Racontour Archive - 2020 onwards
Racontour Archive - 2020 onwards

Racontour Archive - 2020 onwards

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Best of Mary and Sean
  1. Saldanha's sole survivor
  2. Bogging
  3. Loughrymen
  4. Monty's Dad remembers
Lughnasa Folklore
  1. BSW3 3. Approaching a sacred site
  2. Lughnasa
  3. Fraughan Sunday
  4. Dulse and Yellowman
St. Brigid/Imbolc Folklore
  1. 1. Imbolc overview
  2. 2. Saluting Brigid
  3. 3. Brigid - a starting point
  4. 4. Gretta's Brigid overview
The Bluestack Way - Part Four
  1. BSW4 - 1. Leaving Ballybeg/Lughnasa
  2. BSW4 - 2. The Harvest Fair
  3. BSW4 - 3. The view of the mountains
  4. BSW4 - 4. Metal bridge/Diarmuid
The Bluestack Way - Part Three (alternative route)
  1. BSW3A 1. Towards Donegal
  2. BSW3A 2. The hungry month
  3. BSW3 3. Heather, bees and views
  4. BSW3A 4. Geology of the valley
The Bluestack Way - Part Three
  1. BSW3 1. Daybreak in Drimarone
  2. BSW3 2. St. Brigid's Day
  3. BSW3 3. Approaching a sacred site
  4. BSW3 4. Songs of the area
The Bluestack Way - Part Two
  1. BSW2 1. Ascending the valley
  2. BSW2 2. Bluestack and the eagles' nest
  3. BSW2 3. The North East range
  4. BSW2 4. Eglish valley
Best of J.P. Bradley
  1. Me an' me Da (living in Drumlister)
  2. 17. MH - Crawford the henman
  3. 10. Border Tales - dexterous swine
  4. 15. MH - dinner in the day!
Myths and legends
  1. Grey man's path
  2. Bram Stoker's Sligo
  3. Black dog of Fahan
  4. Swan's Foyle legend
Inishowen with Dessie McCallion
  1. DMcC Starting point of Inishowen
  2. DMcC Sloblands reclamation
  3. DMcC Tips on travelling through fields
  4. DMcC King's Grave, Inch island
Best of Dessie McCallion
  1. 16. DHS - Grianan of Aileach
  2. 12. BF The lore of the hare
  3. DMcC Samhain - all hail the hazel!
  4. 7. BF Hawthorn, fire and fairies
Samhain Folklore
  1. Samhain overview
  2. Samhain and the Gates of Hell - PG
  3. The MorrĂ­gan
  4. EMT - fairies and the Otherworld
Enchanted Mountain Tales
  1. EMT - Sliabh Bawn's history
  2. EMT - Waterloo and Wellington
  3. EMT - where once the Shannon flowed
  4. EMT - fairies and the Otherworld
The Bluestack Way - Part One
  1. BSW1 1. The Diamond
  2. BSW1 2. The Hiring Fair
  3. BSW1 3. Famine graveyard
  4. BSW1 4. Eske river
Fairy Lore in Ireland
  1. Fairy folk
  2. Ring forts
  3. 5. TTC - fairies
  4. 7. BF Hawthorn, fire and fairies
Donegal's Hallowed Sites
  1. Donegal's hallowed sites
  2. 1. DHS - the Drowes river and the first salmon
  3. 2. DHS - Rory Gallagher international festival
  4. 3. DHS - Surfing and Donegal Bay
Bertie Bryce vol. 2 - master of the macabre PG
  1. 1. BBG Poltergeists PG
  2. 2. BBG - The Fire Stoker
  3. 3. BBG - Bob's dead
  4. 4. BBG - mystery of the wrench
Bertie Bryce vol. 1 - storyteller supreme
  1. 1. BB Burglar Boy
  2. 2. BB Killilea knickers
  3. 3. Border Tales - the Free State Farmer
  4. 4. BB Carndonagh cattle
Rambling House - the complete series
  1. 1. MH - introduction
  2. 2. MH - the blizzard hits
  3. 3. MH Preparing for the Winter in the 1940s
  4. 4. MH Chores and comfort
Greencastle's maritime heritage
  1. 1. GMH Radio intro
  2. 2. GMH - the drontheim
  3. 3. GMH - buoys, nets and pots
  4. 4. GMH - modern day Greencastle