Tale Waves with Gilly Stewart: TALE 025

Episode 25 of Tale Waves – our storytelling podcast for younger children – is a tale called ‘Junk‘ – inspired by the amount of litter we leave behind us, in the oceans, on the streets, in the rivers – and even in space!  It is told by the author herself, Farnham’s Gilly Stewart.

The story is about selfishness, laziness, greed, wonder, hope and the need to protect and save our beautiful planet Earth – and features a number of the Sky Gods.

This will be the last episode of the podcast for a while, so we want to thank those of you have been regular listeners to our stories, wish you well for the future – and hope we will meet again soon!

Music credits:

“The Planets, Op. 32 – I. Mars, The Bringer of War”; Composer, Holst; Performer, Skidmore College Orchestra; Via MusOpen; Public Domain;

“Night on Bald Mountain”; Composer: Mussorgsky; Performer; Skidmore College Orchestra; Via MusOpen; Public Domain;

“The Planets, Op.32 – IV. Jupiter, the Bringer of Jolity”; Composer, Holster; Performer, Skidmore College Orchestra; Via MusOpen; Public Domain;

“Parsifal, WWV 111 – Act 1 – 3. Grail Scene”; Composer; Wagner; Performer; European Archive; Via MusOpen; Public Domain;

“Messiah, HWV 56 – Hallelujah”; Composer, Handel; Performer, Orchestra Gli Armonici; Via MusOpen; Public Domain;

“1812 Overture, Op.49”; Composer, Tchaikovsky; Performer, Skidmore College Orchestra; Via MusOpen; Public Domain.

Other effects via www.freesfx.co.uk

 

Tale Waves with Gilly Stewart: TALE 024

Episode 24 of Tale Waves – our storytelling podcast for younger children – is inspired by the Castle Street Flowers stall in Farnham – and is called Floria.

It is set in 1810, and is about an orphaned child who is forced to sleep under the flower stall at night.

Thank you to Carl and Katy for their help and inspiration in putting this story together.

Music Credits.

Estampes, L. 100 – 3. Jardins sous la pluie; Composer, Debussy; Performer, Howard Lam; via MusOpen, in Public Domain;

2 Pieces for Small Orchestra – I. On Hearing the First Cuckoo in Spring; Composer, Delius; Performer, Jeff Manookian; via MusOpen, under CC BY-NC-ND 3.0;

Nocturne in B flat minor, Op. 9 no. 1;  Composer, Chopin; Performer, Olga Gurevich; via MusOpen, in Public Domain;

The Sorcerer’s Apprentice; Composer, Dukas; Performer, European Archive; via MusOpen, in Public Domain;

Symphony No. 5 in Cm, Op. 67 I. Allegro con brio; Composer, Beethoven; Performer, Davis High School Symphony Orchestra; via MusOpen, in Public Domain;

Bagpipes Sound; Recorded by ‘hellcreature‘; via SoundBible, under CC BY-NC 3.0;

Asturias (Leyenda) from Suite Espanola Op. 47 (guitar arr.); Composer, Albeniz; Performer, Gordon Rowland; via MusOpen, in Public Domain;

Swan Lake Op. 20 – Act I Intro; Composer, Tchaikovsky; Performer, European Archive; via MusOpen, in Public Domain;

The Nutcracker Suite – Act I, No. 8, Waltz of the Flowers; Composer, Tchaikovsky; Performer, European Archive; via MusOpen, in Public Domain.

Other sound effects from www.freesfx.co.uk with thanks.

 

The Election Count: Voices 008

In this episode of the Sound Vault: Voices podcast, the chief reporter of the Farnham Herald, Daniel Gee captures the atmosphere at the count for a local council by-election.

Candidates and agents huddle around Waverley returning officer Tom Horwood for the moment the town council by-election results were declared. Credit: Farnham Herald.

On Thursday 24th May, 2018, by-elections took place simultaneously for the Farnham Castle ward on Farnham Town Council, and Waverley Borough Council.  The seats had been resigned by the group leader of the Farnham Residents party, John Williamson, after he moved away from the area.

In this podcast, Daniel captures the atmosphere of what is not a standard election count, with it taking place in a less formal venue than usual (at Potters Gate School, late into the night), with one of the successful elected councillors facing re-election in only a year, when borough-wide elections will be upon us anyway.

As well as Daniel, featuring in the podcast are Tom Horwood (Waverley Borough Council’s Chief Executive, and Returning Officer for the elections); the winning councillors, each from the Farnham Residents party – George Hesse (town council) and David Beaman (borough council); the candidate who ran them a close second in each seat, Jo Aylwin (Liberal Democrat);  and Rashida Nasir who trailed in third place in both seats for the Conservatives – as well as Jerry Hyman, the leader of the Farnham Residents.

Daniel’s podcast captures a sound portrait of what it is like to cover the local political scene as a chief reporter on a local paper, and some of the atmosphere as the politicians gather in a local school to await their fate, and hear the declarations.

Credit: Farnham Herald.

You can read the report of the result in the Farnham Herald here.

The full results for each of the elections were as follows:

Farnham Castle – Waverley Borough Council by-election:

David Beaman (Farnham Residents):  354 votes [ELECTED]

Jo Aylwin (Lib Dem):  338 votes

Rashida Nasir (Conservative):  175 votes

Rebecca Kaye (Labour):  42 votes

Mark Westcott (Independent):  26 votes

Farnham Castle – Farnham Town Council by-election:

George Hesse (Farnham Residents):  390 votes [ELECTED]

Jo Aylwin (Lib Dem):  339 votes

Rashida Nasir (Conservative):  164 votes

Rebecca Kaye (Labour):  41 votes.

 

Tale Waves with Gilly Stewart: TALE 023

Episode 23 of Tale Waves – our storytelling podcast for younger children – is called “Opticus Owl Raises The Mighty Vesselonius” – from Farnham storyteller, Gilly Stewart.

It also features two teddy bears (Frankie and Captain Weed), Snazzerjack (and the wicked Sleezels), and Aliberti Albatross, and takes place in the fictional Tinglebourne Valley, where only animals are allowed to live – although it may be inspired by a village not a million miles away from Farnham in Surrey – perhaps you can guess where this magical place is?

Captain Weed and Frankie.

Our story begins, with Frankie laying asleep in the ‘Uggle-Guggle‘…

Music Credits:

“La Mer”, [1] ‘De l’aube a midi sur la mer’; [2] ‘Jeux de vagues’; [3] ‘Dialogue du vent et de la mer’; Composer, Debussy; Performer, US Air Force Band; via MusOpen, in Public Domain.

“Siegfried, WWV 86C – Funeral March, Finale (band arr.)”; Composer, Wagner; Performer, United States Marine Band; via MusOpen, in Public Domain.

“Bagatelle no. 25 “Fur Elise” (WoO 59)”; Composer, Beethoven; Performer, Anonymous; via MusOpen, in Public Domain.

Other sounds, with thanks to www.freesfx.co.uk.

Discover Music with Plastic Dino: KITTY002

Episode 2 of Discover Music with Plastic Dino, hosted by Kitty – a dinosaur enthusiast on an adventure, to seek out new, old and unique tunes to brighten your day.

In this episode, Kitty showcases tunes recommended to her by other people.  Expect tracks from The Wombats, CSS, The Beatles, Yaeji, and Wednesday Campanella.

The Wombats, Yaeji, Wednesday Campanella and CSS feature, plus The Beatles.

Sound credits:

Sound effect at end:

“System Notifications” by ‘wertstahl‘, via Freesound, CC BY 3.0.

Tale Waves with Gilly Stewart: TALE 022

Episode 22 of Tale Waves – our storytelling podcast for younger children – is called ‘Aria, The Operatic Nightingale‘, and is a tale full of musical, melodious magic.

It features a nightingale called ‘Diva’ who tells of the sad loss, and wonderful reunion with her beautiful daughter, ‘Aria’.  The two of them now sing together all around the world.

Nostalgia time for our author, Gilly Stewart. As this old photo shows, Gilly was a talented opera singer when she was younger, and it continues to be one of her abiding passions, and provides the inspiration for this episode’s tale.
Gilly with her wonderful pianist, Jonathan Covey, who recorded a piece especially for today’s episode (see credit below).
Jonathan, on the piano at St Andrew’s Church, Farnham, Surrey, playing the piece for this episode.
With thanks to St Andrew’s Church, Farnham, Surrey, and Revd. David Uffindell – for allowing us use of their piano in recording this episode.

Music Credits:

“O Mio Babbino  Caro” is composed by Giacomo Puccino, and is in the public domain.  This particular recording was made exclusively for Sound Vault, played by Jonathan Covey, in St. Andrew’s Church, Farnham, Surrey. With thanks to Revd. David Uffindell for allowing us to use the piano.

“Ave Maria” D. 389, composed by Franz Schubert, performed by Bradley Chapman, via MusOpenCC BY 3.0.

Rusalka, Op. 114 – ‘Song to the Moon’, composed by Antonin Dvorak, performed by Zaira Soria, via MusOpen, CC BY 3.0.

“Requiem Op. 48 – 7. In Paradisum”, composed by Gabriel Faure, performed by European Archive, via MusOpen, Public Domain.

“Ride of the Valkyries (Die Walkure) WWV 86B”, composed by Richard Wagner, performed by University of Chicago Orchestra, via MusOpen, CC BY-NC-ND 3.0.

“Symphony No. 2 in Cm ‘Resurrection’ – V. Conclusion Quasi Allegro”, composed by Gustav Mahler, performed by European Archive, via MusOpen, Public Domain.

‘Flower Duet’ from “Lakme”, composed by Leo Delibes, performed by Mosaica, via MusOpen, CC BY-NC-ND 3.0.

Other sound effects (where not created by the producer) – with thanks to www.freesfx.co.uk

 

 

Tale Waves with Gilly Stewart: TALE 021

Episode 21 of Tale Waves – our storytelling podcast for younger children – is a tale about A Doll’s House – plus a little girl called Olivia, and a mouse called Montford.

Olivia with the Doll’s House!

It is about a birthday, presents, dreams, fantasy, friendship, and kindness.  Look out for that mouse!

Music Credits:

“Eine Kleine Nachtmusik”, Composer, Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus; Performer, A Far Cry; Via IMSLP, under CC BY-NC-ND 4.0.

“Overture to the Marriage of Figaro” K.492, Composer, Mozart, Wofgang Amadeus; Performer, MusOpen Symphony; Via MusOpen, under  Public Domain.

“Symphony No. 6 in F Major ‘Pastoral’, Op. 68 – II. Andante molto mosso”, Composer, Beethoven; Performer, Skidmore College Orchestra; Via MusOpen, under Public Domain.

“Nocturne in D flat major, Op. 27 no. 2”, Composer, Chopin; Performer, Frank Levy; via MusOpen, under Public Domain.

“Wiener Klange Im Walzertakt Mit Johann Strauss – I”, Composer, Johann Strauss; Performer, European Archive; via MusOpen, under Public Domain.

“Violin Concerto in E major, RV 269 ‘Spring’ – I. Allegro”, Composer, Vivaldi; Performer, John Harrison; via MusOpen, under CC BY-SA 3.0.

Sound Effects:

“Woodland Birdsong 3 – Cuckoo”, by mike_stranks, via Freesound, under CC BY-NC 3.0.

Others thanks to www.freesfx.co.uk

 

Tale Waves with Gilly Stewart: TALE 020

Episode 20 of Tale Waves – the storytelling podcast for younger children – is a story entitled “Sky Dancers“, and is told to our regular host Hetty by somebody called Starday Nite, once known as Alexander.

Aurora Borealis or Northern Lights. Photo in Public Domain.

To mark the fact, Hetty has travelled all the way to the fictional, windswept location of Nordland, to capture the tale for her regular listeners – and to see the beautiful Northern Lights, dancing across the sky in all their beauty for herself.

All the names, characters locations, and incidents featured in this and all other stories featured in episodes of Tale Waves are from the imagination of Gilly Stewart, and are completely fictitious.  No identification with actual persons (living or deceased), or places is intended, or should be inferred.

Music Credits:

The Planets, Op. 32, II Venus, The Bringer of Peace, Composer, Gustav Holst, Performer, USAF Heritage of America Band, from MusOpen, Public Domain.

Siegfried Idyll, WMV 103, Composer, Richard Wagner, Performer, Steve’s Bedroom Band, from MusOpen, CC BY 3.0.

Prince Igor, Polovtsian Dances, Composer, Alexander Borodin, Performer, Davis High School Symphony Orchestra, from MusOpen, Public Domain.

Piano Concerto in A Minor, Op. 16 – I – Allegro molto moderato, Composer, Edward Grieg, Performer, Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra, from MusOpen, CC BY-NC-ND 3.0.

Meditation (Act III), Composer, Jules Massenet, Performers, Nicola Benedetti (violin) & Julien Quentin (piano), from IMSLP, CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 .

All other sound effects thanks to www.freesfx.co.uk

Mixed Bag with Mark Sumner: Episode 022

Episode 22 of Mixed Bag with Mark Sumner finds Mark selecting what he considers to be some of the finest original tracks to be featured on the much sought after “London Jazz Classics” compilation albums Vols. 1, 2 & 3, compiled by the iconic Soul Jazz Records label.

In this ‘Best of’ London Jazz Classics Vols. 1, 2 & 3 edition, expect to hear tracks from the likes of Doug Richardson, Synthesis, Billy Parker’s Fourth World, and Alive! plus Ricardo Marrero & The Group, Antonio Adolfo, Billy Brooks, Carlos Franzetti and Corky McClerkin.

 

Tale Waves with Gilly Stewart: TALE 019

Episode 19 of Tale Waves – the storytelling podcast for younger children – is a story called The Icicle Fairy Fountain, full of enchantment, adventure, naughty behaviour, wickedness, happiness, friendship, love, beautiful music, and lots of magical fairies who live on, and in an icicle fountain – but when the icicles melt, they disappear, as if they were never there!

The story is told in the studio by Daphne Crumble – the housekeeper to one of the main characters in the tale, Lily Lavender.

Special thanks to The Bush Hotel, Farnham (Surrey), for their help in providing inspiration for this story.

Music credits.

Fantaisie – Impromptu, Op. 66, Composer, Frederic Chopin, Performer, Frank Levy, from MusOpen, under Public Domain 1.0

Four Seasons, Op. 8, Violin Concerto in F Minor, RV 297, ‘Winter’ – II, Largo, Composer,  Antonio Vivaldi, Performer, John Harrison, from MusOpen, under CC BY-SA 3.0

The Nutcracker (suite), Op. 71a, Act II, No. 12, Pas de Deux, Composed by Tchaikovsky, performed by European Archive, from MusOpen, under Public Domain 1.0

Peer Gynt Suite no. 1, Op. 46, III, Anitra’s Dance, Composed by Edward Grieg, Performed by Musopen Sympony, from MusOpen, under Public Domain 1.0

All other sound effects c/o www.freesfx.co.uk with thanks.

Tale Waves with Gilly Stewart: TALE017

Episode 17 of Tale Waves – the children’s storytelling podcast for younger children – is a story called Foo-Fow’s Funky Factory, set in Pom-Pom Land, and featuring Percy, the Sea Serpent.

The entrance to Pom-Pom Land…

The story is one about hardworking La-Las, a crazy factory, beauty, friendship, love and hope for the redemption of humankind.  Listen out for plenty of graceful swans in this tale.

Foo-Fow – owner of the funky factory. (played, as ever by Gilly Stewart).

Music credits:

Swan Lake (Op.20 – Act 1 Intro), Composer, Tchaikovsky, Performer, European Archive, via MusOpen (in Public Domain)

The Carnival of the Animals (XIII The Swan), Composer, Camille Saint-Saens, Performer, Seattle Youth Symphony, via MusOpen, (through Creative Commons, CC BY-SA 3.0)

Carmen (Entr’acte, Act III), Composer, Georges Bizet, Performer, European Archive, via MusOpen (in Public Domain)

All other sound effects thanks to www.freesfx.co.uk – with thanks.

Mixed Bag with Mark Sumner: Episode 015

Episode 15 of Mixed Bag with Mark Sumner – our specialist soul/jazz/fusion show is a film soundtracks special.

Expect tracks from Willie Hutch, Roberta Flack, Grant Green and Burt Bacharach, plus Booker T. and The M.G.s, Johnny Pate, Gordon Staples, Marvin Gaye, Isaac Hayes, and Quincy Hayes – plus an appearance from the classic Pearl & Dean theme tune.

Tale Waves with Gilly Stewart: TALE015

Episode 15 of Tale Waves is the story of Custard Duckling, as told to regular podcast presenter Hetty Tale Waves by fictional painter, Branston Bristlebrush.

Custard Duckling – as imagined by Gilly Stewart.

It is the tale of an amazing experience, when what was staring out at the artist from the easel, literally flew out from the page to create a quite magical experience.

Music credits:

“The Carnival of the Animals – VII – Aquarium,” Composed by Camille Saint-Saens, Performed by the Seattle Youth Symphony, via CC BY-SA 3.0 from MusOpen.

“Gymnopedie No. 1,” Composed by Erik Satie, Performed by Edward Rosser, via Public Domain Mark 1.0 from MusOpen.

“Preludes, Op.28 – No. 15 Raindrop,” Composed by Frederic Chopin, Performed by Jeanette Fang, via Public Domain Mark 1.0 from MusOpen.

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

 

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.

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.

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.

Tale Waves with Gilly Stewart: TALE 005

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!!!