Monday, May 25, 2015

Rewind session with Scottish storytellers Ruth Kirkpatrick and David Campbell

Ruth Kirkpatrick, storyteller
This week on the Teller and the Tale, I return to a previous programme where I featured two of Scotland's finest storytellers -- Ruth Kirkpatrick and David Campbell. Although both live in or near Edinburgh today, Ruth and David grew up in the North-East of Scotland and still retain much of their 'mither tongue'.

Having been mentored by Traveller storyteller Stanley Robertson, she 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 the excellent musicians Gica Loening and Jenny Gardner.

David Campbell, storyteller
David Campbell was born in Edinburgh but raised in the fishing town of Fraserburgh on the Moray Firth in the north-east of Scotland. 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 a 2-volume account of Duncan's life and their friendship. 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:
Canada/US    Sunday 24 May at 7am EDT; Tuesday May 26 at 8pm EDT; and Thursday 28 May at 4pm

UK/Ireland    Sunday 24 May at 12noon GMT; Wednesday 27 at 1am; and Thursday 28 May at 9pm

Australia       Sunday 24 May at 9pm EDT; Wednesday 27 at 10am; and Friday 29 May at 6am.

Check Blues and Roots Radio for scheduling in your area of the world.

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