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A Cornucopia Of Tales and Tellers

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Storytellers from all around the world join us to tell their favourite tales. Join us for tales of wonder, might, magic, folklore and history as we head to every corner of the earth, every period in history and even into the otherworlds.

Storytellers from all around the world join us to tell their favourite tales. Join us for tales of wonder, might, magic, folklore and history as we head to every corner of the earth, every period in history and even into the otherworlds.

Location:

United States

Description:

Storytellers from all around the world join us to tell their favourite tales. Join us for tales of wonder, might, magic, folklore and history as we head to every corner of the earth, every period in history and even into the otherworlds.

Language:

English


Episodes

Storytellers Debate - To Change or Update Tales?

7/1/2022
This week we have not one, not two, but six storytellers and/or storytelling teachers online to discuss a point we raised in our last episode - should we change, edit or update our tales to fit with the current zeitgeist or feeling of the times? Alan and Simona were very pleased to be joined by Enedina Sanna, David Heathfield, Manuela Kelly and Jackie Ross to discuss storytelling, tradition, mythology and what we would or wouldn't tell. Enjoy. ----more---- A Cornucopia of Tales and...

Duration:00:51:45

Podcast Project Update

6/27/2022
Just a short update on the project and podcast. As we're both teachers, the podcast does take time, effort, energy as well as funds to host the podcast services. That's why we have launched a Buy Me A Coffee page to help pay for hosting and long term support of our project. This is a passion project from the both of us and we're keen to continue telling tales long into the future, so give us a share far and wide! ----more---- A Cornucopia of Tales and Tellers is a passion project brought...

Duration:00:01:55

Fairies and riddles

6/24/2022
Alan tells a personal tale about the first time he met a fairy, Simona tells an Italian story about a clever peasant. Please get in touch if you are interested in taking part in our debate and let us know what you think in the comments. ----more---- A Cornucopia of Tales and Tellers is a passion project brought to you by English teachers Alan and Simona, who want to create a compilation - or cornucopia if you will - of stories from all around the world and by as many tellers from around...

Duration:00:25:05

IATEFL Interview with David, Haneen and Alan

6/3/2022
This week we are publishing an interview carried out at the IATEFL 2022 Conference in Belfast, Ireland which first appeared on IATEFL TV and can be viewed here. David, Haneen and Alan were interviewed by Georgia Papamichailidou and Shaun Wilden and tell a few tales along the way. We find out what 'the big fish' really is in Belfast, how storytelling connects people and all there is to know about the amazing Hands Up Project. Thanks goes to all those at IATEFL who after two years ran an...

Duration:00:27:49

Simona’s musings about nature storytelling

5/20/2022
In this episode, Simona talks about her recent first experience with telling a story in a nature context and tells the story of Awangaleema. ----more---- A Cornucopia of Tales and Tellers is a passion project brought to you by English teachers Alan and Simona, who want to create a compilation - or cornucopia if you will - of stories from all around the world and by as many tellers from around the world as possible. So grab a cup of tea, chai, water or uisce beatha, relax and enjoy hearing...

Duration:00:24:41

Tales from Legendary Irish Seanchaí Éamon Kelly

5/6/2022
This week Alan and Simona retell a tale once told by legendary Irish storyteller/seanchaí Éamon Kelly (1914-2001) for the craic! Alan tells the tale of Peg the Damsel while Simona tells us of the Tay Man. Our source material for this week's episode is from Ireland's Master Storyteller - The Collected Stories of Éamon Kelly. You can find out more on Goodreads. ----more---- A Cornucopia of Tales and Tellers is a passion project brought to you by English teachers Alan and Simona, who want to...

Duration:00:16:22

Springtime stories with Alan, David and Simona

4/22/2022
In this episode, Alan, David and Simona each tell a tale about springtime. Alan tells an Irish tale about Hares and Oisin, the Irish hero son of Fionn and member of the Fianna. David tells a European story called 'The Silver Birch' - the passing of the seasons will enchant you. Simona tells a story about a happy king who loses his happiness, 'The Song of Spring'. ----more---- A Cornucopia of Tales and Tellers is a passion project brought to you by English teachers Alan and Simona, who...

Duration:00:17:14

Sardinia, The Oxman and Tales of the Land with Enedina Sanna

4/9/2022
Enedina Sanna joins us from Sardinia, Italy, where she tells us all about storytelling, The Oxman, sharing tales of the land and flying the flag for folklore in Italy. You can buy a copy of Enedina's book, Piccolo Manuale di Storytelling o del Raccontare con la Voce, here https://www.amazon.co.uk/Piccolo-Manuale-Storytelling-Raccontare-Italian-ebook/dp/B097RLLXC9 ----more---- A Cornucopia of Tales and Tellers is a passion project brought to you by English teachers Alan and Simona, who...

Duration:00:30:40

A storytelling journey with David Heathfield

3/25/2022
The magical David Heathfield joins Simona for a spontaneous conversation about his storytelling journey. Listen to learn about his books, how he learns stories from the people he meets and much much more. ----more---- A Cornucopia of Tales and Tellers is a passion project brought to you by English teachers Alan and Simona, who want to create a compilation - or cornucopia if you will - of stories from all around the world and by as many tellers from around the world as possible. So grab a...

Duration:00:49:54

Tales of Diversity, Colour and Morality

3/11/2022
This week Despina Ariou joins Alan and Simona to tell tales of diversity and tales of morality which come with a whole host of ideas for how these can be turned into activities in a classroom or any storytelling session. On this episode Despina mentioned the group Paramythiazo. ----more---- A Cornucopia of Tales and Tellers is a passion project brought to you by English teachers Alan and Simona, who want to create a compilation - or cornucopia if you will - of stories from all around...

Duration:00:37:04

**BONUS EPISODE** The fox and the crane

3/3/2022
In this episode, Ukrainian teacher and storyteller Alla Goesku shares with us her thoughts on the current situation and how storytelling can help children understand their identity in a world full of change. Listen to find out about her wonderfully HUMAN take on storytelling. ----more---- A Cornucopia of Tales and Tellers is a passion project brought to you by English teachers Alan and Simona, who want to create a compilation - or cornucopia if you will - of stories from all around the...

Duration:00:41:17

Butterflies and pebbles

2/25/2022
In this episode, Manuela Kelly Calzini and Sarah Ellis join Simona to talk about how Storytelling could be used in education, the importance of having childhood memories of people telling us stories, the Hands Up Project, the World Storytelling Cafe and much much more. ----more---- A Cornucopia of Tales and Tellers is a passion project brought to you by English teachers Alan and Simona, who want to create a compilation - or cornucopia if you will - of stories from all around the world...

Duration:00:48:45

The Rose Garden and the Fairies

2/10/2022
The sidhe make their first appearance on our Cornucopia of Tales and Tellers podcast as Alan joins Simona to tell the tale of when he was captured by The Other Crowd and taken to a sídh where it looked like they were getting ready for some music and a feast (ceol agus craic). But how is he still here then? Listen in to find out how clumsiness saved the day! ----more---- A Cornucopia of Tales and Tellers is a passion project brought to you by English teachers Alan and Simona, who want to...

Duration:00:15:32

Feature Length Episode - Around the World in 88 Tales with David Heathfield

1/27/2022
David Heathfield joins Simona and Alan to discuss the Around the World in 88 Tales project and feedback, which was carried out with the Royal Albert Memorial Museum. Special episode music from Kimwei - I Can't Buy This World To find out more about David Heathfield check out his website. ----more---- A Cornucopia of Tales and Tellers is a passion project brought to you by English teachers Alan and Simona, who want to create a compilation - or cornucopia if you will - of stories from all...

Duration:00:54:34

Pilot - The Elephant and the Ant - Simona

1/23/2022
Welcome to our pilot episode of A Cornucopia of Tales and Tellers, where we link Ireland and Italy for our initial story. In this short but sweet trailer episode Simona from Italy joins Alan from Ireland and tells a tale of the Elephant and the Ant. Music: https://www.purple-planet.com ----more---- A Cornucopia of Tales and Tellers is a passion project brought to you by English teachers Alan and Simona, who want to create a compilation - or cornucopia if you will - of stories from all...

Duration:00:05:22