The Celtic breeze : stories of the otherworld from Scotland, Ireland, and Wales
|Format:||Print Book 2001|
|Availability:||Available at 1 Library 1 of 2 copies|
Delve into a world of kelpies, mermaids, selkies, ghosts, warlords, and fairies. This collection gives you Celtic tales, previously unrecorded or only found in obscure compilations. Mostly collected by the author on her ancestral home of the Isle of Barra in the Hebrides, these lesser-known tales from Scotland, Ireland, and Wales are supported by a brief history of the Celts, a glossary of the Gaelic integrated in the stories, an appendix of superstitions about fairy protection, and bibliographies that reflect the author's extensive research. Seventeen ballads collected almost one hundred years ago and excerpts from the author's journal of travels in Scotland make this book a unique and valuable resource for anyone who tells stories.
ContentsThe songs of the Hebrides
pt. 1. The faery folk of the earth: The changeling child ; The baker and the faeries ; Faery bread ; Niall of the nine hostages ; Oisean of the Finne
pt. 2. The faery folk of the water: The kelpie and the girl ; The mermaid and the selkie ; Legend of the mermaid ; Lady of the Lake
pt. 3. The faery folk and ghosts: The sea claims her own ; The buried moon ; The two sisters
pt. 4. The faery folk and music: Christ Child's lullaby ; The blind woman and the faeries ; Finlay and the faery cowl ; The piper's cave
Appendix. Protection from the faery folk
|Series||World folklore series.|
Fairy tales -- Scotland.
Fairy tales -- Ireland.
Fairy tales -- Wales.
|Publisher|| Englewood, Colo. :Libraries Unlimited,2001
xxxiii, 214 pages : illustrations, music ; 26 cm.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 197-208) and index.