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
I’m really excited to announce an event coming up later this month, and a fascinating project I’ve been involved in since May. On Thurs 29th Jul, I’ll be leading storywalks at Hindhead Commons, Surrey, looking back at how human actions have shaped the landscape since the earliest times. This is is just one activity at … More FOOTPRINTS – tales of ecology and human impact in the Surrey Hills
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!
So, you remember me talking about recording a CD of favourite folk tales? Well, I’ve been back in the studio a couple of times since – including last week when I think finishing touches were put upon it! The recording includes five tales, from Sussex, Berkshire, North Wales and the mysterious depths of medieval myth. … More CD update – nearly done!
Hello all! Just to let you know of some exciting new events I’m involved in over the coming month or two: On Thurs 10th Jun (this week!) I’ll be part of an online session in the University of Sussex’s Festival of Ideas. Rave today! is a panel discussion by Sussex students and teaching staff, exploring … More Events coming up – online and in person!
So! I had a great time yesterday, going back to the ever-amazing Brighton Road Recording Studios, with the incredible co-owner/engineer Ali Gavan. The reason being, to record some of my favourite folktales for a forthcoming release! This plan has been on my mind since before lockdown: I wanted to record a selection of shorter tales … More CD and download on the way…!
Hi all! Apologies not to have posted in a while, BUT: I’ve been busy working on LOTS of stuff, and have LOTS of news to share with you! The stars have all aligned and this May is now packed with gigs – and some really exciting ones at that. Not only have I kindly been … More Gigs agogo – and Online Game!
Hi all; if you want more thoughts on the cultural and social role of stories and storytelling, I’ve contributed to a podcast! Technecast is the official podcast by researchers at Techne Doctoral Training Partnership (who are kindly funding the PhD which I started this academic year), and I was very gratified to be asked to … More Podcast! Hear me musing on stories, environment and PhD studies
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