30 JANUARY 2020
STEEL CITY TALES
GUEST EPISODE · WITH SIMON HEYWOOD
Simon Heywood shares the tales of a ghoulish Barghest that stalked Lore & Legend's home city of Sheffield (the UK's 'Steel City'), and a blind fiddler with a puzzling request. Rick interviews Simon about his career as a lecturer and storyteller, and the rich roots of storytelling in local history and folk culture around the world. Plus, hear Yorkshire folk singer Ray Hearne perform the political protest songs of the eighteenth-century Sheffield filecutter and ballad singer Joseph Mather!
Visit the website of folk singer Ray Hearne, whose music is featured in this episode, at www.rayhearne.co.uk. Check out his his latest album Umpteen, and read about his work on the ballads of Joseph Mather.
Simon Heywood and Damien Barker's South Yorkshire Folk Tales is available from Amazon.co.uk. You can also read an interview with Simon about the book in Now Then Magazine.
Lore & Legend Series Themes composed and performed by Robert Bentall.
Music performed by Yorkshire folk singer Ray Hearne:
Track: Norfolk Street Riots from The Songs of Jospeh Mather by Ray Hearne | Used With Permission
Additional sound effects sourced from Freesound.org.