Brida is the daughter of the goddess Callie and bound by a spell her mother has cast, she is held captive beneath Callie's mountain fortress. Longing to escape so that she may travel freely around the world, Brida has tried many ways in vain to break the spell but the visit of a prince from the world beyond the mountain may suggest ways in which her captivity can be ended.
In Daughter of Fire and Water by Lyndsey Croal you heard
Kelsey Griffin as Brida
Lewie Watson as Angus
Peter Forbes as Cernun
and Simone Low as Callie
Music was by Cameron Mackay
Sound design, direction and soundscapes were by Chris Gregory
Sound effects were from freesound.org
The presenter of this podcast is Marie-Claire Wood
We would like to thank Lyndsey Croal, Anthea Middleton, Sam Canning and Gillian Bowman for their invaluable help in casting for this drama
Daughter of Fire and Water began as a character origin tale for Lyndsey's in-progress young-adult fantasy novel, though it morphed into something quite different by the end. She'd like to thank Julie Bertagna for prompting her to explore this back story, and Scottish Book Trust for their support over the past year. Inspiration also came from Scottish folklorist Donald Alexander Mackenzie's interpretation of the Cailleach's story.
If you would like to find out more about Lyndsey Croal and her writing, please visit her website https://lyndseycroal.wordpress.com/
To find out more about Cameron Mackay and to listen to more of his music please go to https://www.cameronmackay.co.uk/
"Daughter of Fire and Water” is an alternative stories 2021 production for the alternative stories and fake realities podcast.
Part two of Daughter of Fire and Water will be out on Friday 26th February. Please subscribe to alternative stories and fake realities in your favourite podcast app to have this and all future editions delivered directly to your podcast feed the moment they are released.