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Tom Hughes is an engaging storyteller who has been captivating audiences for over a decade with his folk tales and music. The legends from the landscape of his native Cheshire regularly make an appearance along with stories from across Europe with tales for every occasion. Tom has performed in cosy clubs as well as the stages of major festivals. Tom's work often features bagpipes, though not of the Highland type, but the softer tones of pipes once very popular in England. He is the Education Officer for the Bagpipe Society and works with schools and festivals to introduce people to the folklore and music of this ancient instrument. Tom is also one of the organisers of Word of Mouth storytellers in Manchester, one of the country's longest running story clubs. He has also run regular storytelling clubs for school pupils as well as courses in folklore and legends for adults. Visit Tom’s website or follow him on Twitter.

The appearance of a Turkish knight, Beelzebub, and a horse’s skull mark out a centuries old winter tradition in rural