Latest News Headlines
On-Air Now
Listen Live

New book celebrates over 100 years of folklore

Fri, 27 Sep 2019

A new book entitled ‘Ghosts, Bugganes & Fairy Pigs’ retells Manx folklore from 1904.
Collected over a hundred years ago by a man named Karl Roeder, the collection has been reprinted for the first time since 1904 - with traditional tales from the Isle of Man, including fairies, bugganes, ghosts, giants.
Stories include the origins of Hunt the Wren, the murdered witch of Slieu Whallian, and the Island's 'oldest UFO sighting.'
Many stories were gathered from Edward Faragher – ‘Ned Beg Hom Ruy’ – the legendary poet of Cregneash whose former home forms a part of the folklife museum in Cregneash today.
As well as folklore, it contains historical passages, language, literature and some more theoretical discussions of Manx matters.
The book was transcribed and introduced by Stephen Miller and the cover art was designed by local artist, Kim Gee
It is available from the Island’s bookshops and at Culture Vannin in St. John’s.


Subscribe to get Energy FM News direct to your mobile device

You can get Energy FM News delivered direct to your mobile device using one of the following methods.

  • In the Apple News App on iOS search for Energy FM IOM and then just add it to your favourites
  • In the Google News & Weather App just search for Energy FM and then add us as a customised section
  • If you use an RSS Reader then just add our feed to your app, click here for our news RSS feed