Martin Shaw: Foundational Stones towards Mythtelling

A quick pointer this morning towards this excellent post by Martin Shaw on the EarthLines blog. Budding story-carriers, myth-tellers and wild exponents of full-immersion-living should take note and get out onto the land… … Continue reading

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A Feast of Fools in Chagford, 23rd Dec 2012

Assuming that by 23.12.2012 the world hasn’t been eaten by a feathered serpent of inconceivable proportions, inhaled by a vast goat from Zargon 12 (where the goats grow uncommonly large on gargantuan dandelion leaves) or consumed in a terrible fiery inferno (which isn’t looking too unlikely right now), you should really try and make your… Continue reading A Feast of Fools in Chagford, 23rd Dec 2012

We Present :: Ivashko Medvedko

I was going to tell you about this summer’s journey to the far north-west of these islands, when Rima and I took the Ivashko Medvedko show on the road. I was going to make you marvel at tales of our adventures and cause you to gasp with reverence at the beauty of Scotland. I was… Continue reading We Present :: Ivashko Medvedko

Nettle-Eater

This is a piece of my writing that appears in the latest Dark Mountain collection along with Sometimes a Wild God – I’m posting it here as a taster of what you can find in the book, which is being launched in Liverpool on Saturday 15th September. Do go along to the launch if you… Continue reading Nettle-Eater

A quick note from the road

We told the tale of Ivashko Medvedko in Moffat on Friday night in the lovely Old Well theatre and it was excellent, if I do say so myself. Then, on Saturday, we told it again near Lochmaben, where we’ve been hosted by our friends Dougie and Em Strang and their wonderful, spirited family. Word is… Continue reading A quick note from the road

The Bear Outside

This story appeared in the first issue of the excellent EarthLines journal earlier this year – if you don’t already subscribe, I recommend going over there (after you’ve read the story) and sorting it out. This story comprised half of a piece, the other half of which was a very fine article by Sharon Blackie… Continue reading The Bear Outside