Guest Blog Contributors

By surname alphabetical order.


Christine Kammerer

Christine Kammerer is an internationally known singer/songwriter and composer who is also lead singer, lyre player, and co-founder of the the bands Gjaldulei and Jotun Revolution. Her music is influenced by the crossover between singer/songwriter, the folk sound of her Nordic heritage, her love for Celtic folk music, and her Bavarian roots. Often coloured by cinematic and symphonic elements, Kammerer’s music and texts move from the tales of human nature to the mythological and magical elements of folklore.
Throughout the past 5 years she has performed at markets, festivals and venues in Denmark, the UK, Germany and USA. Some of Kammerer’s collaborations are with: Kronborg Castle, Mathilde Falch, Kjell Braaten, Bethesda Nordic, the Scottish Crannog Centre, UNESCO RILA / University of Glasgow, Ledreborg Castle, Land of Legends etc. With her band Gjaldulei she performed for Her Majesty Queen Margrethe II, at the opening of the exhibition “Togtet” at the National Museum of Denmark. Recently, Kammerer performed at the Scottish International Storytelling Festival (2021) and DKOS at Celtic Connections 2022.

Facebook | Instagram | Soundcloud
www.ckammerer-music.com

Bands: Gjaldulei | Jotun Revolution


Signe Maene

Signe Maene is a Belgian writer who is very passionate about folklore. She has worked on several projects based on folklore for the Alternative Stories and Fake Realities Podcast. Signe is currently working on a short story collection based on tales from Flemish folklore. You can visit her website www.signemaene.com or find her on Twitter @maenesigne.


Hildegunn M. S. Traa

Hildegunn is an artist, folklorist, writer and lecturer with a special interest in the folkloric representation of  disease, medical art and mental health awareness. They are currently working on several private projects related to both writing and art. You can find more information about Hildegunn at https://hildegunnmstraa.com/ – and on Instagram @hildiestroemseng_art, or @melancholic_artlady for mental health awareness.


Natalja Saint-Germain

Natalja Saint-Germain is a PhD student in History of Law and State,
a co-host of #ofdarkandmacabre and the creator of #SwampSunday.
She blogs about the dark side of folklore, culture and history.
You can find more about Natalja on her Twitter page
@bjorn_stjerne.


Selin Umai

Selin Umai is a writer and translator with an interest in folk horror, folk science, and psychic ailments. She holds a Ph.D. in psychology and an M.F.A. in writing. You can find her on Twitter @AutotelicTales.


Sheer Zed

Sheer Zed is a writer, Buddhist shaman, musician, and artist. He’s published articles on the occult ritualistic aspects of shamanism, Buddhism, and music for Indie Shaman, TQ zine, Rituals and Declarations, Hadean Press and Folklore Thursday. He contributed to the exhibition Do You Believe in Magic? at Bristol Museum.
To find out more, visit https://linktr.ee/SheerZed

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Folklore Museums Network

The Folklore Museums Network is a a Subject Specialist Network (SSN) promoting folklore collections in museums. Founded in 2020 by Dr Peter Hewitt, the FMN works collaboratively with its members to identify, display and disseminate knowledge about the material folklore collections held in museums across Britain and Ireland. For more information, visit: https://folkloremuseumsnetwork.org.uk/