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Books

NOW AVAILABLE

BALLAD TALES
by various storytellers
published by The History Press
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WHERE DRAGONS SOAR and other animal folk tales of the British Isles by PETE CASTLE
Publishes by THE HISTORY PRESS
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THE ANTHOLOGY OF ENGLISH FOLK TALES
published by THE HISTORY PRESS
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NOTTINGHAMSHIRE FOLK TALES by PETE CASTLE
published by THE HISTORY PRESS
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FOLK TALES FROM DERBYSHIRE by PETE CASTLE
published by THE HISTORY PRESS
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A KENTISH SONGSTER £2
All the songs from the Keys of Canterbury and Apples, Cherries, Hops & Women CDs.
Words, music and notes for each song.
36 pages Downloaded as a pdf file
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HUGHES THE WER-WOLF £2
A Kentish legend of the Middle Ages by Sutherland Menzies
Not actually a tale from the ‘middle ages’ but one of the earliest Gothic short stories written by Elizabeth Stone in about 1838. It draws on the myth of the werewolf and other folklore images. The book includes several other short legends about werewolves.
32 pages Downloaded as a pdf file.
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FACTS & FICTION (quarterly magazine)
The UK’s (possibly the world’s) only magazine devoted to oral storytelling.
Edited by Pete Castle
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C.D.s

OYSTER GIRLS & HOVELLING BOYS MATS027
Folk Songs from Kent vol 3 Featuring:
PETE CASTLE, BOB KENWARD, ANDY TURNER, MARIAN BUTTON, THE MILLEN FAMILY & DAVE MASON.
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POOR OLD HORSE MATS026
Pete Castle’s latest CD recorded Jan. 2008 with Sarah Matthews, Doug Eunson, Edmund Hunt and Sue Castle.
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TAPPING AT THE BLIND MATS025
Stories with a couple of songs. It makes a nice set with Outlandish Knight.
“Pete Castle always has an engaging smile in his voice, which helps to move the story along and on Tapping at the Blind there are some good stories, told in a simple unaffected style.” Peter Dicken, Storylines.
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THE OUTLANDISH KNIGHT MATS024
Songs with a couple of stories.
“it is unlikely that you’ll find stuff like this very often” Paul Davenport EDS.
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THE JENNY & THE FRAME & THE MULE MATS023
The story of Richard Arkwright and Cromford Mill told in song and story
“Pete has put together an album that succeeds as music, and as historical documentary.” Roy Harris.
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MEARCSTAPA MATS022
English Music With a European Accent
“Mearcstapa (Old English) means 'boundary strider' and Pete certainly explores the boundaries into something new. He's had the courage to be very adventurous and we applaud him for it.
We are so inspired we're off to play it again!” Kathy & Bob Drage: Club organisers
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XTRACTED MATS015
Tracks from cassette albums released between 1987-1992
“Fantastic stuff. I think your treatment of the 'standards' is really refreshing, without betraying 'the tradition' (whatever that might be!). I got quite homesick for England listening to it, always an indication of just how much feeling a recording generates for me.” Dave Holland, New Zealand
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FALSE WATERS MATS012
Ballads and Songs
"I`m still a bit muckstruck that Pete, after all the years he`s been knocking around the folk scene, can produce such fresh and fresh sounding material and performances.” Eric Winter
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BLUE DOR by POPELUC MATS013
Ioan Pop, Lucy Castle, Pete Castle
A British/Transylvanian folk fusion
“A fascinating document of a musical love affair between two seemingly diverse cultures." Dave Haslam:Rock'N'Reel
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THE GOLDEN VANITEE MATS017
Folk Songs for Older Children
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GIRLS & BOYS COME OUT TO PLAY MATS016
Folk Songs for Younger Children
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APPLES, CHERRIES HOPS & WOMEN MATS019
Folk Songs from Kent vol. 2
Pete Castle, Andy Turner, Tan Tethera, Bob Kenward, Maria Cunningham
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THE KEYS OF CANTERBURY MATS010
Folk Songs from Kent vol.1
Pete Castle, Bing Lyle, Ron Spicer, Andy Turner, Dave & Kath Grabham, Bob Kenward
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THE DERBY RAM MATS008
Songs, tunes & stories from Derby & Derbyshire
Keith Kendrick, Pete Castle, Roy Harris, Derrick Hale
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