Season 3 Episode 4: The Dreadful Wind & Rain - Weather Folklore
Merry Met virtual traveller and welcome to Stories From Lore. A monthly podcast that invites you to ‘Rewild Yourself Through Story,‘ by exploring nature, folklore and the stories it inspires. My name is Dawn Nelson and I am an author and professional storyteller.
‘The Dreadful Wind & Rain' is this month’s theme and for this episode I have some nature journaling notes for you, a ballad named ‘Windy Old Weather’, the folklore of rain, rainbows, fog, mist and storms and I'm telling the story of ‘The Boy Who Went To the North Wind’, collected by Asbjornsen & Moe.
My friend Clare Mansell, who has many years experience in audio, has been helping me with production this series and for this episode she's had some fun adding sound effects to the story, so listen out for those and let me know what you thinkl
A Little Note - On occasion there are dark folkloric characters explored in this podcast and so, as always, I would recommend that you should listen through first before listening with younger members of your household.
To 'Rewild Yourself Through Story', join me on patreon for digital zines, a book club, audio stories, previews, earlier extended versions of this podcast and online workshop.
For more stories woven with folklore and the old ways you can find me via the following channels:
Crumley, Jim, (2018) The Nature Of Winter, Saraband
Dent, Susie (2018) Brewers Dictionary of Phrase & Fable (29th Edition), Brewers, Edinburgh
Kirkwood, Carol, (2017) And Now, The Weather, BBC Books.
Simpson, Jaqueline & Roud, Steve (2000) A Dictionary of English Folklore, Oxford University Press, Oxford.
Stephenson, Tom, The Countryside Companion, Odhams Press LTD, London
Struthers, Jane (2009) Red Sky At Night: The Book Of Lost Countryside Wisdom, Ebury Press
Weather Lore Sayings - https://www.nps.gov/grte/learn/education/classrooms/upload/Weather-Lore-Sayings.pdf
Hether Blether: The Hidden Isle - http://www.orkneyjar.com/folklore/finfolk/hether.htm
Dark Mist Descending - Radio Bulgaria - https://bnr.bg/en/post/100220934/a-dark-mist-descending
Magical Veils of Mist and Smoke in Folklore -
Credits & Music Attribution:
Music leading into the story: ‘Reflections Of Winter by Nature’s Eye via Pixabay licensed under Creative Commons: Attribution 4.0 license http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
Fire sound effect - ‘Fireplace’ by Leosalom via Freesound.org, licensed under Creative Commons: Attribution 4.0 license http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
With thanks to Clare Mansell for assistance with production.