On 8th December 2017, June (editor) and Rochelle (photographer) from Indie Shaman were fortunate to meet Phil and Vivien Morgan Larcher in their woodland near Llansteffan, Carmarthenshire and talk to them about their work with the Mari Lwyd. Phil greeted us at the bottom of the hilly woodland and we walked up to a levelled area about half way up the hill where Vivien was waiting for us near a home-made ‘tepee style’ tent, which contained many fascinating objects as well as a most welcome fire!
The Welsh Christmas tradition that’s kinda like battle rap…
Follow the link below to purchase on the trac website. A beautifully illustrated booklet has now been published as part of the project. In it, historian Rhiannon Ifans explains the history of the custom and gives versions of a number of Mari songs together with translations of the verses. We have also worked with the […]
A look into an ancient folklore tradition, and the people who help keep it alive. Directed, Produced and Edited: Jordan M Paterson & Matt AdamsCinematography: Donny JohnsonCo-producer: Kate FlemmingComposition: Rhys TimsonSound Design: Dan Weller A Special thanks to Sue & John Exton for welcoming us to step into their world of tradition, community and magic.. […]
Very interesting piece by Kris Hughes from the USA.