Land of Lore Films

Land of Lore explores the use of short film in the telling of folklore. With the increased popularity of lore, largely due to the group of folklorists who started #FolkloreThursday, I was looking for a fresh approach to exploring the folklore of my adopted Cumbria. In collaboration with Bardsea-Green Films, this journey begins.

Film Catalogue on Vimeo : https://vimeo.com/landoflorefilms

Twitter : @LandofLoreFilms

Bard of Cumberland

The Boggart in northern English folklore is either a type of Goblin, or a malevolent spirit, inhabiting the house, or outdoors in marshland or under bridges. Other names include Bogey, Bogeyman, Hobgoblin, Dobbie. Cumbria has a wealth of Boggart lore.

The Boggart of Leece – an introduction to Boggarts

The Janet Tree – the tale of the knitting witch of Shap.

Dunmail, the Last King of Cumbria

In legend, when Dyfnwal ab Owain, King of Strathclyde was defeated and killed in battle, his body was buried at Dunmail Raise, and his crown cast into Grisedale Tarn for safekeeping.

Additional films include: The Bloody Redcap; The White Dobbie; The Boggart of Graythwaite.

Ghost stories

The Screaming Skulls of Calgarth, The Ulverston Shadow Giant, and the Red Lady of Woodland. The latter, a modern-day ghost story I have personal experience of.