About Richard Marsh

1950s – Will-O-Way Apprentice Theater, Bloomfield Hills, Michigan: actor, stage manager, lighting technician; resident poet Tantrum coffee house

1960s – radio presenter WQRS-FM, Detroit, Michigan; founder Detroit Folklore Society; columnist and feature-writer, Manistique Pioneer-Tribune, radio presenter WTIQ, Manistique, Michigan.

1970s – reporter and managing editor, The Paper, Detroit, Michigan; writer and managing editor, Directions Magazine, Miami, Florida; contributing editor, Key West Guide; reporter and associate editor, Solares Hill newspaper; publisher-editor Pocket Poetry and Pocket Poetry Press; freelance journalist and photographer; book, film and theatre reviewer, racetrack groom and pony boy (see pic below).

1980s – freelance or staff journalist for newspapers, magazines and radio; magazine managing editor in Dublin, Ireland; staff radio presenter TTTR, Dublin (see below); freelance presenter national radio station RTÉ.

1990s – English as a Foreign Language (EFL) teacher; freelance writer for print and RTÉ radio; radio presenter Anna Livia community station; Legendary Tours guide, storyteller, author.

2000 – present – Legendary Tours guide, storyteller, author, film and television extra (see pic below).


Again in Complete Steel (poetry), 1975

Facets (poetry), 1992

Au Pair in Ireland (non-fiction), Prentice Hall International, 1996; second edition 2012 (ebook)
(More Au Pair in Ireland excerpts and reviews)

The Legends and Lands of Ireland (traditional stories), 2004

Tales of the Wicklow Hills (non-fiction), 2007

English Like It Is: Right, Wrong and Changing Usage (non-fiction), ebook 2009, updated 2017

Utmost Magpie (fiction), ebook 2009

These Things Happen (human-interest radio and magazine articles), ebook 2010

Spanish and Basque Legends (traditional stories), 2010

The Key Bearer Saga, ebooks: Earn Fire (2011) and The Shore of Two Worlds (2012) are the first two volumes of the mythological fantasy trilogy.

Irish King and Hero Tales (traditional stories), 2011

Irische Königs- und Heldensagen (German edition of the above), Edition Narrenflug, 2014 (OP)

The Secrets of Storytelling (translator) – (Los Secretos del Cuentacuentos by Beatriz Montero), 2012

Once a Hero (novel in the form of a screenplay), 2012

A Blirt to the End and Other Stories (ebook, 13 short stories), 2012

Over the Wall to the Trinity Ball and other poems (ebook, 34 poems), 2012

Meath Folk Tales (print), Meath Folk Tales (ebook), The History Press Ireland, 2013

Hellhounds and Hero Horses: Beasts of Myth and Legend, ebook and print, Legendary Books, 2020

The Haunted Harp, children’s novel, Mazgeen Press, 2021 ebook and print


Saints and Gore and Fairy Lore: Irish and Basque Legends, 1997
The Tower of Breogán and Other Tales from Ireland and Spain, 2003


The Folklore of Ireland Society, Irish Actors’ Equity, Society of Authors, Dublin Yarnspinners, Storytellers of Ireland (Aos Scéal Éireann), Red Internacional de Cuentacuentos (International Storytelling Network), Writers in Schools.

Photo by Isabel Severing

With Val at Tropical Park Race Course, Miami, 1970s

TTTR (Tallaght Terenure Templeogue Rathfarnham) independent Dublin country and Irish radio station, 1983. I’m wearing my 20-year-old quilted lumberjack waistcoat. The TTTR studio was cold.

King’s Councillor in The Tudors

One response to “About Richard Marsh

  1. Janice Goudreau Ekblad

    I used to baby sit for Richard and his wife Carol when they lived in Manistique Michigan. She was a teacher at the local elementary school. They both taught guitar and banjo lessons. He worked at the local radio station, She was one of my favorite teachers. She had a wonderful singing voice as did he. Just wondering what ever became of the two and wouldn’t mind getting in touch with them.

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