An ode to The Green Dragon Inn, Hobbiton, from the fields to the pub. Hopefully in Sam's voice!
A Halloween story that expands on the folk song "Faithful Johnny," along with bits of folklore to flesh it out.
True tales of the Wild Hunt from Scotland, England, and Ireland.
This article provides background on the Irish wakes, including keening, music, and miscellany.
Poetic folk ballads of Sir Lanval (of Camelot) and Thomas the Rhymer (of Scotland).
The lore of hags in the British borderlands, dramatized for your pleasure! Beware the Black Annis, Greenteeth Jenny, and Milk Churn Peg!
The lesser-known lore of ale, beer, and food in British festivals, celebrations, and holidays.
Warnings of minor malevolent beings that haunt Ireland and Scotland.
This article contains bits of lore and fun about the food and drinks of Ireland and Scotland.
The magic and works of craftsmen and blacksmiths in Irish, Norse, and English folklore.
A wee bit of history regarding pub music and drinking songs from Ireland, Scotland, England, and even the United States.
Tales of the banshees and their keening cries of death across the Celtic lands, and how to protect yourself - if that's even possible!
The magical and wondrous folktales of Scottish castles.
The folklore and a recipe for Atholl Brose, a beautiful mixture of Scotch, honey, and oats.
Tales that tell of how to keep a clean home, so that the dead and Otherworldly beings who come back to visit on Halloween/Samhain are made to feel welcome.
The music of the Celtic lands, tales from ancient and modern Ireland and Wales.
It's not just females who can be in distress. Women can save their men, too. Here are two stories of Scottish heroines doing exactly that.
A recipe on how to brew a heather and mugwort honey mead, with the history and folklore of the healing herbs.
This article explores the folklore of the West Midlands and of Wales from Robert Plant's childhood that influenced the lyrical content of Led Zeppelin.
Are you familiar with the giants of Cornwall? Read on for three tales of giants from Celtic Cornwall, from English fairy tales and legends. You should know these classic English tales!
A real story of a mountainous fairy encounter from the Appalachian Mountain region of West Virginia.
Seamus Rua (Red James) and the witches of Wicklow, along with snippets of other famous Irish witches.
The lore, folk tales, and myths of ale and beer for the Germanic peoples: Germans, Norse, Anglo-Saxons, and the English.
This article shares the lore and tales of mead, honey, and wassailing in the Germanic cultures of the Germans, Norse, Anglo-Saxons, and English.
The strange and spooky tale of Nera at Samhain (aka Halloween), including folklore, history, and customs. Includes "The Hosting of the Sidhe" by William Butler Yeats.
The folklore and tales of ales and beers and brewing, by the ancient insular Celts.
This article shares the lore of mead, honey, and bees in the ancient insular Celtic lands.
Tales both sinister and fun, of the devil across the Celtic lands, including Ireland, Wales, Cornwall, Scotland, and Brittany.
The folklore of the organized walking dead
This article examines folklore, the occult, and other supernatural activities surrounding crossroads.
Learn about the Satanic scare that took place in the 1980s in Lyford, Parke County, Indiana.
Man's best friend is also the underworld's best friend and guardian. This article explores examples of how dogs play into various mythologies of the afterlife.
Tales of the awesome women from my family tree
A slight introduction, with videos and pictures, on Irish Road Bowling -- sport of porter drinking kings and commoners.
I love brewing this Halloween-centric mead. It's thick and sweet, has a high ABV, and features pumpkin spices and bubbles! Read on for the recipe and brewing instructions.
Making a delicious and savory cow heart, with succulent oyster-stout dressing.
Making a Sidhe (fairy) mound out of old tree stumps.
Making your own inexpensive Highland Games equipment.
How seasons and cycles are represented in Irish mythology and folklore.
Black Pudding: the gift of the pork gods and the next superfood! Well, more or less anyway. Plus the full American fry-up (video included) and black pudding goat cheese pizza.
A lower ABV mead for times when you want honey wine, but not all the alcohol.
Defending folk metal from defamatory claims of sexism and racism.
A quick and easy do it yourself way to help your local bees out.
A history and recipe for Yule/Christmas mead!
Some musicology analyses of my typical guitar solos.
Advice from professionals and amateurs alike, on how to cook with beer.
The best third place ever -- the brewpub I want to exist
A delicious blackberry and blueberry infused mead! Yum.
Samhain isn't just for kids. Here are some of the more monstrous Celtic aspects, as originally published in the Celtic Guide magazine.
Christmas is coming up, and what better concept to talk about than gifts. The Scottish Enlightenment is the gift that has been giving for centuries.
The mythology and folklore of the dogs of Wales. There's more than you'd think! As originally published in The Celtic Guide.
Brewing a mead the really old fashioned way! Making a mead the same way the Anglo-Saxons did in the 400s, during the Dark Ages of Britain.
How much do you know about the honey bee? Read on to learn about the lore of the honey bee from across the Celtic lands, as originally published in Celtic Guide (Volume 4, Issue 7, July 2015).
An overview of the Celtic festival, Samhain, from ancient times to its modern aspects—including recipes and rituals (first published in "Pagan Forest Magazine").
Ale recipe that uses heather tips rather than hops, as used by the ancient Scots.