Books

All of these books can be ordered from the Folklore Society. To order please contact us. We will invoice you for the price of the books plus postage and packing. Cheques in pounds sterling drawn on a UK bank and payable to Folklore Enterprises Ltd.

A Coven of Scholars

Caroline Oates and Juliette Wood

Presented here is a selection of items from the Margaret Murray Collection in the Folklore Society Archives. Murray's notes and correspondence relate mainly to witch beliefs and legends, seasonal customs, and fairy lore - including…

Ballads in Wales/Baledi yng Nghymru

Edited by Mary-Ann Constantine

Popular ballads provide a vibrant record of Welsh society over the last two hundred years. The contributors study both Victorian parlour songs and Welsh street-ballads. Their production and dissemination are examined, as well as their vital…

Boundaries & Thresholds

Edited by Hilda Ellis Davidson

Papers from a colloquium of The Katharine Briggs Club at Maddingley Hall near Cambridge, April 1991.

Contents:


Hilda Ellis Davidson, Introduction;
Alan W. Smith, Crossing the Other Line: Some Arctic Analogues of the Traditional Equator…

Cunning Folk

Owen Davies and Lisa Tallis

Until a century ago cunning-folk were well-known figures in English and Welsh society. These practitioners of popular magic offered to solve a myriad of problems relating to ill health, theft, love and the future. Their significance and role…

Forgetting Frolic

Linda May Ballard

Forgetting Frolic provides a lively and readable account of the history of marriage traditions in Ireland. Fashions in wedding gowns, accessories, presents and celebrations are all considered, as are questions as to how partnerships were…

May Day in England

Roy Judge

Roy Judge has followed up his Jack-in-the-Green with an invaluable guide to the literature on May Day, from its disputed origins to its current practice. He considers the customs associated with May Day, their religious and political…