This is a bi-monthly podcast featuring songs and stories from some lesser known fairy tales and folk stories. Stories which lean toward the grisly and unnerving, stories which might help us deal with the ogres and wicked step mothers in our own lives.
The Buried Moon
How dark does it need to get before you miss the light?
When the moon gets curious and snagged on a branch and then dragged into the bog by witches and bogles ... yeah that.
The Adventures of Chanticleer and Partlet - A foul guide to not pulling your own weight.
Chanticleer a canny rooster and his wife Partlet, have adventures, that usually involve nuts, carts, deceit, slavery, violence, cannibalism and death. I also have no idea what Mr. Korbes did to deserve that. Do you?
The Raven - a bewitched Princess, feckless queen and food driven giant.
Welcome to the first episode of Season Three!
Mom, needs a nap, hero can't stop snacking and a bewitched Princess can't stop spinning around and around her glass mountain... hmmm sound familiar?
The Frog King or Faithful Heinrich
Less frog kissing and more frog splatting really and then at the end a weirdly obsessed servant has been to the blacksmiths...
Hans My Hedgehog
Come on, who can resist a story about a half boy, half hedgehog, who rides a cockerel and plays the bagpipes?
Credit must be given to my husband, son and his friend for providing pig noises in this episode and to 'FreeSound' and 'digifishmusic', 'Inchadney' and 'luis-audp' for their various piping recordings. xox
The Musicians of Bremen
A not very dark or twisty episode this week, but a favorite of mine since childhood. The darkness I suppose lies in the fact that all these animals were going to get starved, drowned or decapitated because they had been deemed to old to be useful. I love the fact that they decide to start a band in their golden years...they're not the first and they won't be the last!