• Sep 9, 2020 1:00 am
  • 56:50 mins

From time to time on The Apple Seed we feature stories with which you're well familiar. However, the tellers we feature usually put their own unique spin on these classics. And today on the show you'll hear several of those stories from Rosie Cutrer, Donna Washington, and the Storycrafters. You'll also some musings from the great storyteller and musician, Andy Offutt Irwin, that will make you chuckle as well as make you think about some of the adventures you've had over the course of your life. We always hope the stories we share on the program spark memories for you that you can share with the people that you love.  On today's episode, enjoy the following: "Rumpelstiltskin" by Rosie Cutrer from Mr. Bun and Other Stories (11:40) You've heard his story, you know his name, but the antogonist of this well-known story from Rosie Cutrer wishes you didn't. Rosie Cutrer has been known to pull out a banjo from time to time and pair her delightful stories with energetic music. Here's just one of many such stories.  "Three Princes Riding" by Donna Washington from Angel's Laughter (14:50) Like so many great stories passed on over the years, stories can change dramatically with each telling. The wonderful teller, Donna Washington, shares here her version of a story called "Three Princes Riding", written by Nancy Schimmel. And the story begins with a unique problem: Nothing is happening in Fairytale Land. However, you'll discover as the story goes on that there's plenty happening.  "Secret Santa" by Andy Offutt-Irwin from Perpetual Calendar (11:41) This next story is a Cub Scout story called "Secret Santa". But it's not so much a Christmas story as it is a delightful tale that will bring back Cub Scout memories for you, if you have them. Here's Andy Offutt Irwin performing live at the International Storytelling Cetner in Jonesborough, TN.  "The Cinderella Rap" by The Storycrafters from Tales From Timp 2012 (6:34) Here's a story from the husband and wife storytelling duo, Barry Marshall and Jeri Burns, AKA "The Storycrafters". Their musical, rhythmic tellings of some of the classic tales with which you're familiar put a new spin on some of those tales and you get to hear them as if for the first time. This is a piece called "The Cinderella Rap" performed live at the Timpanogos Storytelling Festival.  "The Light Went Away" by Andy Offutt-Irwin from Andy's Wild Amphibian Show (3:16) Earlier you heard a Cub Scout memory from Andy Offutt Irwin. And now to close things off, Andy's back with a lullaby called "The Light Went Away".