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20 DECEMBER

THE KNIGHT &
THE CHERRY TREE

CHRISTMAS SPECIAL · PART I

A Knight famed for his generosity and for his Christmas feasts falls on hard times and is left with nothing.  Until a miracle occurs...

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23 DECEMBER

THE KNIGHTS WHO STOLE CHRISTMAS

CHRISTMAS SPECIAL · PART IV

King Arthur's festive merriment is disturbed by the revelation that someone has been stealing from his Treasury, and have left behind an unfortunate gift...

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21 DECEMBER

THE EAGLE & THE WREN

CHRISTMAS SPECIAL · PART II

When God created the world, he decided that the Kingdom of Birds requires a Monarch. The mighty Eagle finds he has an unlikely contender for the crown...

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22 DECEMBER

THE HUNTING OF
THE WREN

CHRISTMAS SPECIAL · PART III

A repentant brigand lands on the Isle of Man, and finds the Island is ruled by one of the Old Gods, the Fey Queen known as Tehi Tegi...

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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.

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CHRIS SISSONS

Chris Sissons is a marketing coach, using stories to open up business development in surprising ways. Chris has always loved stories and these days strides the streets of Sheffield always on the lookout for a new story.  He was a Community Development Worker for 30 years. He runs Telling Stories: Making Business, storytelling for business owners, helping them develop their business through the power of story.

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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.

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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.

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KAT QUATERMASS

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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