36 episodes

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.

Dark and Twisty Tales: folk stories and fairy tales for the unafraid. Julia Norton

    • Performing Arts

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 Singing Bone

    The Singing Bone

    Like the earlier story I read Binnorie from the British Isles, this story also has a magical singing bone involved which identifies it's killer. Who could it be I wonder? I improvised a little tune for the poem in the story, one of my favorite things to do. It feels appropriately dark and plaintive. Enjoy!

    • 8 min
    The Stars In The Sky

    The Stars In The Sky

    When a little girl is just not satisfied unless she has the stars in the sky to play with...what could possibly go wrong?

    • 7 min
    My Own Self

    My Own Self

    Playing with fairies and fires...hmm that sounds like a plan.

    From Joseph Jacobs 'English Fairy Tales'

    The song at the end is called 'Fairy Frolic' from my album 'Lullaby Island' which you can download on amazon or itunes or here https://store.cdbaby.com/cd/nortonjulia

    • 9 min
    The Emperor's New Clothes

    The Emperor's New Clothes

    Who are you going to believe? Me, or your own lyin' eyes?

    • 11 min
    Sweetheart Roland - how sweet exactly?

    Sweetheart Roland - how sweet exactly?

    This Grimm's tale again has little to recommend it from a feminist standpoint, so I won't. However I think it's my third story in a row where I get to use my beheading sound effect and the first time I've added a dash of Bossa Nova as well as a celtic folk song snippet!

    Happy Halloween you lovely creepy people!

    If you like this podcast, pretty please write me a review! xxo 

    • 11 min
    BlueBeard

    BlueBeard

    Whether it's a telltale blue beard, horns, webbed hands or whatever...listen to your intuition. Sometimes there's more to a rave in the countryside than meets the eye.

    • 16 min

Customer Reviews

Xc2391 ,

Beautifully executed

A rare gem of a folktale podcast, I love it. Really engaging and colorful narration, high production value, and straight to the point. If only there were more storytelling podcasts of this quality! Julia’s voice is just the cherry on top, I’d listen to her read a phonebook

Steffie G. ,

Beautiful and creepy!

I adore this podcast, and would recommend it to anyone that loves good storytelling and beautiful singing. Julia, thank you for putting these stories out into the universe for all to enjoy.

I always draw ,

One of my favorites

Julia Norton brings every story to life in such a great manner. Her voice is so clear and articulate and her singing will charm you like a siren.

I found her podcast recently and compulsively listened to most of them in one go.

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