A tale from The Mabinogion, a collection of the oldest stories of Wales.
“There’s an apple tree in an orchard in the Otherworld of Annwn. On the apple tree hangs a hunting horn. If the hunting horn were to be sounded there would be peace. All around the orchard is a fence of human heads, the heads of all those who tried and failed to reach the apple tree.”
Enid and Geraint meet and fall in love in a Cardiff long ago. But once they are married, their troubles begin. Together they travel through the dangerous world. They face monsters on their road through the dark woods and they battle with the doubts and fears in their own too human hearts.
An enchanting retelling of an old British wonder tale from the court of Arthur and Gwenhwyfar at Caerleon. This is a story that weaves between the known and the unknown worlds – a story that travels from the Forest of Dean to Cardiff, through the Hedge of Mists and all the way to the magical Apple Orchard of Annwn.
“Resonant story, beautifully and simply told.” Cambridge Storytelling Club
“Marvellous and magical” Sheffield Story Forge
“A story of mystery and romance from the incomparable and adorable Cath Little” Beeston Tales
Cardiff Storyteller and Singer Cath Little has “rough magic” in her voice and in her words “the gift of the story shines through”. She has a strong sense that stories have the power to connect us to one another, to the land and to the people who once lived here.
Cath is passionate about sharing these treasures, gifts from the ancestors and in her belief that the stories belong to us all and are meant to be heard. She is the author of Glamorgan Folk Tales for Children, published by the History Press.
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Mr Rook's Speak Easy is a performance storytelling club based at Rook Lane Chapel in the heart of Frome, Somerset.