Sample Programmes

My programmes change on a regular basis. Here are a few I've done in the past, and can do on demand.  I have an eclectic repertoir of stories, myths and legends from all over the world and can customise any programme or prepare specific programmes to meet the theme of your event.

Tales of Old Britain

Listen to a selection of stories and legends from all parts of the British Isles. Legends of Arthur and his knights; magical tales of Merlin and other wizards; of magical creatures and mighty men.


Written in Old English sometime before the tenth century A.D., the epic Beowulf describes the adventures of a great Scandinavian warrior of the sixth century. Fabric of fact and fancy, it is the oldest surviving epic in British literature and exists in only one manuscript. This copy survived both the wholesale destruction of religious artefacts during the dissolution of the monasteries by Henry VIII and a disastrous fire which destroyed the library of Sir Robert Bruce Cotton (1571); the poem still bears the scars of the fire.

Tales of the Fianna

It is said that if a day passes without the great hero Fionn MacCumhail being mentioned, the world will end. Come and listen to me tell tales of ancient heroes from the Emerald Isle, and keep the world going for another day.

Wizards, Witches and Wisemen

Merlin the Wise, Nasreddin, Solomon, the world is full of tales of sorcery and cunning. Come and enjoy tales of magic and wisdom. Hear stories of good wizards and wicked witches, and wicked wizards and good witches.

Sir Gawain and the Green Knight

A classic Arthurian quest tale.  Starting with the visit of a mysterious and magical Green Knight at Camelot on New Year's Day, follow Sir Gawain on his quest to find the Green Chapel and keep his bargain with the Green Knight.