I am a Druid, and Bard within ‘The Order of Bards, Ovates, and Druids’. In ancient times a Bard was a poet and storyteller who had trained in a Bardic college. In modern times, a Bard is one who sees their creativity as an innate spiritual ability, and who chooses to nurture that ability partly or wholly with Druidism. The Bards are the keepers of tradition, they are custodians of memory.
I have folklore and storytelling projects with local radio; Cumbria magazine; The Folklore Podcast; Land of Lore Films; and Bardsea-Green Films.
Website link: https://bardofcumberland.com/
Listen to episode 73 of The Folklore Podcast here: https://thefolklorepodcast.weebly.com/season-5/episode-73-the-bard-of-cumberland-in-conversation-with-joana-varanda
Land of Lore Films is a collaboration with Bardsea-Green Films that explores folk lore and ghost stories through the medium of short film
An Ulverston Ghost Story
The Boggart of Graythwaite
White Dobbie of Furness
Bjorn the Headless Ghost
The Janet Tree
Also… Witches and wizards; heroes and villians: trees in folklore; ghost stories; the Druids; Cumbria dialect – enjoy reading !