Listen to Chloë...
• Studio recording and editing by Erin Holden, Fae Folk Music Studios, October 2010 and January 2011
• Introducing live special sound effects from
the Digital Midi Controller also known as Chloë's Gizmo
The Seven Fishermen of Venice 7 mins 15 secs
Spooky tale from the city of masks. I thought it was a short story by Italo Calvino; it was told to me at a storytelling festival 2006 or so, by a man in a dark coat and a red scarf. Somehow I lost his name and, despite the storytelling community being very small in the UK, nobody seems to know who he was.
(Recorded October 2010)
Contains very mild horror. Rating PG.
Babushka 11 mins 3 secs
A tender retelling of a beautiful winter folktale from old Russia. An audience favourite in Chloë's 'Festive Fables' show.
Suitable for all ages and family listening.
♦ Animated film version below!
A Sulky Sun Goddess (Amateratsu + Susanawe) 14 mins 41 secs
A quarrel between Japanese sun goddes Amateratsu and her younger brother Susanawe, god of oceans, earthquakes and storms, is nearly the end of the world... Only a bit of outrageous cheek can save the day!
This story contains a violent incident + humorous adult references, and is not suitable for young children. By the way, you might know other versions of the sun goddess' name - I had to choose one!
Hallowe'en Rain 4 mins 8 secs
A tall dark stranger makes a young man's fantasy come true. Urban legend!
Contains mild adult references. Rating PG.
The Wonderful Wood 15 mins 12 secs
A very old story from the county of Warwickshire (UK) with startling modern resonances. Greed and violence, quick thinking and wild magic.
Contains adult references and violence/horror. Strongly advised rating PG.
CHRISTMAS SPECIAL : THE LEGEND OF BABUSHKA 10 mins 31 secs
Young film maker Henry Fothergill designed and built the sets, and made this stop motion animation over about 3 years, between major school exams.
- I provided the narration
- Doreen (Granny) Fothergill made the tiny costumes! Gill Fothergill (mum) knitted the bedspread.
We are all very proud of Henry and wish him well as he starts his film making course. One to watch!
Below are 5 audio tracks which Chloë recorded in 2005 with radio historian Adrian Tuddenham.
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Track 1 - First Game - What happened on the 7th day in the Garden of Eden? In the true storytelling tradition, this piece is retold from a version performed by Ben Haggerty
Track 2 - The Magic Pear Seed - Hunger, justice and very embarrassed cabinet ministers... Based on a traditional tale from lots of places, and coloured to reflect an earlier government!
Track 3 - The Well Organised Woman - A practical approach to romance in old Cairo. Based on a telling by Shonaleigh
Track 4 - The Box - Modern times catch up with love. A different kind of story!
Track 5 - Death of a Highwayman - Spooky tale from near where Chloe lives in the Cotswolds.