The rugged coastlines of the county of Cornwall, on the south-western tip of the UK, are etched with stories. Here you’ll find tales of powerful mermaids, spiteful witches, crafty smugglers and woeful ghosts. Up on the moors are mischievous creatures, huge giants and elusive beasts.
Joining creator of The Folklore Podcast Mark Norman on this episode of the podcast is Cornish folklore writer Anna Chorlton. Through her new book, Cornish Folk Tales of Place, Anna retells collected tales of North and East Cornwall. These stories were recorded through a community project called Mazed Tales, which can be found on the internet at www.mazedtales.org. There is a link on the Folklore Podcast website for this episode which will take you straight there.
Anna discusses the project, her writing and folklore collecting in Cornwall historically, and more.
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Ronald M James
11/4/2019 11:57:37 am
Wonderful to hear this and to have the folklore of Cornwall receive a treatment on the Podcast. Anna did wonderful work - here and with her book. Thanks for putting her and the droll tellers front and center!
3/6/2020 07:31:02 am
Wow, that persons peculiar honking voice managed to be both annoying and boring at the same time. There are professional voice coaches, and I hope this 'storyteller' gets a course of advice from one soon.
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