Myths, Legends & Landscapes

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.

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Past performances:

  • 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.

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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.

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