CELTIC WEIRD : JOHNNY MAINS

@ Stromness Library

23 Ticket £18. Concession £16.

CELTIC WEIRD : JOHNNY MAINS

June 25, 2024 at 5:30pm. Duration: 60 MINUTES

Stromness Library, 2-12 Victoria Street, Stromness KW16 3AA

Johnny Mains Speaker

[JOHNNY MAINS WILL SIGN COPIES OF HIS BOOK AFTER THIS EVENT]

From the shorelines, hills and towns of ancient lands, tales of twisted creatures, sins against nature and pagan revenants have been passed down from generation to generation. In the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, folklore from Wales, Scotland, Ireland, Cornwall, Brittany and the Isle of Man inspired a new strain of strange short stories, penned by writers of the weird and fantastic including masters of the form such as Arthur Machen, Edith Wharton and Robert Aickman.

Here, Johnny Mains talks about his dive into the archives to unearth a hoard enthralling tales imbued with elements of Celtic folklore, ranging from the 1820s to the 1980s and including three weird lost gems translated from Gaelic. Together they conjure uncanny visions of eternal forces, beings and traditions, resonating with the beguiling essence of this unique branch of strange fiction.

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