THE BLACK PRINCE
WITH KAT QUATERMASS
Kat Quatermass shares the tale of a young boy who sacrifices the wrong things in pursuit of his beloved's heart, and her work as a storytelling consultant.
TALES FROM THE RIVER SEVERN
WITH AMY DOUGLAS
Amy Douglas shares tales of the River Severn, the longest river in Britain, and explores the relationship between story, community and the land.
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.
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.
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 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.
Carmel is a storyteller: her lively stories include traditional folktales and stories from her own life. She co-runs The Story Forge, a storytelling club at the Fat Cat in Sheffield and she teaches storytelling to children and adults. She also performs with Flying Teddy Bears.
Yorkshire Folk Tales for Children is Carmel’s first book published by The History Press in 2018.
Tim Ralphs is a storyteller and active exponent of narrative in art. He also works as a public engagement consultant connecting academic researchers with non-specialists.
His storytelling is rooted in the oral tradition: The craft of a speaker weaving language and gesture to entrance an audience and bring a tale to life.
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 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.
Sara Pearl is a writer and researcher in English Literature, Fiction, Theory of Narrative, Poetry, Theatre Directing, Screenwriting and Psychology.
She has been inspired by her father’s ghost stories, her mother’s family histories, and her maternal grandfather’s love of local folklore and folk tales.
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.
Graham is a performance storyteller and storytelling event organiser based in Birmingham in the West Midlands. With a unique flair for imagination and adventure, he brings storytelling to life through his work with schools, libraries and museums.
Graham takes pride in training storytellers, offering advice and guidance to those who look to give stories to others.
Simon Heywood completed a PhD on contemporary storytelling at Sheffield University’s National Centre for English Cultural Tradition in 2001 and has lectured in creative writing at Derby University since 1996.
He has toured nationally and internationally in live and contemporary storytelling, and created original commissions for storytelling festivals.
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.
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.
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 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 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.