A Cornucopia Of Tales and Tellers

Storytellers from all around the world join us to tell their favourite tales. Join us for tales of wonder, might, magic, folklore and history as we head to every corner of the earth, every period in history and even into the otherworlds.

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Thursday Mar 03, 2022

In this episode, Ukrainian teacher and storyteller Alla Goesku shares with us her thoughts on the current situation and how storytelling can help children understand their identity in a world full of change. Listen to find out about her wonderfully HUMAN take on storytelling.   

Friday Feb 25, 2022

In this episode, Manuela Kelly Calzini and Sarah Ellis join Simona to talk about how Storytelling could be used in education, the importance of having childhood memories of people telling us stories, the Hands Up Project, the World Storytelling Cafe and much much more.   

Thursday Feb 10, 2022

The sidhe make their first appearance on our Cornucopia of Tales and Tellers podcast as Alan joins Simona to tell the tale of when he was captured by The Other Crowd and taken to a sídh where it looked like they were getting ready for some music and a feast (ceol agus craic).  But how is he still here then? Listen in to find out how clumsiness saved the day!  

Thursday Jan 27, 2022

David Heathfield joins Simona and Alan to discuss the Around the World in 88 Tales project and feedback, which was carried out with the Royal Albert Memorial Museum. Special episode music from Kimwei - I Can't Buy This World To find out more about David Heathfield check out his website.  

Sunday Jan 23, 2022

Welcome to our pilot episode of A Cornucopia of Tales and Tellers, where we link Ireland and Italy for our initial story.  In this short but sweet trailer episode Simona from Italy joins Alan from Ireland and tells a tale of the Elephant and the Ant. Music: https://www.purple-planet.com  


Hello! Ciao! Hola! Dia dhuit! Bonjour! नमस्ते  habari مرحبا

A thousand welcomes to the homepage of the podcast A Cornucopia of Tales and Tellers.  What we aim to do is record podcasts with storytellers all around the world, telling their favourite tales, talking about what storytelling means to them and their professions, as well as sharing the cultural significances of storytelling all over the world. 

So grab a cup of tea, chai, water or uisce beatha, relax and enjoy hearing tales that have been handed down generations, or even ones that were dreamt up yesterday!


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