I am a Hedge 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. You are my tribe, and I am telling you our story.
I have storytelling projects with local radio – Cando FM (Furness area) and Lake District Radio; The Folklore Podcast; Countrystride Podcast; and storytelling and film projects with 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
My ‘one minute films’ series – folklore and film – with Bardsea-Green Films
The Boggart of Leece
The Janet Tree
Dunmail, the last King of Cumbria