Tales of Britain

By Jem Roberts

The finest, funniest stories of England, Scotland & Wales, refreshed for the 21st century. By Brother Bernard, as told to Jem Roberts.

Thursday, 9 April 2020


A very happy REBIRTH HOLIDAY OF YOUR CHOICE, dear folksters!

This week's lockdown folktale is keeping with this Folklore Thursday's theme, by telling the ancient Welsh story of the rebirth of 'Little Gwion' into the greatest bard of them all, TALIESIN! We've blogged abut this bright young thing before here.

Sheepishness is somewhat unavoidable in that this marks the third folktale retelling from one neighbourhood – LAKE BALA in Snowdonia, after the topical allegories of VENGEANCE WILL COME and the not-too-much-further-up-the-hill MERLIN & THE DRAGONS.

But join Brother Bernard in The Arguably Magical Forest to learn the tale of how Taliesin came to be the great bard that folk have celebrated down the millennia, in a very silly story of hare transformations and animal shapeshifting aplenty.

Enjoy your eggs, keep safe, and see you next week! 

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