Listen to Chloë here…
- Studio recording and editing by Erin Holden, Fae Folk Music Studios, October 2010 and January 2011
The Seven Fishermen of Venice 7 mins 15 secs
Spooky tale from the city of masks. Strangely it’s not a short story by Italo Calvino; it was told to me at a storytelling festival by a man in a dark coat and a red scarf. Somehow I lost his name and, despite the storytelling community being very small in the UK, nobody seems to know who he was.
(Recorded October 2010)
Contains very mild horror. Rating PG.
Babushka 11 mins 3 secs
A tender retelling of a beautiful winter folktale from old Russia. An audience favourite in Chloë’s ‘Festive Fables’ show.
Suitable for all ages and family listening.
- Animated film version below!
A Sulky Sun Goddess (Amateratsu + Susanawe) 14 mins 41 secs
A quarrel between Japanese sun goddes Amateratsu and her younger brother Susanawe, god of oceans, earthquakes and storms, is nearly the end of the world… Only a bit of outrageous cheek can save the day!
This story contains a violent incident + humorous adult references, and is not suitable for young children. By the way, you might know other versions of the names, and ways to say them – I had to choose one!
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Hallowe’en Rain 4 mins 8 secs
A tall dark stranger makes a young man’s fantasy come true. Urban legend!
Contains mild adult references. Rating PG.
The Wonderful Wood 15 mins 12 secs
A very old story from the county of Warwickshire (UK) with startling modern resonances. Greed and violence, quick thinking and wild magic.
Contains adult references and violence/horror. Strongly advised rating PG.
CHRISTMAS SPECIAL : THE LEGEND OF BABUSHKA 10 mins 31 secs
Classic winter legend from Russia. Young film maker Henry Fothergill designed and built the sets, then storyboarded, designed and made this stop motion animation over about 3 years, between major school exams. In 2015 Henry graduated from the renowned Bournemouth University film course. One to watch! www.henryfothergill.com
– I provided the narration
– Doreen (Granny) Fothergill made the tiny costumes! Gill Fothergill (mum) knitted the bedspread.
Midnight Storytellers title, Agent Green the Dragon Whisperer
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