Monday, 12 January 2015

Fairy Timing

I will be flying over the mountain and through Brechfa forest tomorrow to Susan's house, where will be working on a few 'timing issues' with the notated composition of The Tethered Fairy Ring: A Symphonic Poem. 

Thing is, fairies love numbers so much, that just counting to four all the time seems a bit boring, so they have thrown in the odd extra beat here and there. (wink) 

... And who can blame them with their light footsteps and silk-soft wings, for dancing over the harp strings in quick step

Sunday, 28 December 2014

Fairy Dust & Wishes: Sheet Music Design Ideas

The design for the front cover of my sheet music for The Tethered Fairy Ring will be based on 'The Daffodil Fairy'. This little book was read to me by my Mother when I was small, filled with flower fairies and rhyming couplets, it captured my imagination. Particularly the Daffodil Fairy, as the National flower of Wales and being that the story is based on the West Wales Coastlin, it seems very apt indeed.

But the colour will be faded/aged and look very old as if it were printed in 1965 the year I was born.
A bit like this version of 'In the Bleak Mid- Winter'

Being as I am Fifty years old next year in July, I will also release 50 vinyl singles of the Ukulele Overture itself. 

When I was small it was my dream to make a record and when I prayed to teh fairies to make it so, I did not have MP3's or CD's in my head, how could I? NO, I had little black 45'' singles in my mind's eye.

Now I can be my own fairy, making my childhood dreams come true in my Fiftieth year, so as to make room for a new set of  dreams for the next 50 years!

Hello There Fairy Folk

It's been a long time since my fairy self has been allowed to come out to play. She never really went away but going to University to do an MA Drama took me on a whole different journey to the one I had expected and I needed all my fairy magic to get through it.

...  but now that I have finished the MA Drama (got a Distinction btw) I can get back onto my fairy swing.

 My lovely friend and fabulous musician chum Susan Berry convinced me that 'The Tethered Fairy Ring: A Symphonic Poem for Ukulele' should be transcribed and notated for future generations and very kindly offered to use her immense fairy godmother skills to make it so.

I went to her beautiful farmhouse and we recorded the piece with me playing it on ukulele ...

...  so that she can wave her magic (Mac) wand and produce an array of black dots that will dance across the page for all to see and hear if they so wish.

And I will have the wondrous dots published into 50 rather beautifully wrapped Fairy Transcripts for distribution at the Launch being performed as part of Disability Arts Cymru's Wine & Cheese Fundraiser in Cardiff  on 21st March 2015.

After all, as we all know, fairies love to play harp.

Wednesday, 27 November 2013

Fairy Friends

Hello fellow fairy friends!
So sorry not to have written for a bit but things have been settling here! 

The Tethered Fairy Ring & I packed up and moved to South Wales so that we could go to University in Cardiff. 

My intention is to develop The Tethered Fairy Ring within my MA Drama specifically looking at how to offer depth within my storytelling, rather than linear experiences. 

I also want to build an interactive experience for the audience so that they are transported into the story. 

So, I have put my Fairy Ring to sleep for a bit and am working on my first adult story called 'Mother Moon' and this will be the basis of my first assessment in January. 

If I use The Fairy Ring for the first assessment then I am not able to use it again and I want it to be the all singing, all dancing finalé to my MA in August/September.

For details of how the development of 'Mother Moon' is going, you can pop over to

Meanwhile, my set has become my furniture in my new pad!

Saturday, 12 October 2013


foto: Shootz by Maria


Can't wait to toddle off to 
The National Botanic Garden of Wales tomorrow, 13th October
 to tell my new story 
The Tethered Fairy Ring 
and perform my ... 

Symphonic Poem & Ukulele Overture 
for the Light Hearted

I'll be in The Great Glasshouse 
at 1.45pm 
with my beautiful hand crafted story telling quilt

Sunday, 6 October 2013



Yes, that's right! Anyone dressed as a fairy or an elf will get into the National Botanic Garden of Wales for FREE on Sunday 13th October when I will be launching The Tethered Fairy Ring as she leaves port to sail off into her exciting journey ... 

Tips from my friends: 
for those of you who do not usually dress as a fairy!

Sharron Jones: Textile Designer & Artist

All you need is to think like a fairy ...

Love like a fairy

Fly like a fairy

Amanda Rackstraw: Storyteller & Writer

And get your beautiful self over to 

The Great Glasshouse 
at 1.45pm 
on Sunday 13th October!

Fiona Winter: Director of Energy Moves

See you there my lovelies!