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With great pleasure, here are the speakers of the WELSH MAGIC DAY 2024:
KRISTOFFER HUGHES is founder and head of the Anglesey Druid Order and an award winning author who focuses on Celtic and Welsh mythology, and death and bereavement. He leads workshops and courses online and in person throughout the UK, Europe, the USA and Australia, and is also a regular contributor on Welsh and English television and radio – both as himself, and as his outrageous alter-ego: Maggi Noggi.
Kris will be discussing the influence of Iolo Morgannwg on modern occult traditions.
Dr DELYTH BADDER is a Welsh folklorist and author, and an Honorary Research Fellow with Museum Wales, with particular academic expertise in the appearance of spirits within the Welsh tradition. As well as being a regular contributor to discussions on Welsh folklore in the media, Delyth has co-authored ‘The Folklore of Wales: Ghosts’, and will be sharing snippets from this exciting new study of Welsh ghost-lore through the centuries using rare, unpublished and never before translated material. Delyth also works as as the world’s first Welsh-speaking Consultant Paediatric and Perinatal Pathologist and as a Medical Examiner for the NHS. Originally from Pwllheli, Delyth has now settled in one of Dr William Price’s roundhouses in Pontypridd with her husband, the author Dr Elidir Jones, and their two rescue dogs (along with an unconfirmed number of ghosts).
GWYN EDWARDS is an occasional storyteller and indigenous knowledge keeper who serves to maintain Welsh-Pagan traditions and beliefs.
Gwyn will be escorting us to the land of the Tylwyth Teg.
MHARA STARLING is a Welsh witch and the author of ‘Welsh Witchcraft: a Guide to the Spirits, Lore, and Magic of Wales’. She shares her love of Welsh folklore, mythology, and magic via her YouTube channel, social media pages, and podcast ‘The Welsh Witch Podcast’. She has featured in various television series and documentaries both in Welsh and English and is a regular radio contributor.
Mhara will be discussing the influence of Welsh mythology on modern witchcraft.
Originally from Llanrug, GARETH ROBERTS is a photographer and illustrator who has contributed to a many publications since the 1980s. As the coordinator of Menter Fachwen’s Walking and Discovery Scheme, he combines his artistic talent with his love of local history to guide popular walks, design and publish local history maps, as well as hold various exhibitions… and much more.
Gareth will introduce us to the magical animals of Wales.
Dr GWILYM MORUS-BAIRD has dedicated his life to researching Celtic wisdom, literature, myth and history;, helping others all around the globe to do the same through his richly immersive and engaging online courses. He is also an accomplished musician, having released several Welsh language albums, and has over two decades of experience in songwriting and performing ,as well as in production, theatre and storytelling.
Gwilym will take us on a fascinating journey into the Mabinogi.
All the presentations will be translated in-ear by Geiriau Gwyn which is a Welsh><English translation company established in 1999. The company provides simultaneous and written translation services across the whole of Wales and further afield. The owner GWYNFOR OWEN is an accredited simultaneous translator with the Association of Welsh Translators and Interpreters, and is committed to providing only the highest quality of translations.