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1001 Years of 1001 Nights
Mary Grace Ketner
$12 (plus shipping & applicable sales tax)

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:: Scheherazade :: Ali Baba & the 40 Thieves :: The Peddler of Swaffham :: Old Dry Fry ::

Visit storyteller Mary Grace Ketner's website:
http://talesandlegends.net/

“These recordings are exceptionally rich and warm....Everybody knows Old Dry Fry, and nobody tells it better than Mary Grace, giving free rein to a Texas accent she came by honestly and knows how to use to its best advantage....I'd recommend these stories for grownups all the way down to very intelligent 10-year-olds."
—Megan Hicks
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1001 Years of 1001 Nights
Mary Grace Ketner
$12 (plus shipping & applicable sales tax)

The fanciful tales of sultans, djinns, wise women and caliphs ascribed to the legendary queen Scheherazade are collectively known as Alf Laylah wa-Laylah, A Thousand Nights and One Night. Throughout the last millennium, storytellers have carried these enduring stories around the world, expanding and adapting them to new languages and cultures and creating an international family of timeless tales.

In this album, award-winning storyteller Mary Grace Ketner recounts Scheherazade's own story, along with three of the 1001 tales the legendary Persian princess told to her sister/accomplice Dinrazade to enchant and disarm her murderous husband, the sultan Sharyar.

Included are Scheherazade’s best-loved “Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves” along with two living descendents of her ancient accounts: “The Peddler of Swaffham” and “Old Dry Fry” have been passed orally from one generation to the next to this very day, years and oceans away from their roots in ancient Persia (Sheherazade's “The Ruined Man Made Rich by a Dream” and “Tale of the Hunchback”).

The cover design, a vintage illustration by Frances Virginia Sterrett ffom a 1928 edition of Arabian Nights, is entitled “Scheherazade went on with her story"―just as she goes on today in the warm and passionate voice of Mary Grace Ketner."


Ghostly Gals
& Spirited Women
Mary Grace Ketner
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  :: La Llorona :: The Lute Player :: Pretty Maid Ibronka :: Miss Annie :: Chien Nang :: The Condiment Basketball Game ::

Visit storyteller Mary Grace Ketner's website:
http://talesandlegends.net/

 

"I listened o both CD's while on a road trip with my 13-year-old granddaughter Hannah. Hannah was as spellbound as I was; these CD's scored big time with her, and if a storyteller can win the praise of a teenager, well, that's high praise indeed."
—Susanna Holstein
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Ghostly Gals
& Spirited Women
Mary Grace Ketner
$12 (plus shipping & applicable sales tax)

Professional storyteller Mary Grace Ketner, an award-winning artist on the Texas Commission on the Arts touring roster, paints vivid word pictures of fascinating women from myths and legends worldwide. "Pretty Maid Ibronka" is so desperate for a boyfriend that she would welcome a devil for a mate, something she soon regrets in this Hungarian folk tale. In "Chien Nang," a dutiful daughter rebels when her father insists on her betrothal for wealth instead of love. And the stories come closer to home in "Miss Annie," about a clairvoyant in East Texas; "The Condiment Basketball Game," about growing up in a small-town; and the eerily familiar "La Llorona." Over an hour of riveting stories makes this CD the perfect family companion for those long car trips.

Ghostly Galls...It’s like a Whitman Sampler of stories with colorful female characters: folk tales, fairy tales, local legends, scary, wistful, eerie, and one of them, "The Condiment Basketball Game," is an outright hoot. Ketner tells the best "La Llorona" I’ve ever heard, and I count that story among the “regulars” in my own repertoire. Finally, "Pretty Maid Ibronka," a Hungarian fairy tale, has all the enchantment of a dream – a dream you want desperately to wake up from."—Megan,  Read the entire review here.

"I had a most delightful ride home last night from work listening to Mary Grace's many voices in her beautiful, sometimes funny, always engaging stories from her latest CD. The playful, inviting use of music, voice, echo, and more, kept me wondering what would happen next."—Vanessa Potter, Potter's Storytelling Playhouse

"Mary Grace Ketner is one of the classiest storytellers around, and her Ghostly Gals & Spirited Women is a collection of some of her best-told tales. Her 'La Llorona' captures the essence of its classic tragic theme in a way no one else has, and her versions of three world folk tales are crafted with respect for their origins as well as an awareness of their universal truths. Her word portrait of 'Miss Annie' and her description of 'The Condiment Basketball Game' show the range and diversity of her creative and performing skills."—Donna Ingham, author of Tales with a Texas Twist (Globe Pequot, 2005)