“The king would often spend a little too much time looking at his young daughter. Too much time looking at her for she reminded him of her mother.” Thus begins a story of families asunder, impossible promises made, vows broken, and covert moments.” This story will remind you of others you’ve heard but it will creep you out just a little. Or a lot. Maybe you shouldn’t listen to a story about a king marrying his daughter. Oh, maybe you have already come too far. This tale, told by Sean Buvala, originally appeared on Sean’s CD of Unvarnished Tales, Volume 2. Listen if you’d like. But sometimes, Grimm tales are grim. Continue reading Castskin→
Death! War! Hunger! Weddings! So many inappropriate things in this Russian story of the soldier and the warlock that you’ll hardly be able to handle the maggots! the crows! the snakes! that will take over your nightmares. Oh, you think the day will get saved, but, oh, you and your positive outlook. We warned you not to listen; we can sense the blood draining from your…palms. Don’t listen to this live recording told by Sean Buvala. Oh, we know you will anyway. We shall keep the fires burning for you.
Bif! Baf! HeeHee! Holler! Ho! Terror awaits our young hero as he spends three terrifying nights in a spooky castle, all in an attempt to win the hand of the Princess. Yep, sounds like a fairytale. It gets pretty folktale-y when we add the talking cats, the fire, the lathe, the murder, the violence and the legs. Nine legs makes us wonder about the other missing leg. While the audience who heard this tale told live had no choice but to give in to the shocking shockingness, you should just leave now and not listen to this inappropriate use of body parts and spirit-formed animals. Run away. But you aren’t going to, are you? We warned you about listening to Sean tell this 1812 Grimm Fairytale of good bowling and card playing. But, wait, maybe you are trying to drown your fears in the lake? Meow! Continue reading Good Bowling and Card Playing→
Listen to the giggles terrifying screams of these young people, trapped in a live audience! Oh, it might sound like laughing, but be warned! Even they can’t believe how this tale unfolds. Oh, the Lupine sluicing! Will it be Fresh Wolf Wienerwurst? No one should have to give up the goodies! In this inappropriate folktale, storyteller Sean Buvala shares another Grimm-based variant of the Little Red Riding Hood saga which he calls “The Other Wolf.” Recorded live in Murray Park, Utah. Run away! Slam the door!Boil some sausages! We’ve warned you this isn’t your mommy’s LRRH.
A wizard has a snack and yet the family still loves him? What?! No, you don’t want to listen to this! The carnage! The sheep! The lack of hospitality! Just say, “no, no I will not subject myself to one more of these inappropriate folktales as I am too scared.” This one is adapted the book “Armenian Folktales and Fables” by Charles Downing. You can listen to Sean Buvala tell the tale below. Look the the gray sound bar below the picture.