#128 contents include:

Here’s to the Next 30 years… of Festival at the Edge

Twisted Spires: folk tales about church spires

What I Learned from the Ballads pt 2

The Orford Merman, a legend

Empowering Communities Through Story by Anne Pitcher

Rainbow, Symbol of Hope, aq story by Davina Malcolm

Pete Meets Carl Merry

Centrefold Story: The Snow Maiden, from Russia

In Memory of Joan Barr, a poem by Del Reid

Houses and Homes: 3 stories by Pete Castle, Mark Newbrook and Margaret Issultt

Glens Storytelling Festival, a review by Janet Crouch

The Snow Child, a short story

Where Are They Now—a look back at an event in 2004


The Prophecy of Merlin by Mike O’Connor and Barbara Griggs (Live)

Danish Folk Tales by Svend-Erik Engh

The Greek Myths (a retelling) by Charlotte Higgins

Scotland’s Stories by Graeme Johncock

Channel Island Monsters by Erren Michaels

Folk Tales of the Night by Chris Salisbury

The Folklore of Wales: Ghosts by Delyth Badder and Mark Newman

The Magpie’s Nest, a treasury of bird folktales by Taffy Thomas

Folk Tales of the Cosmos by Janet Dowling

Plus news, events, letters, an Eye on the Media and more…



F&F aims to cover every aspect of the art of storytelling from straight forward traditional storytelling for entertainment (with both adults and children, at home and abroad) through the uses of stories in education and health; storytelling in personal development and in the world’s various religions, to related art forms like folk ballads, theatre and (occasionally) written stories. Not all aspects will be covered in every edition of course, but they will over a period of time.
Each issue of the magazine is different. Some will have a theme, some will cover a miscellany of topics.
Every edition includes a news and what’s on section; letters; reviews of performances, recordings and books; a look at the media; a selection of stories; and, of course a wide range of articles by many leading storytellers.
Although UK based F&F has subscribers in many parts of the world and often carries articles about telling in distant places.