Tuesday, 19 October 2010

Story Telling part 2

Story telling takes many different guises, most often it is referred to as a child's past time, but I think stories are for everyone. Once upon a time those stories and histories were passed on from generation to generation by word of mouth,  and by some right characters, just as colourful as the stories they spun and wove magic into for a keen and  anticipatory audience until it was transfered by pen and ink to paper.  I think that is why a lot of us read so much becuase we love a good story and it is a form of escapism.  I still love listening to stories or dramatisations on the radio when I get the time, as listening or reading helps you create your own magic in your mind's eye, and each of us sees things differently.

The most common guise is telling a story to a child, either making one up or reading from a book.  But there are also different genres poetry being another medium.  When I was at school I loved reading poetry; one of  my favourite poems was the Highwayman and another was the Lady of Shallot. I was therefore very surprised and pleased to find both poems have been set to music by Loreena McKennitt. This puts yet another spin on a rich heritage of storytelling, a Celtic one at that and the Celt runs deep in all of us native to this country of mixed and wonderful olde world magic.


I find Loreena's music very different very soothing very vibrant I hope you enjoy her music as much as I do



  1. Hi Tricia :)

    I just love Loreena, beautiful voice. Funnily enough I have a post about half written atm which will address storytelling, if only slightly, brought about by a book I was reading.

    Hope that you're feeling better than you were a few posts back (just catching up online after hols).

    Take good care~


  2. blessings of samhain to you tricia

    Leanne x


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