A collection of mysterious and fascinating stories about Fairies, told in a unique and original way by storyteller Clare Viner. The stories Clare tells are never written down, so they are never fixed. Each telling is new and spontaneous - like Chinese whispers the stories change a little each time they are told. Things get forgotten and new bits added in; this is the real magic of storytelling, like the breath that tells the tales, the stories themselves are alive, they cannot be pinned like butterflies. So the tales you hear sparkle with spontaneity - like life they are exquisite and unpolished. Listen to them once or twice then recreate them yourself. Let the story change and come alive again, on the pulse of your breath.
The Magic Cooking Pot
An old Scottish folktale.
If you had a magic pot that gave you any food you wanted, what would you choose? And would you mind if the fairy folk came skipping into your house every evening and morning to collect it? This is the tale of one man who did mind...
This is an old Gypsy story collected in Northumberland. As you listen to the story you will find that about half way through...you start to recognise the tale. It is a story that you will have heard before, a well loved fairy tale, but never quite like this!
Abraham Stocker and the Pixies
A mysterious and eerie tale of the pixies scorned.
The story was originally written in Somerset dialect and had been collected from a local man on the Blackdown Hills in Somerset. Download and start listening now!