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Tales of Womenfolk

by Heather Forest

Featuring clever and resourceful heroines, this collection of multicultural folktales is performed in an interweave of poetry, prose, original melody, folk guitar, and the sung and spoken word
Genre: Kids/Family: Children's Storytelling
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  Song Share Time Download
1. The Squire's Bride
8:02 $0.99
2. Janet and Tamlin
7:08 $0.99
3. The Hedley Kow
6:18 $0.99
4. Three Strong Women
11:04 $0.99
5. The Lute Player
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Album Notes
Tales of Womenfolk is a collection of folktales which features courageous and resourceful heroines who reveal many diverse facets of strength. The old woman's strength in The Hedley Kow comes from her undaunted optimism. The farmer's witty daughter in The Squire's Bride prefers her independence to an arranged marriage. In The Lute Player, the queen rescues the king with her daring as well as her artfulness. The grandmother in Three Strong Women is able to teach a vain wrestler about his inner strength. And, through her bravery, Lady Janet, in Janet and Tamlin, frees her love from a wicked fairy spell.

These traditional folktales come from countries around the world: The British Isles, Norway, Russia, and Japan. They are retold in a minstrel style blending original song, guitar, poetry, prose, and the sung and spoken word. The stories on this album are old, yet timeless, folktales which offer listeners a contemporary and positive view of women.

Booklist says, "Forest has a rich, vibrant, speaking and singing voice. Her minstrel style of storytelling weaves music and the spoken word. Wonderful both for pure pleasure and as a storytelling resource. For ages 10-adult. "

This album was originally recorded in 1984.



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