Going out in style: Keening, neo-pagan funerals, Amulet Project


Folklorist and historian, Dr Jenny Butler, shares some insights into Irish funeral traditions and the practice of keening and why it was frowned upon by the 19th century Catholic hierarchy. We also explore the lineage from pre-history into contemporary pagan funeral rites. Dr Butler explains the power of the symbol and her work with the Amulet Project – helping women with the traumatic loss of a child.


Duration: 27:25