Tales of Witchcraft & Wonder virtual book launch

The Folk, Gloucester
A woman falls under the spell of a poisonous plant.
A young man discovers a mermaid, washed up on the shore.
A mysterious body is discovered hidden in the trunk of a tree.
An orphaned ape is raised as a child in a Cotswold village.
An old man’s body is discovered on a hill, mysteriously
pinned to the ground as though believed a witch.
These are some of the folkloric tales told in the songs of Inkubus Sukkubus in their trilogy of albums, Tales of Witchcraft & Wonder.
In their new book, founder members and songwriters Candia and Tony McKormack further research the stories, to explore the meaning behind the tales – the theories, the magic, the romance, and the horror.
Join Candia and Tony in the Tudor timber bones of The Folk of Gloucester as they discuss the folklore that inspired some of the songs written over the last 31 years, from the saltwater song of Sabrina to the tragic death of young Maude Bowen in Cheltenham.
They’ll be joined by band mates Roland Link (bass) and Marcus Gilvear (drums) to play a selection of some of the songs from the Tales of Witchcraft & Wonder trilogy.
We’ll also be treated to a tour of the Tudor merchant’s house, located on Westgate Street opposite St Nicholas’ Church, as members of Gloucester Civic Trust tell us a little of its fascinating 500-year history, from its association with the martyred Bishop Hooper to its days as a pin factory and beyond.
The book will be available to buy in The Folk’s shop and via the Inkubus Sukkubus online shop at for £15, to include 13-track music CD.
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