Parent's Choice awards this one GOLD! Award-winning British storyteller, Simon Brooks has done it once more! This CD is again for all ages, but young people and adults will get more from it than really young children. A great listen either at home, in the car, in a boat, or on an aeroplane for anyone who loves stories.
"My kids bought your CD and love it! This is the only time they are quiet in the car. It is so lovely to be able to drive normal again."
Humans have a lot to learn and stories can help us. There have been people fueled by greed; and people who have fallen because of jealousy. There are also those who have been short sighted and these tales are about such people and how they found their way. The stories within 'A Tangle of Tales', I hope, can help us lean and heal.
"Simon, oh do I love your CD! Drove an extra 10 miles today just so I wouldn't have to stop listening...seriously, drove up the coast farther than I'd meant to drive because I was rapt. Your voice is fantastic."
Hear folk and faerie tales told by award winning British storyteller, Simon Brooks. Audience members, when they've finished their imaginary voyage and have stopped shaking from laughter, or have been left deep in thought, will wonder how so many memorable characters and voices came out of one man. With his bodhrán, Simon will carry you thousands of miles and across hundreds of years so you can walk across giants’ backs to see the stories in your mind as clearly as if you were there. You will find yourself rejuvenated once you have heard Simon tell his tales.
"Storytelling is now just a big part of what we all do as a family and has been a great addition to our usual regimen of books, art, and music. Really wonderful. The kids now tell their own, as well as repeating many of yours. [The Goat from the Hills and Mountains (from 'More Second-hand Tales') is] probably the all-time family favorite. My six-year-old can tell it nearly verbatim, with accents and all, and my four-year-old likes to try too. Often when we tell them they're not allowed to do something or whatever they'll put on that goat voice and answer, "Eeeehhhhhh. Waddayadoinah? Don't you know who I am!?!?!"
Simon performs anywhere he can. He has performed extensively in New England and has performed not only at the Connecticut Storytelling Festival, The New England Storytelling Conference - Sharing the Fire, Museum of Fine Arts Boston, but also at hundreds of schools, libraries and private functions. Simon lives in New London, New Hampshire, New England, New World with his wife, two children, a cat and guinea pig and a rather large collection of books.
This CD features music written by Rachel Clark who appears playing flute, tin whistle, and accordion, along with Steve Glazer on guitar, and Rick Barrows on mandola and mandolin.