Wednesday, January 28, 2009

The Devils Violin

We had a fantastic evening out at Llanfyllin Workhouse. We went to see
The devils violin is a mixture of Roma gypsy music and tales from Wales and beyond. Performed by storyteller Daniel Morden and the band. Web site link below :
The evening started with instrumental performances which were filled with passion. Then the storyteller began with myths and legend funny and scary story's. The first story was of a girl who had befriended a witch The Leaves That Hung But Never Grew did she find love ??? The tale was first written in Denbighshire by a group of gypsies called the Woods.
Here is an interesting link of gypsy history
More tales were told during the evening including the Herring king. A tale of mystery and fantasy. The storeys were told with a passion I cant described. They were backed by the instrumental band that created a wonderful atmosphere for the storyteller.
It was a fantastic show which I would recommend to all.

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