Thanks to Hollywood movies, creepy written fiction novels and DC Comics, everyone has heard of the infamous Banshee by now! The word conjures up images of an evil old woman, flying through the air, screeching her lungs out with blood-red eyes and a ghastly expression on her skeletal face!
Well in today's podcast episode Karen will be breaking down the differences between the classic Irish banshee and her Scottish, lesser-known but no less interesting cousins: the Bean Nighe and the Caoineag (or Caointeach).
Pour yourself a dram of whisky and getting ready to bust a gut because we are covering a HUGE range of Scottish topics today from spooky death omens to some of the most random and hilarious fae creature details you've ever heard!!
We also cover historical events like the Glencoe Massacre and the Battle of Culloden and oh-so-much more!! You never know JUST what you'll learn about by listening but we sure hope you have fun with us!
Here's the podcast (and you can subscribe wherever you download your favorite podcasts!).
This episode is particularly amusing!!! If you'd like to feel like you're in the room with us as we chat and record, we suggest watching the unedited YouTube version! ENJOY!
Lucy Brydon & Karen Campbell
Talking all things Scotland!