“Nobody dies without an intersign. They’re like shadows, pictures of what’s going to happen.”
“In fact, if we concerned ourselves less with matters of this world, we’d know a damned sight more about the next.”
For his third Literature Festival dip into the darker side of Breton folklore, internationally-acclaimed and locally-based storyteller John Edgar combines his customary exposition of all things supernatural with much older and epic myths in another dark and bleakly comic compilation of “wonderfully feral” stories from a land where everything ultimately depends on your dealings with the other side.
Using material drawn and translated from traditional sources, John performs and sings a range of tales – some performed in English for the first time – long told around Breton firesides, where local storytellers would gather as and when they could to share their news, ballads and the latest “rural myths”.
Of course, they’d always be safely in bed before twelve o’clock. After all, you never knew who, or what, was about after midnight.
If you enjoyed Breton Tales after Dark and Curses, Corpses and Conjurations, you’ll find plenty to entertain you in this latest eccentric, gruesome and even sometimes bleakly funny anthology, told in John’s unique style, of yet more of the darkest and strangest tales ever to cross the channel.
Performer: John Edgar
Date: Saturday 1 February 2020
Time: 2pm – 3pm
Venue: Bantock House - Coach House
Price (inc. booking fee): £7.59Book here