Episode 164 – Irish Folklore and Magic with Morgan Daimler

We settle in by a good turf fire to chat with Morgan Daimler, author of numerous books on folklore, magic, and fairies. We discuss the role of Irish belief systems and folkways on North American magical traditions, as well as the way that fairies have evolved over time. (Content Warning: Child abduction, death, or abuse as related to fairy lore).
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You should absolutely check out Morgan’s author page over at Moon Books, where you can find tons of their work on magical systems, fairies, and more! Their latest book is A New Dictionary of Fairies.
We also mention several books that would be worth checking out as well:
We’re also both big fans of folklorist, ethnographer, and filmmaker Michael Fortune, who has a number of short films on Irish folklore available to stream through his website.
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5 thoughts on “Episode 164 – Irish Folklore and Magic with Morgan Daimler”

  1. Wonderful! Also worth a mention that Michael Fortunes: ‘A Bird in the House’ collection was a Celebrating of Minceir/ Traveller customs and folklore. Of course Irish but nuanced in the manner that we are a indigenous minority ethnic group , who historically have suffered under state supported policies of eradication of our community and its practices. Worth identifying the group of origin as much of our daily exchanges can be very different, and the regular social norm the discussion of Fairies/ Griwog, visitations etc while not always backed by a sense of faith, tends to be very open, easily awoken and part of the casual narrative of life. 🙂

  2. I always enjoy listening to Morgan Daimler. Thanks for having them on.

    1. Thank you John! Morgan is an absolute treasure in our community for the sheer keenness of mind and deliberateness of thought they provide in their research. Having them on the show was a delight!

  3. I’m half Irish and have such a fond love for Irish folklore. It’s interesting, it’s sometimes really out there and I could spend hours reading and listening to it.

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