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The Magic of Mordiford

THE MAGIC OF MORDIFORD

'Flying with Faeries & The Mordiford Dragon'

A project celebrating folklore, music and art by Thomas Hughes.




The project is an adaptation of two combined traditional folktales set in the magical village of Mordiford, Herefordshire. A retelling of 'Flying with Faeries' and 'The Mordiford Dragon'.

Join in the adventures of a young boy and girl as they encounter many magical creatures, including witches, wizards, faeries and dragons. The story is set in the enchanting landscape of Mordiford and is fused together with five pieces of music, including background music.


Copies of the full audio-book in deluxe digipak with story booklet are available from the online shop. Copies of the 2nd edition are also available through AMAZON and the audio-book can be downloaded through from various online retailers.


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THE MAGIC OF MORDIFORD

ABOUT

Thomas Hughes is a multi-instrumentalist and an established music educator from Herefordshire. He is a performer of many styles of music. His specialist genres are folk, ambient and minimal music. He has released several albums and music from these has been aired on BBC radio. Thomas currently works in the county as a Specialist Music Practitioner. Besides this short-story, he is also a published author of two music books.


This project celebrates folklore, music and art and is an adaptation of two combined folktales set in the village of Mordiford, Herefordshire.


Join in the adventures of a young boy and girl as they encounter many magical creatures, including witches, wizards, faeries and dragons. The story is set in the enchanting landscape of Mordiford and is fused together with five pieces of music, including background music.


The traditional stories 'Flying with Faeries' and The Mordiford Dragon' have been adapted by Thomas and the full project is available as an audio CD with accompanying paperback book. The story is narrated by local drama teacher Paul Baron.


Today, folklore is often defined as the traditional beliefs, customs, and stories of a community, passed through the generations by word of mouth. These traditions usually include music, stories, history, legends, and myths. The passing on of these folk arts is another way to preserve our histories, and keep local stories and traditions alive in each generation.


The project began in September 2016. Thomas had released a recording of compositions inspired by the areas of Mordiford, Priors Frome and Checkley in 2008 and had always wanted to create another recording linked to the area. With his interest in the folk genre, this seemed the way forward and so research began. It's an opportunity not just for the community, but anyone in Herefordshire and beyond and can be enjoyed by both children and adults.


The soothing music carries Folk and Celtic untertones and the pieces connect well with the story.

AVAILABLE

PRODUCTS

Complete Deluxe DigiPak Audiobook with accompanying paperback (1st Edition) £10.


Paperback (1st Edition) £5.


Artwork Prints:

Mounted £2.50

Framed £8.50


Second Edition Products 2019:

Paperback (new cover & layout)

Audiobook Download (new cover)

Enchanted CD/Download (Contains all 7 pieces)


Melodious - a collection of piano pieces inpired by the countryside surroundings of Mordiford, Priors Frome & Checkley, Herefordshire. Available as an audio CD, download and music book.

SHOP

GALLERY

MORDIFORD

MORDIFORD

MORDIFORD

MORDIFORD BRIDGE

VILLAGE GREEN & OLD MILL

MORDIFORD BRIDGE

VIEW TO SUFTON & BEYOND

DRAGON'S DRINKING PLACE

CONFLUENCE

RIVERSIDE VIEW

SERPENT'S LANE, WESTWOOD

BEAR'S WOOD