Hi all! How are you doing? I hope you’re doing okay and finding plenty to keep you cheery. I’ve had a wonderful rest over August – although I’ve fitted in some interesting visits to locations of stories AND contributed to a very interesting lefty heritage/local history project, both of which I shall post about asap…! … More First gigs of the autumn!
Book now for Footprints storywalks at the Devil’s Punchbowl tomorrow! I’ll be leading you through the history of human interaction with the landscape, from the deepest past to modern times, with a good strong dash of folklore and myth thrown in. … More History and prehistory in Hindhead tomorrow!
On top of my Crecganford interview, one of my stories has been picked up by East London Radio for Tony Cranston’s Talking Stories show! It’s out now to listen online here. I tell a tale from Sussex fairy lore, and there’s plenty of other fascinating stuff from other storytellers too. Enjoy!
I did an interview recently for the fantastic Crecganford YouTube channel! You can watch it below. We had a great time chatting about the possible prehistoric beliefs behind British and Irish medieval tales: I got to share some of my speculations about the roots of British Isles folklore, and along the way we had a … More New Interview on British Myths
New album Land, Sea and Sky available to PRE-ORDER! Folk tales and myths from the British isles. Buy before 30th Jul for a free extra story! … More PRE-ORDER my new CD/download NOW!
Hello folks! This week I had the pleasure – and the honour – of being interviewed for the Crecganford YouTube channel, on the subject of storytelling itself! It was fantastic fun. We covered how I got into storytelling, how to practice telling stories, what stories MEAN to society, and LOADS more – and talked about … More Two new videos! An interview, and a tale
This Friday I’m doing a session at a local school for children with social, emotional and behavioural difficulties, to celebrate their Roald Dahl day. It’s a very exciting prospect, but also a little daunting for me: after all, mostly I tell old legends and folktales; it’s actually quite a sideways step to focus on material … More Celebrating a true storyteller
Well, it was a lot to cram in, and family commitments and car problems only added to the adventure; but I think I just had some of the best gigs of my life. The Time Travel Treasure Hunt at Hangleton’s Our Place on Saturday was an amazing success. The whole event was fantastic, the weather … More Wow. What a weekend…
So as we slide into a glorious sunny spring weekend, it’s just hit me: where has May gone?! (That’s not a reflection on the current UK news, either; I’m honestly surprised to find we’re nearly at the end of the month already.) I suspect part of the answer is that I’ve been a blur of … More Maps, Time Machine,Comics, Hat; GO.
Hello all! Sorry it’s been a little while since I’ve posted anything – but it’s certainly not because I’ve been idle. The Marriage of Njord and Skadi launch gig was WONDERFUL – thanks a million to Katy Rodda, Dryadic, Rachel Levy, the Jolly Brewer pub, and most of all my mucker Simon Russell for a … More News, reviews and COMING GIGS!