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.
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.
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.
“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.
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!
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.
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.
Episode 8 of Tale Waves – the storytelling podcast for children – is a tale called “Shiver Me Timbers“.
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
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.
In the story, a young girl called Mweni journeys to find water for her family and home village, facing dangers along the way,
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.
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.