Fairy Tales. Fantastic Fictions. Myths & Legends…these are what may be called “Celtic Stories,” which were handed down for centuries by word of mouth by professional story-tellers, who went about from clachan to clachan in the “Highlands and Islands,” earning a night’s shelter by giving a night’s entertainment.
“…This is a lovely set of stories for all ages that captures the tradition of Scottish story-telling for future generations. As I have come to expect from Spokenworld, the production on the audio is excellent and the music very well chosen. This collection would make a lovely gift for children of any age or just a great excuse to get back into listening to traditional bedtime stories.” – 8/10 The Cult Den
A collection of 28 Scottish fairy tales, perfect for children (and adults) of all ages.
These stories (which are also common to the North of Ireland), are wild and fantastic, with every flavour of Scotland throughout. They tell of heroes and heroines who set out on dangerous quests, giants and monsters, fairy folk and other mythical creatures, strange other-lands and mysterious meetings. They have a peculiar Celtic fascination of their own and they are quite distinct from the more traditional (Grim style) Fairy Tales.
These tales, in Scotland, have also a character of their own, for there is no country where the existence of Spirits and Goblins has been so implicitly believed in, up to a comparatively recent date.
From morality tales to spooky stories, these 28 fascinating fictions are performed with energy and amazing characterisation by Steven Cree, one of the UK’s most versatile actors, star the US hit TV series Outlander, A Discovery of Witches, Terminator: Dark Fate, 200, John Carter, Malificent and much more.
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