Tales from the Far North
A tapestry of myths, legends, poetry, history and travelogue from Northern Europe, where I have extensively travelled, journeying by kayak, bicycle, dog sledding, on foot – at a pace that allows connection with the land.
I have designed performances for the Jorvik Viking Festival Fringe in York and can offer evenings based around the main stories of Norse and Finnish mythologies; with a focus on smithing, magic and metalwork; or with a focus on journeys across the North Sea and further West.
I am currently working on star lore from the people of the North, which ties in with my interest in astronomy.
- On Northern Seas, Jorvik Viking Festival Fringe, York, February 2020.
- Smithies of the North, Jorvik Viking Festival Fringe, York, February 2020.
- Tales from the North, Jorvik Viking Festival Fringe, York, February 2019.
Celtic Lore (work in progress)
Perhaps the other landscapes I have most travelled through are the British Isles, and in particular Scotland and Wales where I now live. An ongoing current project is to explore the mythology of the Welsh countryside as I walk it and learn its local language.