Katy Cawkwell, Storyteller: 0776 246 9059           Exeter, UK


Tristan and Iseult

One of the great love stories, spanning the lands and seas of Cornwall, Ireland and Brittany.  Hear afresh the rapture in music that drifts across the water, the tenderness of a healing touch, the passion in a game of chess, the intimacy of an apple orchard and the thrill of clutching at your lover’s hand and fleeing to the wild secret places of this land.  


Katy picks a clear, brilliant path through this many-layered legend, mingling story with snatches of Gaelic song and touching her listeners with the excitement, beauty and tragedy of this timeless tale.


15 performances to date - see Calendar for upcoming dates.


55 mins + interval + 50 mins.  Suitable for 13+







Tristan Iseult Tintagel Cornish Breton Irish storytelling 

Image: Zoe Duncan







“A tour de force… the action was fast paced and the storytelling fluent, lively and gripping” Fiona Collins, Llangollen Storyclub organiser who hosted the first performance in February 2018 with support from Literature Wales


“Thank you for your mesmeric storytelling yesterday evening.  A wonderful story, beautifully told.  Many appreciative comments from those in the audience, some of whom have never been before” Christine Bell, Story Café at Bridport Arts Centre March 2018


“A lovely way with words—they fall from her tongue like the pouring of honey!” Bridport audience member


“...warm and assured. She told with a decisiveness and charming genuineness that put the audience at ease and allowed us, over the course of the evening, to relax into what all story lovers look for, that state of inward reflection, upon the deeper questions of life, and our own life in particular. Golden!” Director, Jellyfish Arts Hub.


“a finely crafted, thrilling epic tale of love and loss, rooted in the landscapes of South West England, Brittany and Ireland. Katy conveys the thrills and sorrows of young love with skill and humour…” South Devon Storytellers