Telling Tales [Radio Wales]

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George Ewart Evans20171207

Jon Gower tells the story of the Abercynon-born poet and oral historian George Ewart Evans

Horses, magic, sparrows and toad bones - these were the subjects of just a few of the tales recorded by oral historian George Ewart Evans. On April the 1st this year a plaque was unveiled in Abercynon to honour Evans and recognise him as one of the town's great sons.

George Ewart Evans left the Valleys during the 1930s Depression and went to live and work in rural Suffolk. He became a writer and a poet and was inspired by his neighbours' stories of their farming lives and realised that he was witnessing a way of life pass away for ever. He set about to record hundreds of stories and through doing that he became a pioneer in oral history. A lot of his work was done in rural England but his inspiration were the stories he heard as a boy growing up in the Cynon Valley. With the help of family, fans and historians, Jon Gower tells the tale of George Ewart Evans.

George Ewart Evans20171207

Jon Gower tells the story of the Abercynon-born poet and oral historian George Ewart Evans

Horses, magic, sparrows and toad bones - these were the subjects of just a few of the tales recorded by oral historian George Ewart Evans. On April the 1st this year a plaque was unveiled in Abercynon to honour Evans and recognise him as one of the town's great sons.

George Ewart Evans left the Valleys during the 1930s Depression and went to live and work in rural Suffolk. He became a writer and a poet and was inspired by his neighbours' stories of their farming lives and realised that he was witnessing a way of life pass away for ever. He set about to record hundreds of stories and through doing that he became a pioneer in oral history. A lot of his work was done in rural England but his inspiration were the stories he heard as a boy growing up in the Cynon Valley. With the help of family, fans and historians, Jon Gower tells the tale of George Ewart Evans.

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Jon Gower tells the story of the Abercynon-born poet and oral historian George Ewart Evans

Horses, magic, sparrows and toad bones - these were the subjects of just a few of the tales recorded by oral historian George Ewart Evans. On April the 1st this year a plaque was unveiled in Abercynon to honour Evans and recognise him as one of the town's great sons.

George Ewart Evans left the Valleys during the 1930s Depression and went to live and work in rural Suffolk. He became a writer and a poet and was inspired by his neighbours' stories of their farming lives and realised that he was witnessing a way of life pass away for ever. He set about to record hundreds of stories and through doing that he became a pioneer in oral history. A lot of his work was done in rural England but his inspiration were the stories he heard as a boy growing up in the Cynon Valley. With the help of family, fans and historians, Jon Gower tells the tale of George Ewart Evans.

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Jon Gower tells the story of the Abercynon-born poet and oral historian George Ewart Evans

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Jon Gower tells the story of the Abercynon-born poet and oral historian George Ewart Evans

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Jon meets a barman from Brechfa, a poet from Cameroon and a harpist from Dinas Mawddwy.

Jon Gower continues his search for stories and storytellers. This week he meets a barman from Brechfa, a poet from Cameroon and a harpist from Dinas Mawddwy to hear tales of legendary beasts, dice, mice and racehorses.

Jon explores the origins of the tales he's told, asking his storytellers where they heard their first stories and who they heard them from. And, as he hears new stories, tiny stories, ancient legends and modern fables Jon asks to what extent we're still a storytelling nation.

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Jon meets a barman from Brechfa, a poet from Cameroon and a harpist from Dinas Mawddwy.

Jon Gower continues his search for stories and storytellers. This week he meets a barman from Brechfa, a poet from Cameroon and a harpist from Dinas Mawddwy to hear tales of legendary beasts, dice, mice and racehorses.

Jon explores the origins of the tales he's told, asking his storytellers where they heard their first stories and who they heard them from. And, as he hears new stories, tiny stories, ancient legends and modern fables Jon asks to what extent we're still a storytelling nation.

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Jon meets a barman from Brechfa, a poet from Cameroon and a harpist from Dinas Mawddwy.

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Jon meets a barman from Brechfa, a poet from Cameroon and a harpist from Dinas Mawddwy.

Jon meets a barman from Brechfa, a poet from Cameroon and a harpist from Dinas Mawddwy.

Jon Gower continues his search for stories and storytellers. This week he meets a barman from Brechfa, a poet from Cameroon and a harpist from Dinas Mawddwy to hear tales of legendary beasts, dice, mice and racehorses.

Jon explores the origins of the tales he's told, asking his storytellers where they heard their first stories and who they heard them from. And, as he hears new stories, tiny stories, ancient legends and modern fables Jon asks to what extent we're still a storytelling nation.