The Scottish Fairy Book (Collection)

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The Scottish Fairy Book – Complete Collection

Written by Elizabeth W. Grierson

Read by Steven Cree

Fairy Tales. Fantastic Fictions. Myths & Legends…these are what may be called “Celtic Stories,” which were handed down for centuries by word of mouth by professional story-tellers, who went about from clachan to clachan in the “Highlands and Islands,” earning a night’s shelter by giving a night’s entertainment.  This edition collects together the previously released Volumes 1,2 and 3.  28 stories to entertain and educate.

Dur: 7hrs 16mins STEREO

Available in 3 ‘flavours’ offering differing quality vs file size (all the same price!):

  • 980MB – 320Kbps (highest quality)
  • 809MB – 256Kbps (great quality) 
  • 610MB – 192Kbps (still better than CD-quality!)

 

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Description

 

“…This is a lovely set of stories for all ages that captures the tradition of Scottish story-telling for future generations.  As I have come to expect from Spokenworld, the production on the audio is excellent and the music very well chosen. This collection would make a lovely gift for children of any age or just a great excuse to get back into listening to traditional bedtime stories.” – 8/10 The Cult Den

A collection of 28 Scottish fairy tales, perfect for children (and adults) of all ages.

Herein you will find what may be called “Celtic Stories,” which were handed down for centuries by word of mouth by professional story-tellers, who went about from clachan to clachan in the “Highlands and Islands,” earning a night’s shelter by giving a night’s entertainment.

This is the complete collected edition of the previously released Volumes 1, 2 & 3 – offered here at a discounted price!



About The Production

These stories (which are also common to the North of Ireland), are wild and fantastic, with every flavour of Scotland throughout. They tell of heroes and heroines who set out on dangerous quests,  giants and monsters, fairy folk and other mythical creatures, strange other-lands and mysterious meetings. They have a peculiar Celtic fascination of their own and they are quite distinct from the more traditional (Grim style) Fairy Tales.

These tales, in Scotland, have also a character of their own, for there is no country where the existence of Spirits and Goblins has been so implicitly believed in, up to a comparatively recent date.

From morality tales to spooky stories, these 28 fascinating fictions are performed with energy and amazing characterisation by Steven Cree, one of the UK’s most versatile actors, currently making a big splash in the US hit TV series Outlander.

Volumes 1, 2 and 3 are collected here. Traditional Scottish fairy/folk tales, as collected and edited by Elizabeth W Grierson and originally published in 1910. The complete collection contains the following tales:

  1. Introduction & Preface
  2. Thomas The Rhymer
  3. Gold-Tree and Silver-Tree
  4. Whippety-Stourie
  5. The Red Etin
  6. The Seal-Catcher and the Merman
  7. The Pageboy and the Silver Goblet
  8. The Black Bull of Norroway
  9. The Wee Bannock
  10. The Elfin Knight
  11. Nippit-Fit and Clippit-Fit
  12. The Fairies of Merlin’s Crag
  13. Habetrot The Spinstress
  14. The Wedding Of Robin Redbreast And Jenny Wren
  15. The Dwarfie Stone
  16. Canonbie Dick And Thomas Of Ercildoune
  17. The Laird o’ Co’
  18. Poussie Baudrons
  19. The Milk-White Doo
  20. The Draiglin’ Hogney
  21. The Brownie o’ Ferne-Den
  22. The Witch Of Fife
  23. Assipattle And The Mester Stoorworm
  24. The Fox and the Wolf
  25. Katherine Crackernuts
  26. The Well o’ the World’s End
  27. Farquhar MacNeill
  28. Peerifool
  29. The Heather Lintie
  30. Credits

 


About The Narrator

Read by STEVEN CREE (Outlander, Brave, John Carter, 300 Rise Of An Empire, Malificent, Hoff The Record)

Additional information

Narrator

Steven Cree

Editor

Tanja Glittenberg

Producer/Director

Neil Gardner

Composer

Purple Planet Music

Copyright

Spokenworld Audio/Ladbroke Audio Ltd

Released

2015

File Size/Quality

192kbps (better than CD), 256kbps (superb quality), 320kbps (highest quality)

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