European Tales
  • Aug 9, 2016 6:00 pm
  • 58:31 mins

Tales from Europe that are little off the beaten path featuring Judith Heineman and Dan Marcotte, Norah Dooley, and more. Stories featured in this episode:  Briar Rose You may be familiar with the story of Sleeping Beauty, but have you ever wondered what reall happens in "happily ever after?" Judith Heineman and Dan Marcotte present an epilogue that is daring, thrilling, and shows that the chapter may close, but some stories never end. Learn more about Judith and Dan's work by visiting Caterina the Wise From an album cleverly titled "Italian Folktales: Stories Nobody Told Me", Norah Dooley shares a wisdom tale that is one of many stories in her repertoire inspired by her heritage and community. Many of us have folktales we know very well, though their origins can be rooted in many different places-- just like this one about a wise farmer's daughter. To learn more about Norah Dooley's work visit The Story of Arachne The husband-and-wife team of Mitch Weiss and Martha Hamilton have been using their storytelling experience to teach, educate, and entertain throughout the United States, Canada, Europe, and Asia since 1980. Specializing ins stories that are appealing to all ages, many of their folktales can be told by the young or the young-at-heart much like this Greek myth. Learn more about Mitch and Marth by visiting The Lass of Loch Royal Paddy Tutty is a singer of traditional music: ancient ballads, songs of wit and mirth, and the songs of working people and seasonal pageants. This traditional ballad, and its many variants, is a melancholy story about lovers and the sea. To learn more about Paddy Tutty visit Vassalissa and the Babba Yagga Informed by her experiences traveling the world as the child of a military parent, Donna Washington has collected many fairy and folk tales over time. Adapted from the Russian fairy tale, "Vasilisa the Beautiful", Donna Washington brings to life this Cinderella-type story about a cunning forest witch and a pure-hearted merchant's daughter. Find more of Donna's work at

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