Monday, December 28, 2015

Happy New Year 2016

Happy New Year 2016!!

On behalf of The Teller and the Tale and all my guests, I would like to wish all our listeners a very Happy New Year!

I look forward to 2016 and the opportunity to bring you more great stories and storytellers, all told "eye to eye, mind to mind, and heart to heart."

Of course, there'd be no programme if we didn't have you as our listeners. I'm privileged to have wonderful listeners like you -- from all over the world. Listeners have contacted me from across the UK, Europe, the US, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, India, Japan, South Africa, Scandanavia, and even the Solomon Islands in the Pacific Ocean. I send good wishes to all of you and look forward to your continued support in the coming year.

Please feel free to contact me via email or use the voicemail service and leave a messsage or a story of your own. I might even use it on the show. And, if you haven't already done so, please subscribe and receive the free newsletter with information about upcoming guests.

Saturday, December 19, 2015

The Teller and the Tale Christmas 2015 Edition

This week The Teller and the Tale celebrates Christmas with contributions from The Beatles, John McCutcheon, Bob Dylan, and Gord Bamford. Also, host and storyteller Michael Williams shares a new story created especially for the occasion and inspired by his reading of a short story by Leo Tolstoy.

It all gets underway on Sunday 20th December at 7am EDT (Canada/US), 12noon (UK/Ireland) and 9pm (Australia).

Repeated on Thursday 24th December at 4pm (Canada/US), 9pm (UK/Ireland) and 6am Christmas Day in Australia.

Only on Blues and Roots Radio ( Go to the website and click on 'Listen".

Thursday, December 10, 2015

The Teller and the Tale presents Danish storyteller Marianne Christensen

Danish storyteller Marianne Christensen
This week, the Teller and the Tale rewinds back to my interview with Danish storyteller Marianne Christensen. Marianne was born 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.

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.

The show gets underway on Sunday 6 December and Thursday 10 December 2015. Sunday's show begins at 7am EDT (Can/US). Thursday's show starts at 4pm EDT (Can/US). Check for times in your area.