Simon Heywood

storyteller, songwriter, composer, folklorist


St Nicholas and the Innkeeper

A seasonal story I learned from the late Sheffield storyteller Peter Clarke, and tell in his memory. Merry Christmas!

Re-enactment, from Songs For Change

Songs For Change

Songs For Change is a call to songwriters old and new to put into words and music their observations of what’s going on in the world today; to write songs that reflect our times; indeed songs which have the power to change our world.

The Betsy Jane

This year’s Christmas story – a legend of the West Cumbrian coast, first written down by John White in his Lays and Legends of the English Lake Country (1873).