THE FLEA & THE FORGOTTEN FAIRYTELLERS
WITH NICHOLAS JUBBER
Nick Jubber tells the 'Tale of the Flea' and shares his travels across Europe in pursuit of 7 forgotten storytellers, the subject of his latest book on the history of myths and fairytales.
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.
Nicholas Jubber is a writer and traveller with a passion for the history of myths and fairytales, and nomadic cultures. A winner of the Dolman Travel Book Award, he has written for The Guardian, The Telegraph and BBC Online. His plays have been performed at the Edinburgh Festival, the Finborough Theatre and the Actor's Centre. He has written five books - his latest, The Fairy Tellers, was published in January 2022.
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.
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.
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.
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 taking their first steps into performance.
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.
New Zealand born and London based, Finnegan's music is an attempt to translate the power of nature into sound, and the story of human being into song. Thundering basses made using trains, synths made from sealions and rivers and raw vocals collide in his dark folk inspired songs. His cover of The Hunting of the Wren is featured in Part IV of the Lore & Legend Christmas Special.
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.
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 Lore & Legend 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 Lore & Legend 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.