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VIDEOS - Traditional Tales


On this page you will find a collection of videos of Alastair telling folk tales, fairy stories, myths and legends on different occasions and a variety of venues over the last few years.

The Three Diamonds (based on a Tamil folktale)

The Greatest of All
(based on a Japanese folktale)

Siput the Snail
(a variation on The Hare and the Tortoise, using motifs from Malaysia)

The Hedgehog and the Devil
(a fragment of an English folktale related to The Hare and the Tortoise).

Little Red Riding Hood (incorporating motifs that predate the Grimms' version)

The Hare and the Tortoise
(based on a Xhosa version)

The Elephant and the Ant
(based on a Gujarati Folktale)

How Grandmother Spider Stole the Sun
(based on a tale from the Muskogee (Creek) people of North America)

The Moon the Beetle and the Cherry
(Original tale from Alastair K Daniel)

A Pot of Brains (based on a Welsh folktale)