I will leave it up to Tom himself to explain this new area of his excellent website:
“In these uncertain, surreal days of illness and self-isolation due to COVID-19 I found myself wondering what more I can do to help people get through the long days. I felt that if ever there was a need for stories, then this is it.
I have decided to do some rough, one-take stories of favourite folk tales to post on Orkneyology.com. I must admit, they are rougher than I would normally do, but I felt that speed was of importance. So, all the stumbles are left in. This is not about showcasing my storytelling skills, but an attempt to get stories out there for young and old as quickly as possible and at regular intervals. It’s not about ‘me’, it’s about us.
These are stories that I don’t normally tell, as well as old favourites, and the lack of an audience is a great miss. It is just me, alone in our library with a small recording device on a cushion and with cars and vans driving past our house in the street outside.
I hope you find something that you like and that it helps to get you through the day. Please take care and stay safe.