Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Share Your Holiday Story

Over the holidays, I'd like to feature you as the storyteller on The Teller and the Tale.

Use the Voicemail feature to leave a 90 sec (or less) "favourite memory" of Christmas, Hanukkah, Diwali, Bodhi Day, Pancha Ganapati, Winter Solstice, or any winter festive celebration.

Give your name and say where you're from. Obviously, you must have a built-in mic or external microphone.

I'd like to use these recordings in the upcoming holiday show, so if you leave a recording, you're also agreeing to the use of your story on the programme. Thanks.

Sunday, December 14, 2014

Teller and the Tale wlth storyteller and award-winning author Janis MacKay

This week, host Michael Williams is in conversation with storyteller and children's author Janis MacKay from Edinburgh.

Janis hails from Edinburgh, Scotland. As a girl, she attended Duddingston Primary School and later Portobello High School, where she enjoyed some success in athletics and cross-country running.

Following school, Janis moved to London to train as a journalist. However, she soon realised she wasn't destined for a life on Fleet Street, and decided to travel the world having adventures. She sailed yachts, slept on beaches, looked after children, and worked on a kibbutz in Israel among other things, before returning home to Edinburgh to study speech and drama and work with children with learning disabilities. It was at this time she also became a storyteller.

But Janis' dream was to be a writer, so once again she set off, this time for the MA in Creative Writing course at Sussex University. After successfully completing the course, she was awarded Creative Scotland funding to go to the far north of Scotland and live by the sea. Here among the seals and other creatures, she wrote her first novel for children, Magnus Finn and the Ocean Quest, which went on to win a Kelpie prize in 2009.

Since then, Janis has continued to write, producing two more Magnus Finn books, a picture book set on the Orkney Islands entitled Wee Seal, a traditional tale called the Selkie Girl, and two more popular children's novels, The Reluctant Time Traveller and the Accidental Time Traveller, which won the Scottish Children's Book Award in 2013.

And when she's not writing, Janis can often be found storytelling and supporting other storytellers through her development work at the Scottish Storytelling Centre in Edinburgh.

Janis lives with her collie, two rowan trees in the front garden, and a river across the road.

Broadcast times:

Sunday 14 December 2014, 7am EST (Canada/US) and 12 noon GMT (UK/Ireland)

Tuesday 16 December 2014, 8pm EST and 1am GMT

Thursday 18 December 2014, 4pm EST and 9pm GMT

Go to www.bluesandrootsradio.com and click on the "Listen Live" button.




Saturday, December 6, 2014

Teller and the Tale with guest storyteller Marianne Christensen

This week I'm in conversation with Danish storyteller Marianne Christensen.

Marianne was born on the island of Lollands in the Baltic Sea. She now lives in Vordingborg, a small town in the south of Denmark and home to many generations of her family. Her grandparents were wonderful storytellers, telling tales of farming and everyday life in the region, and Marianne recounts her childhood memories of hearing these stories.

It was the close-knit nature of the relationships in those early days that encouraged the sharing of gossip and stories. Marianne has inherited the gift of the gab and developed it into a career as a storyteller.

Nevertheless, Marianne very nearly became a midwife rather than a storyteller. But, it was teaching that called to her in the early 80s before turning her hand to community development and adult education. This led to a keen interest in psychology and Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) as well as theatre.

Encouraged by friends, Marianne decided that she could step off the stage and use her natural ability and newly-learned skills in telling stories. She's never looked back.

However, life took a dramatic turn in 2008 while she was studying at Emerson College's School of Storytelling in southern England. She received the news that her husband of 23 years had cancer. Devastated, Marianne returned to Denmark to care for her husband. During this time she drew on his strength and discovered reserves of her own.

Marianne brings compassion, courage, and humour to her storytelling. Just a few minutes in her company will enthuse you with her passion; after half an hour, you just might find yourself following in her footsteps on your own storytelling journey.

Broadcast times:

Sunday 7 December 2014 at 7am EDT (Canada/US) and 12 noon GMT (UK/Ireland)
Tuesday 9 December 2014 at 8pm EDT (Canada/US) and 1am GMT (UK/Ireland)
Thursday 11 December 2014 at 4pm EDT (Canada/US) and 9pm GMT (UK/Ireland) 

To listen go to bluesandrootsradio.com and click on the "Listen Live" button.



Discover more about Marianne and her work at www.mariannechristensen.dk



Friday, November 28, 2014

Teller and the Tale with guest storytellers Lev Ropes, Jane Yolen, and Charles Kiernan

This week on The Teller and the Tale, I'm joined by American storytellers Lev Ropes, Jane Yolen, and Charles Kiernan.

Lev Ropes is originally from Helena, Montana, although he currently lives in Golden, Colorado where he is resident storyteller in the Jefferson County schools. His audiences know him better as Grandbear, whose stories centre on the creatures of Blue Heron Ranch. Although there are a number of animal characters in Grandbear’s stories, Coyote—the ol’ Trickster--has to be the central figure.

There’s a wonderful charm and warmth to Lev’s storytelling and it’s no wonder he’s a popular teller in schools, community centres, retirement centres, and on radio shows, like this one. Lev is also an author and musician and you can learn more about his work on his website www.grandbearthestoryteller.com. Listen as Lev share his story of "Coyotes' Winter Solstice".

Next up is Jane Yolen. Jane is no stranger to the storytelling world. In fact, she’s been called the Hans Christian Andersen of America and the Aesop of the twentieth century. She's even had no less than 6 honorary doctorates in literature, and earned the respect of storytellers worldwide.

Jane was born in New York City in 1939. Her father was a journalist and her mother a psychiatric social worker, who dabbled in creative writing. Her father’s work took them to Hollywood for a few years, but the family moved back to New York where Jane settled into school, took piano and ballet lessons, and even started a neighbourhood newspaper with her brother. It was in college where Jane developed her talent for writing poetry and stories. On her 22nd birthday she published her first children’s tale, Pirates in Petticoats. She’s never looked back, now having published more than 300 books. You can learn much more about Jane and her work at www.janeyolen.com.

Last but not least, let me introduce storyteller Charles Kiernan. Charles was born and raised in Pennsylvannia. After graduating from university, he worked for years as a systems analyst. Having retired, he now devotes his time to storytelling, performing at schools, theatres, clubs, libraries, and festivals. He also has a talent for characterisation and features two unique and entertaining shows devoted to the lives of Mark Twain and Albert Einstein. More at www.lostdollar.net.

Charles is certainly at home telling Americana tales, many born in the Appalachian mountains and resonant with mountain humour and homespun wit. But he also delights in telling stories from the Brothers Grimm as we shall hear in this episode. Don't miss it.

So, join me, beginning this Sunday 30th November on Blues and Roots Radio for three tales from three of America's finest storytellers.

You can also learn more about our guests and listen to other shows at The Teller and the Tale web site www.thetellerandthetale.com.

Michael Williams
Host
The Teller and the Tale

Broadcast times:
Sunday 30th November 2014 at 7am EDT (Canada/US) and 12 noon GMT (UK/Ireland)
Tuesday 2nd December 2014 at 8pm EDT (Canada/US) and 1am GMT (UK/Ireland) Thursday 4th December 2014 at 4pm EDT (Canada/US) and 9pm GMT (UK/Ireland)

To listen, go to www.bluesandrootsradio.com and click on the 'Listen Live' button. 

REMEMBER: You can also listen to some of my past shows and learn more about my guests by going to the Teller and the Tale website at www.thetellerandthetale.com.


Michael Williams StoryCoaching is proud to support the Teller and the Tale Radio show. If you are interested in storycoaching, please go to www.michaelwilliamsstorycoaching.com for more information.

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Teller and the Tale with guest storyteller Alette Willis

This week on The Teller and the Tale, I'm joined by storyteller Alette Willis. Originally from Canada but now resident in Edinburgh Scotland, Alette has made her  mark on the Scottish storytelling scene. Her stories reflect her strong commitment to the environment, peace & justice, well-being, as well as science and research. 

Alette currently works as lecturer in Edinburgh University's Dept of Counselling and Psychotherapy where, among other things, she encourages the use of storytelling. Other academic interests include therapeutic storytelling and storytelling for peace & justice.

How to Make a Golem and Terrify People by Alette J. WillisIn addition to her academic work, Alette has also found time to write an award-winning children's novel, How to Make a Golem (and Terrify People) (Floris Books), winner of the 2011 Kelpie Prize for Children's Fiction. One enthused reader summed up her appreciation by writing, "I enjoyed the voice of this book from the get-go. The characters were alive, the storyline was perfectly paced--with the PERFECT amount of spine tingles and creepiness thrown in."

Alette brings equal measures of voice, characterisation, and pacing to her oral storytelling, whether she's telling a story about trees (she's been a regular storyteller at the Royal Botanic Gardens in Edinburgh) or quantum-creation stories that explain the existence of time and space through imaginative (yet real) creatures like the Gluons and Gravitons (Alette has been a regular Science Festival storyteller).

Alette Willis, storytellerJoin me, beginning this Sunday 23rd November on Blues and Roots Radio (www.bluesandrootsradio.com) as I welcome Alette to the show. Listen as she reveals how she became a storyteller and why storytelling is important to her. Sit back and listen to her strange tale of how time and space came into being and how she made a Golem (and terrified people). Ok, she didn't terrify anyone. I mean, just look at that face.

Better yet, decide for yourself by joining us this Sunday at 7am EDT (Canada/US) and 12 noon GMT (UK/Ireland), only on Blues and Roots Radio (details below).

Blues and Roots Radio -- go to www.bluesandrootsradio.com and click on the "Listen Live" button.

The programme is repeated on Tuesday 25 November at 8pm EDT and 1am GMT and again on Thursday 27 November at 4pm EDT and 9pm GMT.

Michael Williams
Host
The Teller and the Tale

www.thetellerandthetale.com

Saturday, November 15, 2014

Teller and the Tale with guest storyteller Wendy Woolfson



This week on The Teller and the Tale, I'm joined by Scottish storyteller Wendy Woolfson.

Wendy was born and raised in Glasgow, Scotland into a family of artists, magicians, storytellers and actors. Her mother, a professional actor coached her from the age of 4 in performance, poetry recitation and vocal gymnastics whilst regaling the family with her hilarious stories at all opportunities.

Wendy's working life has varied from street artist, balloon decorator to retail manager and coach, photographer and bicycle messenger. The retail part lasted 10 years and developed her skills in working with people and managing large teams providing her with the abilities she has today of organising quality events. She was the Producer of the organisation Stories for Health and in 2010 organised the first Scottish International Symposium on Storytelling as a Healing Art.

Wendy fell into storytelling during a course on Puppet Theatre Arts in 2004. Soon after she took a post at the Glasgow Steiner School as Handwork teacher whilst honing her storytelling experience in various schools and events round Glasgow and studying storytelling at Glasgow University with poet, author and storyteller Tom Pow. She has been a registered professional storyteller with The Scottish Storytelling Centre and Scottish Book Trust since 2006. In 2008 she was co-resident storyteller at the Village Storytelling Centre with Jean Edmiston who also generously shared her decades of knowledge as a mentor and received story coaching from Michael Williams during 2010.

Wendy has worked with people of all ages and abilities, including people with learning and physical disabilities; she thrives in an environment where she is given the opportunity to help others grow.  

As she says, 'The wisdom and wonder of stories consistently amazes me as I continue to develop in this work." (adapted from Wendy's biography at www.wendywoolfson.co.uk)

Join me, beginning this Sunday 16th November on Blues and Roots Radio (www.bluesandrootsradio.com) as I welcome Wendy to the show. Listen as she shares her life's work with storytelling and tells the remarkable Native-American tale of "Shingebiss".

You can also learn more about our guests at The Teller and the Tale web site www.thetellerandthetale.com.

Michael Williams
Host
The Teller and the Tale

Friday, November 7, 2014

Teller and the Tale with guest storyteller David Campbell


This week, the Teller and the Tale is proud to present the legendary Scottish storyteller David Campbell.

Raised in the north-east of Scotland, David was immersed in the rich multi-lingual cultural that included the Scots language, English, and the Doric tongue. He first acquired his love of story and song from the men and women of the Traveller tradition and would later befriend the great Traveller storyteller Duncan Williamson, of whom David has written a two-volume account.

Anyone who has had the pleasure of hearing David in session, will appreciate that they are in the presence of a master storyteller, a word-weaver equally adept with Shakespeare or Dylan Thomas, as he is with the Scots poets like Hugh Macdiarmid, Norman McCaig, and Hamish Henderson. In fact, David had the privilege of learning from them. But perhaps his greatest teacher (and sidekick) was the aforementioned Duncan Williamson. When once asked why storytelling was so important, Williamson remarked, "Stories are oor education." David has not only been one of Duncan's greatest students, but a wonderful teacher in his own right who has shared stories and his vast experience with many other storytellers (yours truly included).

David, along with another master storyteller Donald Smith, helped to found the Scottish Storytelling Centre in Edinburgh, a centre which supports and develops the ancient art of storytelling across the land and sea. In his long career, David has been an author, poet, teacher, broadcaster, traveller, musician, and storyteller extraordinaire.

Join me on the Teller and the Tale beginning this Sunday morning for a half-hour in the company of David Campbell as he shares aspects of his life and career . . . and, of course, a story.

Watch a video of David Campbell at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YNSHDjE590M

You can also learn more about our guests at The Teller and the Tale web sitewww.thetellerandthetale.com.

Michael Williams
Host
The Teller and the Tale
www.thetellerandthetale.com

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

The Teller and the Tale with guest storyteller Margot Henderson

 This week on The Teller and the Tale, we present a re-broadcast of our show with guest storyteller Margot Henderson.

Margot has been telling and creating stories and poems ever since she was a child. In a wee hut at the bottom of the garden, she and her pals would make up stories and plays, and dressed in their mother’s frocks, they would perform them for the neighbours for three pence. She has been storytelling in the community ever since.

As a poet and storyteller she has worked with people of all ages, abilities and cultural back- grounds in a wide range of settings, including schools, hospitals, day centres, homeless shelters, prisons and psychiatric units. As well as telling a wide range of creation myths and folk tales, tales from Native America and Africa, she creates her own stories to celebrate particular occasions and locations.

Much of Margot’s work has been site specific in galleries, museums and theatres, as well as in forests, gardens, quarries and ruined abbeys. She sources local stories and reanimates them to deepen people’s sense of their roots. She has a deep love of nature and a keen sense of our interconnectedness.

Being of Scots/Irish origins, Margot’s work is steeped in the oral tradition and she combines music, song, dance, poetry and story. Margot has a background in Community Arts and trained in dance and drama, art therapy and ceremonial tradition.

She has taken part in cross-arts collaborations and has been commissioned by a range of organisations including Scottish Natural Heritage, the Findhorn Foundation, Ballet Rambert, the Barbican Centre and the Tate, to create and perform her work. In her work Margot balances professional performances with engaging groups and individuals in their own creative process.

Join me, beginning this Sunday 2nd November on Blues and Roots Radio (www.bluesandrootsradio.com) as I welcome Margot to the show.

You can also learn more about our guests at The Teller and the Tale web site www.thetellerandthetale.com.

Michael Williams
Host
The Teller and the Tale
www.thetellerandthetale.com

Broadcast times:
Sunday 2 November 2014 at 7am EST (Canada/US) and 12 noon BST (UK/Ireland)
Tuesday 4 November 2014 at 8pm EST (Canada/US) and 1am BST (UK/Ireland)
Thursday 6 November 2014 at 4pm EST (Canada/US) and 9pm BST (UK/Ireland)

To listen, go to www.bluesandrootsradio.com and click on the 'Listen Live' button.

REMEMBER: You can also listen to some of my past shows and learn more about my guests by going to the Teller and the Tale website at www.thetellerandthetale.com.

Michael Williams StoryCoaching is proud to support the Teller and the Tale Radio show. If you are interested in storycoaching, please go to www.michaelwilliamsstorycoaching.com for more information.

Thursday, October 30, 2014

The Teller and the Tale featuring stories from Regi Carpenter, Heather Forest, and Mike Lockett

This week on The Teller and the Tale, I'm joined by American storytellers Regi Carpenter, Heather Forest, and Mike Lockett.


Regi Carpenter grew up on the shores of the St Lawrence River in upstate New York, in the same area that was home to her father, grandfather, and great-grandfather. Her storytelling is not only well-rooted in the soil of her childhood, but it reaches back through the generations telling of “hard knock lives lived gloriously.” She describes her family as “religious, raucous, tender, terrible, crazy and caring.” She’s been telling stories professionally since the mid 90s and has gone on to win numerous awards. She currently works as professor of storytelling at Ithaca College in upstate New York.

Heather Forest has been telling stories for the better part of 30 years. In that time she has performed all over the world and has earned numerous accolades and awards for her storytelling, including the 2003 Storytelling World Honor Award for her recording of her award-winning book "Wisdom Tales from around the World." Highly recommended. Heather lives in Huntingdon, New York where she is the Executive Director of Story Arts, a cultural arts organisation that provides storytelling concerts and workshops throughout the Long Island, New York area. She’s not only an accomplished storyteller but a musician, poet and award-winning author.
 

Finally, we meet Mike Lockett. Mike is a teacher, an author, motivational speaker, recording artist, workshop facilitator, radio host as well as a storyteller. His website cites more than 3000 performances in the US and around the world including the Far East where he’s a popular author and performer. Not surprising given that Mike has been telling stories for more than 40 years.

Halloween on Blues and Roots RadioJoin me, beginning this Sunday 26th October on Blues and Roots Radio (www.bluesandrootsradio.com) for some Halloween-flavoured tales from three of America's finest storytellers.
 

You can also learn more about our guests and listen to other shows at The Teller and the Tale web site www.thetellerandthetale.com.

Michael Williams
Host
The Teller and the Tale
www.thetellerandthetale.com
www.facebook.com/thetellerandthetale


Broadcast times:

Sunday 26 October 2014, 7am EST (Canada/US) and 11am GMT (UK/Ireland)

Tuesday 28 October 2014, 8pm EST (Canada/US) and 12 midnight GMT (UK/Ireland)

Thursday 30 October 2014, 4pm EST (Canada/US) and 8pm GMT (UK/Ireland)

Only on Blues and Roots Radio (www.bluesandrootsradio.com).  Go to the website at the appropriate time and click on the "Listen Live" button.

 

Friday, August 22, 2014

Teller and the Tale features American storytellers Eva Grayzel, Megan Hicks, and Ed Stivender

This week on The Teller and the Tale, I feature three American storytellers: Eva Grayzel, Megan Hicks, and Ed Stivender.

Eva Grayzel
Eva Grayzel is a master teller, author, and inspirational speaker. Her career was nearly cut short in 1998 when she was diagnosed with advanced oral cancer and given only a 15% chance of survival. Barely able to speak, Eva underwent radical treatment and, against the odds, survived. Since then, she has gone on to develop her storytelling career, raising awareness of oral cancer, and setting up a foundation to support children with a family member suffering from cancer. Listen to Eva tell the story of "The Stonecutter".

Megan Hicks
Megan Hicks is a superb storyteller in the Appalachian tradition. She has been a guest at numerous storytelling festivals including the celebrated International Storytelling Festival in Jonesborough Tennessee. In addition to being an engaging storyteller, Megan also makes origami jewellery and loves turning found objects into playthings and stories. Laugh as Megan tells the comic story of "The Fisherman and the Groundhog".

Ed Stivender
Finally, Ed Stivender makes his debut on the Teller and the Tale. Ed is an award-winning storyteller who delights audiences wherever he goes. Often accompanying himself on guitar or banjo, Ed enthralls audiences young and old alike with his wit and humour. Enjoy Ed's telling of Ulster Jack and listen to why he's one of the masters of the genre.




Broadcast times:

Sunday 24 August 2014 at 7am EST (Canada/US) and 12noon BST (UK/Ireland)

Tuesday 26 August 2014 at 8pm EST and 1am BST

Thursday 28 August 2014 at 4pm EST and 9pm BST

To listen, go to Blues and Roots Radio, www.bluesandrootsradio.com at the appropriate time and click on the "Listen Live" button.

A selection of previous programmes are available to listen to again at Michael Williams StoryCoaching (www.michaelwilliamsstorycoaching.com).

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Saturday, August 16, 2014

The Teller and the Tale with storytellers Ruth Kirkpatrick and David Campbell

This week's Teller and the Tale introduces two wonderful Scottish storytellers Ruth Kirkpatrick and David Campbell.

Both grew up in the North East of Scotland and have inherited a love and respect for their 'mither tongue' and the rich Celtic heritage of storytelling. Having been mentored by Traveller storyteller Stanley Robertson, Ruth has developed a unique talent for connecting with people through story. She has pioneered the use of story with children and adolescents as part of her social and educational work and is a much sought-after workshop leader and speaker. Listen as Ruth shares her story of the 'Seven Ravens' taken from her recent Stories Allways resource pack where she is also accompanied by musicians Gica Loening and Jenny Gardner.

David Campbell was born in Edinburgh but raised in the fishing town of Fraserburgh on the Moray Firth. A former teacher and BBC Radio Producer, David has developed a sensitive ear for story and language. His passion for story was further enriched through his friendship with another Traveller storyteller Duncan Williamson, of whom he has written. Today I feature David's story about the famous song 'Loch Lomond', taken from the CD Scotland in Love, which David recorded with the singer and harpist Katie Targett-Adams.


Broadcast times:

Sunday 17 August 2014 at 7am EST (Canada/US) and 12 noon BST (UK/Ireland)

Tuesday 19 August 2014 at 8pm EST (Canada/US) and 1am BST (UK/Ireland)

Thursday 21 August 2014 at 4pm EST (Canada/US) and 9pm BST (UK/Ireland)

To listen, go to www.bluesandrootsradio.com and click on the 'Listen Live' button.


Thursday, August 7, 2014

The Teller and the Tale with Scottish storyteller Elly Crichton Stuart

Elly Crichton Stuart
This week on The Teller and the Tale, I catch up with Scottish storyteller Elly Crichton Stuart to talk about her life as a storyteller and to hear her share one of her favourite stories.

Elly is a mindfulness practitioner who is passionate about storytelling, performance and poetry as tools for transformation. Working with heart, humour and creativity, Elly aspires to lead people on a journey towards wholeness.

Elly trained at Arts Educational Drama School and worked as a performer and workshop leader for many years.

In 2003 she left The Unicorn Theatre for Children, where she had worked for 6 years, to go to The School of Storytelling at Emerson College. In 2006 she returned to Essex University (M.A in Art History 1980) to study The Tale with Marina Warner.

Elly has toured the UK as a performer since 1987 and worked all over the world as a storyteller since 2004. She is currently training adults and young people in Scotland as storytellers, and running self-development workshops for adults on Nourishing ourselves through the senses and story, and Storytelling for forgiveness. (More about Elly at www.ellystoryteller.com)


Listen to Elly on The Teller and the Tale only on Blues and Roots Radio (www.bluesandrootsradio.com) at the following times:

Sunday 10 August at 7am EST (Canada/US) and 12 noon BST (UK/Ireland)

Tuesday 12 August at 8pm EST (Canada/US) and 1am BST (UK/Ireland)

Thursday 14 August at 4pm EST (Canada/US) and 9pm BST (UK/Ireland)


Go to www.bluesandrootsradio.com and click on the "Listen Live" button.

More about the Teller and the Tale at www.thetellerandthetale.com and at www.facebook.com/thetellerandthetale.

Friday, July 25, 2014

The Teller and the Tale presents guest storyteller Alex Miller

Storyteller Alex Miller
This week on the Teller and the Tale, join me as I meet up with Aberdeen storyteller Alex Miller.

Alex is one of the many rising young storytellers in Scotland. Alex combines his love of storytelling with his loves of music, singing, and outdoor education. He's a popular and energetic young person's choir leader and founder of ACE, one of Aberdeen's innovative community arts projects which offers young people an opportunity to experience music and singing on stage.

Join Alex and I this Sunday 27 July 2014 at 7am EST (Canada/US) and 12 noon BST (UK/Ireland) on Blues and Roots Radio (www.bluesandrootsradio.com). Go the the website and click on the "Listen Live" button.

The show repeats on Tuesday 29 July 2014 at 8pm EST and 1am BST (for you nightowls!) and again on Thursday 31 July 2014 at 4pm EST and 9pm BST.

You can always listen to a selection of older shows on our radio player at the top of this page. Check back often as we rotate shows monthly.

Thanks,

Michael



Tuesday, June 24, 2014

WELCOME

Welcome to the Teller and the Tale Radio.

Listen to past shows using the SCM Music Player above. I will endeavour to rotate programmes from week to week. Click on the Playlist icon at the far right to choose other programmes from the list.
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The Teller and the Tale is a half-hour radio programme broadcast three times a week on Blues and Roots Radio, an internet radio station based in Port Credit, Ontario in Canada. To listen simply go to www.blueandrootsradio.com and click on the "Listen Live" button.

Each week I introduce a storyteller from Scotland or a guest storyteller from around the world. During our conversation, we learn something about our guest's life and work and listen to a story. You'll also learn where you can go to find out more about the storyteller and his or her work.

As the show's popularity has increased, I've decided the programme needed its own website. Here you'll find information about upcoming programmes, links to our guests' websites, and information about the world of storytelling. I'll also archive past shows so you can listen again once the show has had a chance to play on the radio.

So, welcome to the Teller and the Tale website. I hope you find something of interest here. Please leave your comments, questions and feedback.

Thank you.

Michael Williams
Host of the Teller and the Tale
Blues and Roots Radio 

Teller and the Tale on Blues and Roots Radio: Sundays at 7am (EST); Tuesdays at 8pm (EST); and Thursdays at 4pm (EST).