~ A gift to you from Tom and Rhonda ~
Insight into the creation and meaning of this haunting Eynhallow holy island trilogy is in Tom's blog for Orkney Museum.
Recorded in Orkney's wonderful Kirbuster Farm Museum, Tom tells The Hogboon of Helliehowe and Fara play "Hogboon Hoolie" created especially for this Orkney folktale.
A story of lost love from the Orkney island of North Ronaldsay
Showing how stories develops, this is a version of a story that I recorded earlier, but collected 1,000 years after the first one.
This is an epic Scottish Travellers tale which follows the adventures of Jack the Fool, who seeks his fortune ... and finds it.
The story is nearly two hours long, so you might want to listen to it in bits.
A strange selkie story from the Orkney island of Graemsay
A Scottish folk tale showing that good advice can be worth far more than money
A folk tale from Orkney about a man shipwrecked on Shetland who wanted to be home for Christmas
A folk tale from Iceland about a woman who was actually the queen of Elfland under a curse
A Scottish folk tale about a clever girl who must outwit a giant
A Scottish Traveller tale from Duncan Williamson about a creature who is half man and half hedgehog
A much loved, classic Norwegian folk tale
A well known classic English fairy tale about a boy, some beans and a giant
An English folk tale ~ be careful what you beg for when building a house!
An English folk tale and the first story that I ever told, 50 years ago
Mermaid image (Rhonda's pages) and storyteller image (Tom's pages), and all other illustrations except where noted are here by the courtesy of our dear friend - Stromness author, artist and historian, Bryce Wilson MBE, who owns all copyrights. Thanks, Bryce!