The Heart of Wexford
 Folklore Collection, 
 Various durations, 2015

This collection of 19 films was  recorded from 1st and 2nd years people from Colasite Abbain in Adamstown, Co. Wexford.These stories, many ancient in their origins, combined with contemporary references and the storyteller's own character, highlight the incredibly rich oral history which still exists in County Wexford to this day.
And another thing is...
 Folklore Collection, 
 Approx. 14mins each, 2014

This collection is derived from various collections which were recorded by Michael in counties Wexford, Offaly and Mayo between 2005 and 2008. This collection was compiled in August 2014 for a screening in Catalyst Arts, Belfast. Since this was produced, a three minute version has also been compiled.
Never pick a go-go off 
 the ground
 Folklore Collection, 
 10 mins, 2010

This is a short collection 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 and never picking it up as it may have belonged to the banshee.
Bud Mack’s Hill
 Folklore Collection, 
 8 mins, 2012

This short collection was recorded from young people from Co. Cavan during the summer of 2012. The recordings were produced for Trans-Art Cavan and funded by The International Fund for Ireland, The Arts Council and Cavan County Council. Project was launched in the Cavan Institute in Cavan town on the 4th of August 2012.
Half for You, Half for Me
 Folklore Collection, 
 26 mins, 2007

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 entitled which were recorded in two centres for older people in Raheen and Castlebridge, County Wexford in 2006.
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.
Following the Whitethorn
 Folklore Collection
 Approx. 20mins each, 2009

This three-part work focuses on a collection of ancient and contemporary superstitions and beliefs from people living in and around the town of Ballinrobe, Co. Mayo. Produced between 2008 and 2009 as part of a Per Cent for Art Programme which was commissioned by Mayo County Council.
The Banshee Lives in the  
 Handball Alley
 Folklore Collection, 
 Various durations, 2004/2005

This is a collection of local stories and superstitions as told by children from The Island and Moyross areas of Limerick City. The collection was recorded by Michael and Aileen Lambert as part of Young EV+A and The Cuisle Poetry Festival in 2004 and 2005 and was launched in March 2005, in the handball alley which featured in the children’s stories.
That’s True, You Know
 Folklore Collection,
 Various durations, 2005

This is a collection was recorded by Michael in Grantstown Day Care Centre, Wellingtonbridge, Co. Wexford. 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.
My Grandfather Was 
 Taken By The Fairies
 Folklore Collection, 
 Six Films, various durations, 2006

My Grandfather was taken by the Fairies is the title of a six-part recording that centres on Fortune’s mother, along with six different members of his family, relating superstitious accounts concerning other family members and neighbours.  Recording took place between October 2005 and August 2006 in rural County Wexford.
That’s what we were told
 Folklore Collection, 
 various durations, 2006

This is a collection of folklore as told by people from the Raheen area of Co. Wexford. The collection emerged from a Wexford County Council funded residency conducted by Michael with participants of the Raheen Active Retirement Group.
Spoken Treasure
 Folklore Collection,
 Various durations, 2006

Spoken Treasure is a collection of ancient and contemporary uperstitious beliefs and rituals as told by people from the Castlebridge area of Co. Wexford. The collection was recorded and produced by Michael with participants from Castlebridge Day Care Centre between Sept. and Nov. 2006.
The Long Grass and
 The High Walls
 Folklore Collection, 
 Approx 22 mins, 2012

This collection of folklore stems from recordings undertaken in a five Catholic, Protestant and Co-education primary schools throughout counties Donegal and Derry  between June 2010 and 2011 and was commissioned by The Regional Cultural Centre, Letterkenny and The Nerve Centre, Derry.
Bug Your Lace
 Folklore Collection
 Various durations, 2011

This collection was recorded as part of an intergenerational project conducted with travellers women and girls from Bunclody, Co. Wexford. The collection featured a wealth of superstitions and beliefs as well as a comprehensive collection of ‘gammon’ and traditional songs from the people involved. Supported by Wexford County Council and FDYS.
Never give away 
 on the First of May
 Folklore Collection, 
 26 mins, 2008

This collection is derived from various collections which were recorded by Michael in counties Wexford and Tipperary between 2005 and 2008. This collection was compiled in November 2008 for a presentation at Roinn an Bhéaloidis/Department of Folklore & Ethnology at University College Cork, Ireland.
The Fall of the Leaf
 Folklore Collection, 
 25 mins, 2010

This collection of superstitious beliefs were recorded by Michael throughout Co. Offaly in 2010. Recording took place in Tullamore, Birr, Clara, Edenderry and Ballingar. The collection was funded by an Arts Council ‘Commission Award’ and supported by Offaly County Council, Anam Beo and the HSE.

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