Ned and John
 Folklore Collection,
 24 mins, 2015

This collection features two men, John Murphy and Ned Kavanagh from the Kilmuckridge area of County Wexford. The recording was undertaken in July 2015 in John's yard the camera captures the natural conversation between two neighbours as they re-count stories from the places around which they live. Recorded as part of the About This Place project which was supported by Wexford County Council's 'Artist in the Community Scheme' www.aboutthisplace.ie
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Beyond the Windy Road
 Folklore Collection, 
 53 mins, 2015

This was produced as part of a larger project entitled About This Place and features a collection of folklore from men and women from the Taghmon area of County Wexford. The recordings were made in October 2015 and the produced films were screened locally in December 2015 at the project launch. A compilation from all three recordings was made and this was shown at the official launch and is included on this DVD. Supported by Wexford County Council's 'Artist in the Community Scheme' www.aboutthisplace.ie

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The Murneen Tuck
 Folklore Collection, 
37 mins, 2015

The Murneen Tuck is a collection of folklore from the Castletown area of North Wexford. The recordings were made as part of a larger intergenerational project which Michael produced in the local school between 2014 and 2015 entitled ‘Our Stories’ and was produced as part of Wexford County Council's 'Artist in the Community Scheme' and supported by Wexford County Council, Castletown Liam Mellows GAA club and Scoil Ghormáin Naofa, Castletown.

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Skimming the Well
 Folklore Collection, 
120 mins, 2016

This is a collection of superstitions and beliefs which were recorded and produced by Michael in June 2016 with residents from Marion Court and Morton Street in Clonmel, County Tipperary. Featured in this collection are a variety of redundant and practiced beliefs which have been edited into two compilations. The collection was commissioned by The Junction Festival in 2016 and supported by Clonmel Voluntary Housing Association and Tipperary County Council.

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Below is a list of 23 DVD titles for sale. Each DVD is supplied in a clear, hard plastic case, with printed colour insert and printed disc. 19 of these titles are single disc collections, while 4 are double disc collections. You can purchase individual titles using the Pay Pal links supplied or please contact thefolkloreproject@gmail.com or 00 353 (0)87 6470247 for a discount on larger orders.

And Another Thing is...
 Folklore Collection, 
 17 mins, 2014

The two compilations which feature on this DVD are derived from three collections which were recorded by Michael Fortune in Counties Wexford, Offaly and Mayo between 2005 and 2008. The fourteen minute compilation was compiled in August 2014 for a screening in Belfast and since then the three minute edit was produced. The original collections were supported by Mayo, Offaly and Wexford County Council’.

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The Long Grass and the High  
 Walls Folklore Collection,
 22 mins, 2012

This collection was recorded in five Catholic and Protestant primary schools in Letterkenny and Derry  between 2010 and 2011. The recordings are edited into one narrative which highlights the shared stories between all the communities and celebrates the children’s re-telling of story in relation to their own experience, imagination and connection to place.The project was commissioned by The Regional Cultural Centre, Letterkenny and The Nerve Centre, Derry as part of the International Fund for Ireland.

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Bud Mack’s Hill
 Folklore Collection, 
 8 mins, 2012

This was recorded with young people from County Cavan during the summer of 2012.  The project was launched in the Cavan Institute in Cavan town on the 4th of August 2012. The name of the collection is derived from a hill in Cavan town which the young people who live nearby claim is haunted.  The recordings were produced for Trans-Art Cavan and funded by The International Fund for Ireland, The Arts Council and Cavan County Council.

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The Heart of Wexford
 Folklore Collection, 
 Various durations, 2015

This collection was recorded with pupils from Coláiste Abbain in Adamstown, Co. Wexford in early 2015. These stories, many ancient in their origin, combined with contemporary references and the storyteller's own character, highlight the incredibly rich oral history which still exists in Wexford to this day.  Produced as part of the NYPD’s ‘Creative Engagement Programme’ with support from Wexford County Council’s Arts Department.

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The Borrowing Days
 Folklore Collection,
 Various durations, 2010

This short collection was recorded by Michael with people from around County Donegal in late September 2010. The recordings were conducted with six groups of people from throughout the county and features a tightly edited collection of calendar based folklore. Produced as part of a HSE supported project entitled 'Elder, Not Older: Older People as Community Assets’. A screening DVD was produced for a presentation at a HSE event, however no complete DVD was produced for public screening.

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Never Pick A Go-Go Off 
 The Ground, Folklore Collection, 
 10 mins, 2010

This short collection of folklore was recorded with young traveller girls from Taghmon, Co. Wexford in 2009 and 2010.  The title ‘Never Pick A Go-Go Off The Ground’ is a contemporary variant of the traditional superstition relating to finding a comb which belonged to the banshee. The recordings were made by Michael and his partner Aileen Lambert and was funded and supported by the Arts Department of Wexford County Council and Taghmon Family Resource Centre.

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The Fall of the Leaf
 Folklore Collection, 
 21 mins, 2010

This collection of superstitious beliefs were recorded and produced by Michael between January and April 2010 with clients from Riada House Day Care (Tullamore), Clara Day Care (Clara), Ofalia Day Care (Edenderry), Birr Community Nursing Unit (Birr) and The Irish Wheelchair Association (Ballinagar). The collection was funded by an Arts Council ‘Commission Award’ and supported by Offaly County Council, Anam Beo and the HSE and launched in Birr Theatre and Arts Centre, Birr, Co. Offaly in May 2010.
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Bug Your Lace
 Folklore Collection,
 39 mins, 2011

Bug Your Lace is the title of this collection of folklore and gammon which was recorded as part of an intergenerational project conducted with traveller women and girls from Bunclody, Co. Wexford. The collection featured a short collection of practiced superstitions and beliefs as well as a comprehensive collection of gammon from the people involved. Produced as part of Wexford County Council’s ‘CWCAN’ Programme and FDYS Bunclody.

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Eggs in the Drills
 Folklore Collection, 
 24 mins, 2008

Eggs In The Drills is a collection of superstitious beliefs which were recorded in Cahir Day Care Centre, Cahir, Co. Tipperary, in April 2008.

The work was recorded by Michael as part of the 2008 Bealtaine Festival and was officially launched in Cahir Day Care Centre on Wednesday the 8th of May 2008. Supported by Tipperary County Council.

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A Walk in the May Dew
 Folklore Collection, 
 26 mins, 2007

A Walk in the May Dew is a collection of folklore which was recorded by artist Michael Fortune in Áras Mhuire Day Care Centre, Nenagh, Co. Tipperary in April 2007.

The DVD, which was produced as part of the 2007 Bealtaine Festival, features a rich treasure trove of memories and experiences, old customs and local lore from the North Tipperary area. The collection was officially launched in Nenagh Library in May 2007. 
 
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Half for You, Half for Me
 Folklore Collection, 
 25 mins, 2006

Half for You, Half for Me is a collection of superstitious beliefs from County Wexford relating to the month of May. 

This compilation is derived from two larger collections which were recorded in two centres for older people in Raheen and Castlebridge, County Wexford in 2006.

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Following the Whitethorn
 Folklore Collection
 60 mins, 2009

This is collection of ancient and contemporary superstitions and beliefs from people living in and around the town of Ballinrobe, Co. Mayo. It was  was recorded in peoples homes, day care centres and nursing homes and was produced between 2008 and 2009 as part of a Per Cent for Art Project which was commissioned by the Arts Department of Mayo County Council.

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Spoken Treasure
 Folklore Collection,
 43 mins, 2006

This is collection of ancient and contemporary superstitious beliefs and rituals related by people from the Castlebridge and Screen areas of Co. Wexford. The collection was recorded and produced by Michael with participants from Castlebridge Day Care Centre between September and November 2006. The DVD was produced with the support of Castlebridge Historical Society and the Library Department of Wexford County Council. A limited edition DVD was launched in Castlebridge in December 2006.

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My Grandfather Was 
 Taken By The Fairies
 Folklore Collection, 
 Six films, various durations, 2006

This six part recording centres on Fortune's mother, along with six different members of his family, as they relate superstitious accounts concerning other family members and neighbours. The recordings were made between 2005 and 2006 around the kitchen table in the family home. Although the stories are repeated in each recording, each account is individual and personalised depending on the interjection of his sisters or nieces. 

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Stoking the Embers
 Folklore Collection,
 Various durations, 2006

This DVD features a collection of folklore and stories told by various people from the Forth and Bargy districts of County Wexford. Each of the participant’s recordings vary in topic, ranging from the historical to the supernatural, from the factual to the fictional. The collection emerged from a LEADER funded ‘Folklore on Film Training Programme‘  conducted by Michael with a group of six adults in Rathangan Parish Hall, County Wexford. Featuring recordings  by: Liam Brennan, Ultan Cowley, Paul Dove, Fintan Murphy,
James Lawlor and Phyllis Lawlor.

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That’s what we were told
 anyway...
 Folklore Collection, 
 86 mins, 2006

This is a collection of folklore as told by people from the Raheen area of Co. Wexford. The collection was produced as part of Wexford County Council’s CWCAN Programme and  conducted by Michael with participants of the Raheen Active Retirement Group. Recrdings were conducted in July and August 2006 and a limited edition DVD collection was launched in Raheen Hall later that year in October 2006.

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That’s True, You Know
 Folklore Collection,
 Various durations, 2005

This collection was recorded by Michael in Grantstown Day Care Centre, Wellingtonbridge, Co. Wexford. The collection features accounts from the wider area which include Clongeen, Bannow, Carrick and Wellingtonbridge. A compilation was produced for the launch which was officially launched by Dr. Diarmaid Ó Muirithe in the centre on the 17th of May 2005. Supported by the Arts Department of Wexford County Council as part of their Bealtaine programme.

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JFK - New Perspectives
 Various durations, 2014

As part of the 'JFK 50 The Homecoming ' Programme,  the Arts Department of Wexford County Council commissioned artist/filmmaker Michael Fortune to produce a series of short films based on the un-documented histories and stories surrounding the visit of the late John F. Kennedy to Co. Wexford in June 1963. This brief, but highly influential visit to Wexford, left a lasting legacy on the history of county, in particular in the town of New Ross and its immediate surrounds. Since commissioned, Michael has produced a body of new short films that have unwrapped new stories and accounts from the history and folklore of the time. 

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Over the coming months more DVDs will be added to this list. These include:

We Invented Hallowe’en: Multiple DVD collection based on a Hallowe’en ritual from Co. Wexford.

Departures and Arrivals: Ten films produced in Rosslare Harbour in 2007 including Terminal Communication, The Sinnott Horde among others. Commissioned by Wexford County Council.

1916 Stories from Wexford: Short films based on untold 1916 related stories from Co. Wexford. Commissioned by Wexford County Council.

From Local Fields to Here and Now. Collection of films recorded with past players from Fern’s GAA Club. Commissioned by Wexford County Council and Ferns GAA.

An Anthology of Others: Compilation of 10 films produced in 2008 as part of a national touring programme of Michael’s work.

Once-off Interviews: Selection of once-off folklore related interviews. with people throughout county Wexford.

Plus: Selection of youth based project films made between 2005 and 2015.
The Banshee Lives in the  
 Handball Alley
 Folklore Collection, 
90 mins, 2004/2005

This a collection of local stories and superstitions as told by children from The Island and Moyross areas of Limerick City which was recorded by Michael Fortune and Aileen Lambert as part of Young EV+A and The Cuisle Poetry Festival in 2004 and 2005. Recordings took place in three local national schools. A DVD featuring both collection was produced and launched in the handball alley in St. Mary’s Park in March 2005. 500 DVD’s were produced and given for free to family and neighbours in the area.

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