be interesting to undertake a straightforward exploration of a Japanese folktale and discuss the ways it employs structural symmetry in storytelling. Let's start by taking a look at that tale, titled "Luck from Heaven and Luck from the Earth."

Monday, September 5, 2022

Here are the folklore-related memes I published to social media in August 2022.

Tuesday, August 2, 2022

Hello, and welcome to the August 2022 Folklore & Fiction dispatch. This month, I'm utilizing an Israeli fable to discuss the ways folkloristic and literary analysis can help you adapt and subvert traditional narrative themes. Let's jump right in.

Sunday, July 31, 2022

Here are the folklore-related memes I published to social media in July 2022.

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