Tale Waves with Gilly Stewart: TALE014

Episode 14 of Tale Waves – the storytelling podcast for younger children – is the tale of ‘Hank The Plank‘.

Gilly Stewart’s podcast presenting creation, Hetty Tale Waves welcomes Sky McDonald into the studio to share a tale of bravery, fear, hope, and finally friendship for life, based in the Canadian Rocky Mountains with their breathtaking scenery.

Music credits:

Pavane, Op. 50 (flute ensemble arr.), composed by Gabriel Faure, performed by Steven David Tung, available by through CC BY-NC 3.0, via MusOpen.

Piano Concerto No.2 in C Minor, Op. 18 – III. Allegro Scherzando, composed by Rachmaninoff, available by Public Domain Mark 1.0, via MusOpen.

Enigma Variations, Op. 36 – Theme (Andante), composed by Edward Elgar, performed by Skidmore College Orchestra, available by Public Domain Mark 1.0, via MusOpen.

All other sound effects via www.freesfx.co.uk, with thanks.

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Episode 13 of Tale Waves – the storytelling podcast for younger children – is a story called “The Snow Sprite“.

Especially created to fill the gap between Christmas and New Year, this special story for the holidays is told to our regular host, Hetty Tale Waves, by Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, and features a trip to the moon in the company of the Snow Sprite.

Tale Waves creator, Gilly Stewart – and everyone at Sound Vault hopes you had a Happy Christmas, and looks forward to a wonderful New Year.

Sound credits:

Tales from the Vienna Woods“, Op. 325, Composed by Johan Strauss Jr. Performer: European Archive. Via Creative Commons (CC BY 3.0)  From MusOpen.

Sleigh Ride“, Composed by Leroy Anderson. Performer: Markus Staab. Via Creative Commons (CC BY 3.0). From MusOpen.

Hallelujah” from The Messiah, HMV 56. Composer: George Friedrich Handel. Performer: Orchestra Gli Armonici. Via Creative Commons (Public Domain Mark 1.0). From MusOpen.

All other sound effects from www.freesfx.co.uk.  All used with thanks.

 

Tale Waves with Gilly Stewart: TALE 012

Episode 12 of Tale Waves – Sound Vault’s storytelling podcast for younger children – is a pre-Christmas tale called ‘The Little Snowflake‘.

The story is told for listeners by Mother Christmas.

As well as the story, there is a poem by Gilly Stewart, especially for this time of year, entitled “Waverley Abbey Winter Thoughts“.

Gilly and the team behind Tale Wave want to take this opportunity to wish everybody a very Merry Christmas, and every best wish for a Happy New Year.  We will be back for one further story before the end of the year.

Sound effects credits:-

Carol of the Bells: Composed by Mykola Leontovych, performed by Michel Rondeau, made available under Creative Commons Public Domain 1.0 via MusOpen.

Silent Night: Composed by Franz Xaver Gruber, performed by Elizabeth Spencer, Harry Anthony & James F. Harrison, made available under Creative Commons Public Domain Mark 1.0 via MusOpen.

Concerto Grosso no.8, HMV 326 – III. Andante allegro: Composed by George Friedrich Handel, performed from the European Archive, made available under Creative Commons Public Domain Mark 1.0  via MusOpen.

All other sound effects via www.freesfx.co.uk – all with thanks!

 

Tale Waves with Gilly Stewart: TALE 011

Episode 11 of Tale Waves – the storytelling podcast for younger children – is a story called ‘Snow Robin‘, as we all start to get ready for Christmas.

With thanks to Bowleys Fine Shoes, Farnham for use of their window display!

It is told by one of Father Christmas’ elves, Twinkle Toes – and as ever, is all the creation of Farnham storyteller, Gilly Stewart.

Music credit: “Joy To The World” (For 2 Trumpets and 2 Trombones), performed by Michel Rondeau; CC BY 3.0 via https://musopen.org/music/3828/lowell-mason/joy-to-the-world/

Music credit: “Deck the Halls” (brass arrangement), performed by Michel Rondeau; CC BY 3.0 via https://musopen.org/music/2667/michel-rondeau/deck-the-halls-brass-arr/

Sound effects credits: all other sound effects via www.freesfx.co.uk with thanks.

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Episode 10 of Tale Waves – the storytelling podcast for young children – is a tale called “The Amazing Watchamacalit

It is a story told by a fairy called Frinkle, about a day spent in The Flickering Forest with some of her woodland friends, which changed their lives, and helped them to become kinder and more thoughtful creatures.

It’s Watchamacalit – but what is it?

The forest is full of mystery and wonder, so try to imagine this, as you listen to the tale told by Frinkle, aka Farnham storyteller Gilly Stewart.

Music credit: Beethoven’s Symphony No. 6 in F. Major (Pastoral Symphony), Op.68 – I Allegro non troppo, performed by the Skidmore College Orchestra. Available under Creative Commons. Public Domian Mark 1.0. Via https://musopen.org/music/111/ludwig-van-beethoven/symphony-no-6-in-f-pastoral-op-68/

Sound effects credit: All other sounds via www.freesfx.co.uk with thanks.

 

Tale Waves with Gilly Stewart: TALE 009

Episode 9 of Tale Waves – the storytelling podcast for young children – is a tale called ‘Starbright‘.

Regular host ‘Hetty Talewaves‘ introduces guest reader ‘Lucy Rockett‘ who tells the story of Starbright – the brightest star who has ever been – who learns that beauty isn’t everything.

We whizz across the Universe, meeting stars, spotting constellations, and all with the help of a comet called Bernard.

All of the stories on Tale Waves are fictional creations by Farnham based storyteller, Gilly Stewart.

Music Credit: The Planets, Op.32, Gustav Holst, (I. Mars, the Bringer of War) and (IV. Jupiter, the Bringer of Jolity). Both by Skidmore College Orchestra, under Creative Commons Licence Public Domain Mark 1.0, via https://musopen.org/music/223/gustav-holst/the-planets-op-32/

Sound Effects Credit: All other sound effects via www.freesfx.co.uk

Tale Waves with Gilly Stewart: TALE 008

Episode 8 of Tale Waves – the storytelling podcast for children – is a tale called “Shiver Me Timbers“.

Pirate Revolting Ruth aka Gilly Stewart.

The tale sees a motley crew of pirate characters set sail on the high seas, searching for treasure.  In the end, we learn that goodness and honesty rises above wickedness and greed.  It also tells of love and friendship, which in the end, is worth fighting, and hoping for.

Credit: Music – “College Hornpipe” – by Kildwyke (Own work) [CC BY-SA 3.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

Credit: Music – “A Sea Shanty” by Chad Andersong, [CC BY 3.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/)] via https://soundcloud.com/chandersongs/the-sea-shanty

Credit: All other sound effects via www.freesfx.co.uk

With thanks!

 

Tale Waves with Gilly Stewart: TALE 007

Episode 7 of Tale Waves is The Bird of Fire – a story of friendship, respect, fantasy, and finally the ultimate love between two young people.

Bird of Fire, aka Gilly Stewart.

The story, already a firm favourite among children who have heard the story at Farnham Library, is set in China, and is told by Princess Lin-Tang.

Credit:  Sound effects thanks to www.freesfx.co.uk

Tale Waves with Gilly Stewart: TALE006

Episode 6 of Tale Waves – the children’s storytelling podcast – is the story of “The Amazing Journey of Axel Greese, Hammerix, and Guron The Sea Creature” – as told by Odin, the great mythical god.

Gilly Stewart aka Odin.

All of our Tale Waves stories are complete works of fiction – original pieces from inside the creative mind of Gilly Stewart, pictured here dressed as Odin!

Credits:

Opening music: Der fliegende Hollander, WWV 63 – Overture (The Flying Dutchman) by Richard Wagner.  University of Chicago Orchestra.  Via https://musopen.org/music/2567/richard-wagner/der-fliegende-hollander-wwv-63/ Licence: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/

Second piece: 25 Norwegian Folk Songs and Dances, Op. 17 – 1. Spring Dance – Spring Laat (For Recorder Ensemble – Papalin) Via https://musopen.org/music/3566/edvard-grieg/25-norwegian-folk-songs-and-dances-op-17/ Licence: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

Other sound effects via www.freesfx.co.uk.

All used with thanks.

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Episode 5 of Tale Waves – the children’s storytelling podcast – is called The Brave Mweni.  Set in Africa under the heat of the burning sun, it is a tale of courage, honour, love and finally success, through the strength and goodness of an honest heart.

Gilly Stewart scribbles the finishing touches to this week’s episode of Tale Waves.

In the story, a young girl called Mweni journeys to find water for her family and home village, facing dangers along the way,

Credit: All sound effects c/o www.freesfx.co.uk

Gilly begins recording this week’s story, The Brave Mweni, assisted by producer Paul.
Gilly takes a break in recording for a sip of her secret recipe which keeps her voice clear – a blend of olive oil and honey!!!

Tale Waves with Gilly Stewart: TALE003

Episode 3 of Tale Waves is the story of ‘Scruffety Bear‘, read for us by Granny Goldilocks, pictured below.  This is a tale of sadness, rejection, love and friendship – so let’s wait and see what the ending is!

Each week’s character is introduced to us by Hetty TaleWaves – the creation of Farnham-based storyteller, Gilly Stweart.

Credit: Sound effects from www.freesfx.co.uk

Tale Waves with Gilly Stewart: TALE002

This second episode of Tale Waves, the children’s storytelling podcast, is ‘Naughty Neptune‘, told for listeners by the mermaid character Mesmarina.  It is a tale of selfishness, lack of respect and greed, but then finally, from a realisation that from these human weaknesses, strength, honour, happiness and goodness can shine through.

Sound effects credit: www.freesfx.co.uk