The Banshee and the Roundabout: Bizarre stories & folklore today

Irish storyteller Helena Byrne, place writer Marcel Krueger & Gareth E. Rees discuss the importance of folklore, bizarre stories and urban myths in the contemporary world

Unofficial Britain’s Gareth E. Rees in conversation with Irish storyteller Helena Byrne and place writer Marcel Krueger. They discuss the importance of folklore in modern times; the bizarre stories generated by urban environments and the differences (and similarities) between contemporary Irish and British folklore.

Near the end of the talk, they are interrupted by a mischievous digital prankster sprite who tries to knock them off their stride with erotic interjections. Not to be missed.

ABOUT THE SPEAKERS:

Gareth E. Rees’s new book Unofficial Britain: Journeys Through Unexpected Places is available in hardback now via Amazon, Waterstones, Hive, and your local bookshop.

You can hear, see and find out more about Helena Byrne’s work on her website here.

Marcel Krueger’s Iceland – a Literary Guide for Travellers is available to buy online and from all good indie bookshops.

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