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8 JULY

CARYS NANT CARFAN

WITH TAMAR WILLAIMS

Tamar tells the tale of Carys Nant Carfan. Our conversation explored Tamar’s own journey from theatre and acting into the world of professional storytelling.

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5 AUGUST

WEM THE DOG

WITH JAKE EVANS

Jake is passionate about the natural world, and his stories are inspired by his interest in animals and landscapes. Today he tells us the story of Wem the Dog.

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9 SEPTEMBER

THE MAKERS OF DREAMS

WITH DANIEL ALLISON

We discuss Daniel’s desire to revive Scottish folklore in the popular consciousness, the success of his recent book, and the inspiration and vision behind his online school of storytelling.

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Welcome to Lore & Legend - telling stories the way they're meant to be told!

 

Lore and Legend combines the magic of myth, legend and folklore with the power of Traditional Storytelling and Audio Drama in one dynamic show. Drawing on world folklore and mythology, each new podcast series explores a new anthology of stories drawn from the world's myth cycles.

 

With regular stories and guest tellers from the contemporary UK storytelling scene.

DANIEL ALLISON

Daniel is a Scottish storyteller and podcaster who has travelled and lived all over the world, from the jungles of Peru and Uganda to the mountains of Nepal and deserts of Mexico. His performances weave together stories from indigenous cultures with Celtic legends, Norse myths and music.

     He coaches storytellers through The Roundhouse, a world-first online school for oral storytellers.

KAT QUARTMASS

Kat is a storytelling consultant and a user story researcher, who draws from her past experiences with traditional storytelling to help businesses solve communication problems and transform their client interactions.

      On the show Kat shares how the building blocks of storytelling are right there at the foundation of her work with storytelling in the contemporary world.

TAMAR WILLIAMS

Tamar is a bilingual storyteller, telling stories in Welsh and English.  She grew up hearing the myths and legends told of in Mabinogion, but only much later was she introduced to the world of storytelling as a contemporary performance art form.

     In 2013 she won the National Storyteller of the Year competition, launching her into a career as a storyteller.

DAISY BLACK

   Daisy is a Lecturer in English     Literature at the University of Wolverhampton, and for her research specializes in late medieval drama. 

   As a theatre practitioner and storyteller, her projects include performances of the Bayeux Tapestry; Broken Shells and Unruly Woman - a collection of medieval stories about women defying the restrictions placed on them by their class and gender.

AMY DOUGLAS

Amy first discovered storytelling at the age of 14 and became a devotee of the art, broadening her knowledge, experience and skills as a storyteller and launching a career promoting and celebrating the art form. 
  She was a founder of the Tales at the Edge storytelling club and the FATE storytelling festival, and was Director of the Society for Storytelling for two years.

JASON BUCK

Jason specialises in dark fairytales that blend dark magic and uplifting love themes. Jason’s stories are told in the oldest and best ways – as live storytelling performances for modern audiences.

          He has performed across the UK and mainland Europe, blending traditional and contemporary motifs, vocal sound effects and pure, unadulterated fantasy.

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MICHAEL LEVY

Michael's musical mission is to create an entirely new musical genre of 'New Ancestral Music' - dedicated to reintroducing  recreated lyres, ancient musical modes and intonations, back into the modern musical world. His music is featured in season two, The Gates of Dream.

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ROBERT BENTALL

Robert is a composer, performer and researcher working with electroacoustic music. His works,  hybridise ambient, folk, dance, improvised and experimental music.  He composed Lore & Legend's theme music and much of the music for our first series  Strange Britannia.

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SEIKILO

Artists from this unique museum of reconstructed ancient Greek and world  instruments in Thessaloniki are recreating the music of the ancient lyre for modern audiences. Their music is featured in season two, The Gates of Dream.

ELLIE BURTON

Ellie is a music teacher, composer and environmental enthusiast living in Sheffield. She is at her most content when surrounded by forests, folk music and furry creatures. Her music is featured in The Curse of Pantannas and The Hart & The Hind.

CALEB HENESSY

Caleb is a composer from New Hampshire in the USA. He loves making Medieval and Ancient inspired music as well as soundtracks, orchestration and video game music. His music is featured in The Blue Rose and season two The Gates of Dream.

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