Thursday 11 January 2007

The Whistling Ghost

The true story of a whistling ghost from the community of Cartwright, Labrador, Canada, read by author and storyteller Dale Jarvis from his book "Haunted Shores: True Ghost Stories of Newfoundland and Labrador" (Flanker Press, 2004). Recorded January 11, 2007. Listen here!

The Origin of the Fairies

There are many legends and tales about where the fairies come from. This tale, borrowed from the Scandinavian storytelling tradition, gives one explanation. Listen here!

The Fatal Peat Ember

A traditional fairy story from the Isle of Skye, originally collected by W.Y Evans-Wentz in the early part of the twentieth century, and which was published in his book "The Fairy Faith in Celtic Countries." It includes references to the fairy practice of abducting human children, and also of the fair folk's gift of prophecy. Listen here!

Wednesday 10 January 2007

The House on the Fairy Path

A traditional tale from the Southern Shore of Newfoundland, Canada, concerning a young married couple who discover they have built their house on a path used by the good people, and the steps that couple take to rid themselves of fairy mischief. Recorded by Dale Jarvis, September 3, 2006, St. John's, Newfoundland. Listen here!