Lyre Lyre celebrates ballads, epic poems and storytelling. The new series 'Murderous Muncaster' features a spooky storytelling trail around Muncaster Castle. Series 1: Longfellow in Lockdown, features readings of the poems and translations of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, exploring what his work gaves to us during lockdown.
WARNING: Contains references to violence, death and alcohol
Murderous Muncaster is a collection of chilling stories, poems and folklore from Cumbria. You can download this episode to enjoy as a story trail around the grounds of Muncaster Castle in the Western Lake District of England.
Directions are included in this episode and maps are available at the ticket office. Admission fees apply. The Trail starts at the Terrace, visits the Graveyard and concludes by Tom Fool's Tree, in front of the Castle.
Running order (dur 24m53s)
1. Mary Bragg
2. Hag of Hawkshead
3. The Smuggler's Wife
4. The Lykegate/Blind Charlie/Devil's Door
6. Tom Fool & The Apprentice Carpenter
Each tale will be available as a separate, high-quality file soon, along with 2 bonus episodes: The Hartshorn Tree and The Legend of Dunmail
The material is a mix of traditional and original tales, adapted by Steve Wharton. Additional material written by William Shakespeare. Hag of Hawkshead poem by Harold Morland. Thank you to: Alan and Leslie Cleaver allowing the use of their research for The Corpse Roads of Cumbria, Fiona Stoddart of solwayconnections guided heritage tours and to Peter Frost-Pennington of Muncaster Castle.