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Welcome to Lore and Legend, bringing you myths, legends, fables from world folklore and mythology. We tell stories the way they’re meant to be told, in the style of traditional storytelling, and enriched with traditional music and dramatic audio work. Every season brings a new theme and new stories. Join hosts Rick Scott, Sebastian Odell and guest tellers from the UK storytelling scene.

| Keep up to date with the podcast by visiting www.loreandlegend.co.uk and following us on Facebook and Twitter.

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Welcome to Lore and Legend, bringing you myths, legends, fables from world folklore and mythology. We tell stories the way they’re meant to be told, in the style of traditional storytelling, and enriched with traditional music and dramatic audio work. Every season brings a new theme and new stories. Join hosts Rick Scott, Sebastian Odell and guest tellers from the UK storytelling scene.

| Keep up to date with the podcast by visiting www.loreandlegend.co.uk and following us on Facebook and Twitter.

    When Truth Met Story · With Graham Langley

    When Truth Met Story · With Graham Langley

    Meet Rick's storytelling mentor, Graham Langley, who shares a feast of stories with us today, including the tale of Turondot, the sagas of Enoch and Eli, and what really happened When Truth Met Story.  Graham is a performance storyteller and storytelling event organiser based in Birmingham in the West Midlands. With a unique flair for imagination and adventure, he brings storytelling to life through his work with schools, libraries and museums.

    | Discover more about Graham's work on his website at https://www.grahamlangleystoryteller.co.uk/

    | Learn more about the Traditional Arts Team and its work in Birmingham and the West Midlands at https://www.tradartsteam.co.uk/ or follow them on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/groups/TradArtsTeam/

    | Lore & Legend Themes by Robert Bentall. Additional sounds and sound effects from Freesound.org. Visit the website for full credits. 

    || Episode Blog Post: https://www.loreandlegend.co.uk/when-truth-met-story
    || Keep up to date with the podcast by visiting www.loreandlegend.co.uk and following us on Facebook and Twitter.
    || Website: https://www.loreandlegend.co.uk
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    Good Stories for Hard Times - The Modern Decameron

    Good Stories for Hard Times - The Modern Decameron

    In Boccaccio's 14th century story collection, ‘the Decameron’, a group of friends hunkered down in a villa to wait out the plague. They passed the time by telling stories. Ten characters told a story each over ten days, with one person acting as story monarch for that day.  To bring some light to these similarly lurgy-ridden times, medievalist Daisy Black has co-ordinated a modern Decameron of tales. Storytellers old and new from across the world have united to share their tales over a period of ten days.  

    Ten days of ten stories.  A hundred messages of hope and solidarity.  

    The stories will be uploaded on Facebook and Youtube.
    Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/groups/3049501975089576/
    YouTube channel:  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCzUzlu6LWoTODcgfCfEm1wg/about  

    Like Boccaccio’s tellers, we have dutifully included breaks for Sundays and for our tellers to do their chores. Join us on the following days for an epic online storytelling festival which would make Boccaccio’s biggest fanboy, Geoffrey Chaucer, weep with awe.  

    The 27th, 29th, 30th, 31st of March / The 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 6th, 7th of April  

    Can’t wait for us to begin? Check out the original Decameron here:  https://www.brown.edu/Departments/Italian_Studies/dweb/texts/DecShowText.php?myID=proem&lang=eng 

    Questions? Contact Daisy at d.black3@wlv.ac.uk


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    The Blue Rose · St. Valentine's Day Special

    The Blue Rose · St. Valentine's Day Special

    A  war-weary King unexpectedly finds a Queen and soulmate.  But when  tragedy befalls them, what unhallowed powers will he turn to in his  quest to get her back?

    The Blue Rose is an original fairytale from writer Sara Pearl, interpreted and performed by Rick Scott.

    This episode of Lore & Legend comes to you thanks to the contributions of our Patreon subscribers Christy Carson and Paul Jackson; thank you for your generosity and your enthusiasm for our stories. 

    The music featured in this episode includes the Lore & Legend themes by Robert Bentall, and ‘Mourning of the Roses’ and other tracks by composer Caleb Hennessy.  You can follow Caleb and his work on social media:

    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/calebhennessyscompositions

    Twitter: https://twitter.com/CalebH_Artist

    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/calebhennessycomposer/?hl=en

    YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/slavetofreedom216/videos?fbclid=IwAR1B6piDXpGNb-L61MVUf-jwzVeJT3eTo5qeoQAoWtbChCxEaBZbuDJF8wE

    Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/0rVck1q8myHTANStSKadS3?si=vFSLN70PTKeusCgPFiTxVg

    Audio work and sound effects sourced from the community at Freesound.org. Full audio credits can be found on our website. Verses from traditional folk ballad ‘The Nut Brown Maid’, and from the poetry of John Donne were read by Rick Scott.




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    Steel City Tales · With Simon Heywood

    Steel City Tales · 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!  

    || Episode Blog Post: https://www.loreandlegend.co.uk/steel-city-tales
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    || Website: https://www.loreandlegend.co.uk
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    A Message for New Year

    A Message for New Year

    A Seasonal message from the Lore and Legend team.

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    The Green Knight · Christmas Special · Part III

    The Green Knight · Christmas Special · Part III

    At  the Christmas Feast in the Court of King Arthur,  none may touch a  morsel of food or drink before some wondrous tale is told, or some  marvellous deed is performed; the  time has finally come to feast, but before King Arthur and his Court  can go to their food, their revels are disturbed by an unexpected and  most unlikely guest...

    || Keep up to date with the podcast by visiting www.loreandlegend.co.uk and following us on Facebook and Twitter and YouTube. Full audio credits available at loreandlegend.co.uk.


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