Aberdeenshire Folk Tales

Some of the tales in this collection are based on historical fact while others are embedded in myth and legend. All the stories are set against the backdrop of this lovely and varied landscape.

Author: Grace Banks

Publisher: The History Press

ISBN: 9780752497853

Category: History

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The folklore of the North East provides a rich tapestry for the tales within; from Celtic and Pictish origins meet witches, selkies, smugglers, fairies, monsters, despicable rogues, riddles and heroes. Tragic events, spellbinding characters, humour, romance and clever minds are bound together by two well-established storytellers living and working in the city and shire of Aberdeen. Some of the tales in this collection are based on historical fact while others are embedded in myth and legend. All the stories are set against the backdrop of this lovely and varied landscape. Sheena and Grace have both been inspired in their storytelling and singing by the traveller, raconteur and balladeer, Stanley Robertson.

Type and Motif Index of the Folktales of England and North America

“Pie-Biter," Publications of the Texas Folklore Society, XIV (1938), 185191. Gray, Harry. “Measuring for Short Growth," ... “Three Folk- Tales from Old Meldrum, Aberdeenshire," Folk- Lore Journal, II (1884), 68-74. Grice, Frederick.

Author: Ernest W. Baughman

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 9783111402772

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 606

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Woodland Folk Tales of Britain and Ireland

Yet I have been unable to find many folk stories about the most obvious and compelling of the vegetation gods. This Aberdeenshire fairy tale has a number of versions across Britain and beyond (some of which I have also referenced here).

Author: Lisa Schneidau

Publisher: The History Press

ISBN: 9780750995771

Category: Fiction

Page: 192

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Once upon a time, most of Britain and Ireland was covered in woodland. Many of the trees have been cleared, but our connection with the wildwood remains. It is a place of danger, adventure and transformation, where anything could happen. Here is a collection of traditional folk tales of oak, ash and thorn, hunting forests and rebellion, timber and triumph in battle, wild ghosts and woodwoses. Lisa Schneidau retells some of the old stories and relates them to the trees and forests in the landscape of our islands today. These stories are essential reading for all those who feel a pull towards the wild in our landscape, and at the edge of our lives.

Ancient Scottish Tales Unabridged

“I wish that the Brown Bull of Ringlewood would come and carry me off.” In this collection of folk and fairy tales from the Scottish Highlands, we are transported to an enchanted world of persecuted heroines and courageous heroes, ...

Author: Peter Buchan

Publisher: Blackdown Publications

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

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“I wish that the Brown Bull of Ringlewood would come and carry me off.” In this collection of folk and fairy tales from the Scottish Highlands, we are transported to an enchanted world of persecuted heroines and courageous heroes, scheming stepmothers and monstrous beasts, swan maidens and talking cats, murderous robbers and thieving giants, benevolent fairies and mysterious strangers, and much more… Whether it is a tale of romance or revenge, legend or magic, this unabridged anthology—collected by the folklorist, Peter Buchan—has a story for everyone and is essential reading for lovers of classic Scottish folktales. Tales: The Red Etin (ATU-303: The Twins or Blood-Brothers) The Young Prince (ATU-851: The Riddle of the Suitor) The History of Mr Greenwood (ATU-955: The Robber Bridegroom) The Cruel Stepmother (ATU-706: The Maiden Without Hands) Rashen Coatie (ATU-510B: Unnatural Love + ATU-511: One-Eye, Two-Eyes, and Three-Eyes) The Brown Bull of Ringlewood (ATU-425A: The Search for the Lost Husband) The Thriftless Wife (ATU-1541: For the Long Winter + ATU-1653: The Robbers Under a Tree) Green Sleeves (ATU-313: The Magic Flight) The Princess with the White Petticoat (ATU-510: Cinderella and Catskin + ATU-886: The Girl Who Could Not Keep the Secret) The Black Cat (ATU-326A: Soul Released From Torment) The Widow’s Son and the Old Man (ATU-302: The Ogre’s Heart in the Egg) The Widow’s Son and the King’s Daughter (ATU-300: The Dragon Slayer) The King of Morocco (ATU-325: The Magician and His Pupil) The Princess of the Blue Mountains (ATU-400: The Man on a Quest for His Lost Wife)

Folktales of Newfoundland RLE Folklore

144–47, rpt. from Douglas, Scottish Fairy and FolkTales, p. 58ff. (Scotland). Cf. Chambers, Rhymes, pp. 89–94 (cf. 300, with cf. 303), from the original Peter Buchan MS. with verse repetitions condensed (Aberdeenshire), ...

Author: Herbert Halpert

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317551485

Category: Social Science

Page: 1175

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This collection of Newfoundland folk narratives, first published in 1996, grew out of extensive fieldwork in folk culture in the province. The intention was to collect as broad a spectrum of traditional material as possible, and Folktales of Newfoundland is notable not only for the number and quality of its narratives, but also for the format in which they are presented. A special transcription system conveys to the reader the accents and rhythms of each performance, and the endnote to each tale features an analysis of the narrator’s language. In addition, Newfoundland has preserved many aspects of English and Irish folk tradition, some of which are no longer active in the countries of their origin. Working from the premise that traditions virtually unknown in England might still survive in active form in Newfoundland, the researchers set out to discover if this was in fact the case.

The Folk lore Journal

W. S. ) , Cornish legends , by , 364 Ladybird , unlucky to kill ( Magyar ) , 355 ; songs in Germany , 187 Landberg ... 194 India , folk - lore notes from , 369-377 Insect bites , 93 Inverallochy ( Aberdeenshire ) , marriage customs in ...

Author: Folklore Society (Great Britain)

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105019962427

Category: Folklore

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Publications of the Folk lore Society

Folk - Lore Notes from India , by Mrs. Rivett - Carnac . - St . Swithin and RainMakers ... On the Oratory , Songs , Legends , and Folk - Tales of the Malagasy , by Rev. ... Three Folk Tales from Old Meldrum , Aberdeenshire , by Rev.

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ISBN: UCBK:C042819592

Category: Folklore

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Publications

Folklore Society (Great Britain). 9 Folk - Lore in Modern Greece , by Henry ... Three Folk - Tales from Old Meldrum , Aberdeenshire , by Rev. Walter Gregor . ... Old Farming Customs and Notions in Aberdeenshire , by Rev. Walter Gregor .

Author: Folklore Society (Great Britain)

Publisher:

ISBN: UIUC:30112085282637

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Waifs and Strays of Celtic Tradition

-Folk - Lore of Drayton .-- Notes on Greek Folk - Lore , by Mrs. E. M. Edmonds . — Folk - Lore Terminology.Bibliography of Folk - Lore Publications in English , by G. L. Gomme . Three Folk - Tales from Old Meldrum , Aberdeenshire , by ...

Author: Lord Archibald Campbell

Publisher:

ISBN: MINN:319510020560926

Category: Folklore

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Folktales of Water Spirits Kelpies and Selkies

... Good Luck—Guardian-Spirit of Conan—Peg Powler—Water-kelpies—Nikr—Halliwell Boggle—Robin Round Cap—Round Hole, near Flamborough— Aberdeenshire Kelpy Legends—Some Sutherland Kelpies —Story about an Islay Kelpy—Mermaids in the North.

Author: Various Authors

Publisher: Read Books Ltd

ISBN: 9781473352377

Category: Fiction

Page: 66

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The beautiful and powerful landscape of Scotland has always inspired awe in any traveller, in this book we look at the superstitions built up around this breath taking scenery. Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900's and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.

Folklore

... 219-32 Crombie , J. E. , on First - footing in Aberdeenshire , 315-22 Cuchulainn Setanta , first name of , 71 Curiosity in folk - tale , 324 Cycle of ritual worship , 108 Dædala , myth of , compared with folktale of False Bride ...

Author: Joseph Jacobs

Publisher:

ISBN: HARVARD:TZ17ZC

Category: Electronic journals

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Most vols. for 1890- contain list of members of the Folk-lore Society.

Folktales Told Around the World

Forthcoming in Folktales of Scotland. Told by an Aberdeenshire traveling tinker (gypsy), Andrew Stewart, in August 1954 in Causewayend, Aberdeen, in the home of Jeannie Robertson, the famed ballad singer and herself once a traveling ...

Author: Richard M. Dorson

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226375342

Category: Social Science

Page: 648

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All the selections in Richard M. Dorson's Folktales Told around the World were recorded by expert collectors, and the majority of them are published here for the first time. The tales presented are told in Africa, Asia, the Middle East, Europe, North and South America, and Oceania. Unlike other collections derived in large part from literary texts, this volume meets the criteria of professional folklorists in assembling only authentic examples of folktales as they were orally told. Background information, notes on the narrators, and scholarly commentaries are provided to establish the folkloric character of the tales.

More English Fairy Tales Illustrated by John D Batten

(3) Mr. Gregor, in FolkLore Journal, ii. 724 (from Aberdeenshire), “The Red Calf”—all these in Lowland Scots. (4; Campbell, Popular Tales, No. xliii. ii. 286 seq., “The Sharp Grey Sheep.” (5) Mr. Sinclair, in Celtic Mag., xiii.

Author: Joseph Jacobs

Publisher: Read Books Ltd

ISBN: 9781446545836

Category: Fiction

Page: 280

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‘More English Fairy Tales’ is a collection of stories written by Joseph Jacobs, accompanied by the masterful black-and-white illustrations of John D. Batten. It includes such tales as ‘The Pied Piper’, ‘Tattercoats’, ‘The Golden Ball’, ‘Coat O’Clay’, ‘The Children in the Wood’, ‘The King of England and his Three Sons’, and ‘The King of Cats.’ Joseph Jacobs (1854 – 1916), was an Australian folklorist, literary critic, historian and writer of English literature, who became a notable collector and publisher of English folklore. Heavily influenced by the Brothers Grimm and the romantic nationalism ubiquitous in his contemporary folklorists, Jacobs was responsible for introducing English fairy tales to English children, who had previously chiefly enjoyed those derived from French and German folklore. John Dickson Batten (1860 – 1932), was a British figure painter, as well as a book illustrator and printmaker. He illustrated almost all of Jacob’s works, including, English Fairy Tales (1890), Celtic Fairy Tales (1892), Indian Fairy Tales (1912), and European Folk and Fairy Tales (1916). In addition, Batten is also celebrated for his delicately rendered imaginings of Arabian Nights and Dante’s Inferno. Presented alongside the text of ‘More English Fairy Tales’, his illustrations further refine and elucidate Joseph Jacob’s enchanting narratives. Pook Press celebrates the great ‘Golden Age of Illustration‘ in children’s classics and fairy tales – a period of unparalleled excellence in book illustration. We publish rare and vintage Golden Age illustrated books, in high-quality colour editions, so that the masterful artwork and story-telling can continue to delight both young and old.

The Anthology of Scottish Folk Tales

ABERDEENSHIRE. GRACE BANKS & SHEENA BLACKHALL GRACE BANKS is a storyteller, singer and outdoor-discovery practitioner who is passionate about sharing her love of nature and story. She provides activities or projects for schools and ...

Author: Various

Publisher: The History Press

ISBN: 9780750992879

Category: Fiction

Page: 176

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This enchanting collection of stories gathers together legends from across Scotland in one special volume. Drawn from The History Press’ popular Folk Tales series, herein lies a treasure trove of tales from a wealth of talented storytellers. From the Spaeman’s peculiar advice and a laird who is transformed into a frog, to a fugitive hiding in a dark cave and the stoor worm battling with Assipattle, this book celebrates the distinct character of Scotland's different customs, beliefs and dialects, and is a treat for all who enjoy a well-told story.

The Greenwood Library of World Folktales North and South America

The Motif Index of Folk Literature . Revised edition . 6 Vols . Bloomington : Indiana University Press , 1955-1958 . " Three Folktales from Old Meldrum , Aberdeenshire . ” Folk - Lore Journal 2 ( 1884 ) : 68-74 .

Author: Thomas A. Green

Publisher: Greenwood

ISBN: IND:30000123945788

Category: Folk literature

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Covers tales that are the foundations of the world's traditions, literature, and popular culture and are fundamental to daily life.

Scottish Traditional Tales

... Fleming and others, started to record stories as well as songs from cairds in Perthshire and Aberdeenshire, and sometimes further north, which showed that fictional folktales were still flourishing among the travelling people.

Author: A.J. Bruford

Publisher: Birlinn Ltd

ISBN: 9780857909701

Category: Fiction

Page: 496

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'A fine book which is highly recommended' - Dalriada All over the world traditional tales were told at the fireside until their place came to be taken by books, newspapers, radio and television. A.J. Bruford and D.A. MacDonald present an entertaining collection of the oral tales that have been passed down by generations of Scottish story-tellers, and have been recorded and collected by researchers from the School of Scottish Studies at the University of Edinburgh over the past fifty years. Taken from a variety of sources, from the Hebridean Gaelic tradition to recordings of Lowland cairds (travelling people), some are well-known tales which have equivalents in other cultures and languages, whilst others are unique to Scotland. Each of the selected tales, in Scottish Traditional Tales>/i>, gives an insight into how Scottish culture, tradition, teachings and folk-lore were passed on through the medium of story-telling, and with almost a hundred tales is the most wide-ranging introduction available on this fascinating part of Scotland's heritage.

The A Z of Curious Aberdeenshire

While many towns in Aberdeenshire choose to simply repaint local post boxes in honour of their prize-winning ... Folk tales about the market town of Inverurie range from the 'Hound and Hare' mark on the bridge over the River Ury to the ...

Author: Duncan Harley

Publisher: The History Press

ISBN: 9780750986458

Category: History

Page: 160

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DUNCAN HARLEY takes the reader on a grand tour of the curious and the bizarre, the strange and the unusual from Aberdeenshire’s past. Read about the Beatles’ first, and almost their last, tour of the North-east, the Deeside artist who tended plaster sheep, and the strange tale of the Typhoid Queen. Learn about Hitler’s secret bunker at Stonehaven, the doomed Marquis of Montrose, and the mysterious Mound of Death at Inverurie. Along the way you’ll also meet scandalous residents, determined inventors, and Royal personages galore. The A-Z of Curious Aberdeenshire is guaranteed to enthrall both residents and visitors alike.

The Greenwood Library of World Folktales Europe

Jewish Fairy Tales and Legends . New York : Bloch Publishing Co. ... “ The Baker of Beauly ' : A Highland Version of the Tale of ' The Three Precepts ” . ” Folklore 3 ( 1892 ) ... “ Three Folktales from Old Meldrum , Aberdeenshire .

Author: Thomas A. Green

Publisher: Greenwood

ISBN: IND:30000123945770

Category: Folk literature

Page: 440

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Covers tales that are the foundations of the world's traditions, literature, and popular culture and are fundamental to daily life.

The Penguin Book of Scottish Folktales

MALLY WHUPPIE Source : Walter Gregor , “ Three Folk - Tales from Old Meldrum , Aberdeenshire ' , Folk - Lore Journal , vol . 2 , 1884 Narrator : Mrs Muir , mother of Mr Muir , Rector of the Grammar School , Aberdeen Type : AT328 ' The ...

Author: Neil Philip

Publisher: Penguin Group USA

ISBN: IND:30000055969657

Category: Fiction

Page: 488

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This collection of more than 100 tales from Scotland's vibrant heritage records the form in which they were first collected in the 19th century. Neil Philip's annotations elaborate on variations in the stories.

Scottish Folk Tales for Children

ABERDEENSHIRE. Jack was a kind and honest lad but his master, the Laird of the Black Arts, was as cruel as he was mean. Jack looked after the laird's sheep from dawn to dusk and all for two pennies a week. In spite of the poor pay, ...

Author: Judy Paterson

Publisher: The History Press

ISBN: 9780750981996

Category: History

Page: 192

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A giant sea monster ... trees that can dance ... a water-horse ... a girl so clever she outwits a giant ... Welcome to the world of the Scottish folk tale – a world of talking animals, mischief-making witches, giants, trolls, bold girls, reckless boys and, of course, the Wee Folk. These stories – specially chosen to be enjoyed by 7 to 11-year-old readers – burst with adventure and glitter with magic. As old as the mountains and the glens, these well- loved tales are retold by storyteller Judy Paterson.