Friday, June 23, 2017

The Teller and the Tale features Scots-French storyteller Fiona Macleod

This week, host Michael Williams features a "rewind" edition of an interview he did in 2015 featuring Scots-French storyteller Fiona Macleod.

Speaking from her home in Brittany, Fiona reminisces about her life in Scotland, Ireland, and France as well as share a wonderful story. Begins Sunday 1st February at 12noon GMT (UK/Ireland) and 7am EST (Canada/US). Repeated on Tues/Wed and Thursday. Blues and Roots Radio ( was born in Perthshire and raised there and in northern Ireland before following her grandmother's footsteps and heading off to France. 

It was in Paris, 25 years ago, that Fiona first heard a storyteller. That experience hooked her and she's never looked back. Now living in the traditional village of Locronan, Fiona has made herself at home within storytelling circles, performing and giving workshops to children, young people, and adults. 

Fiona is as passionate about the environment and our fellow creatures as she is about storytelling. She recently 'adopted' a donkey from a nearby sanctuary and often contributes her storytelling talents to raise awareness of environmental issues, including holding an annual week-long storytelling in nature workshop. 

You can read more about Fiona's interests and storytelling on her Facebook site 

Fiona is an energetic traveller having taken her talents to North America, performing in Montreal, Canada among other places. Back in France, she's even followed in the footsteps (or donkey steps) of Scottish writer Robert Louis Stevenson, retracing much of his 19th-century journey around France. 

Don't miss this talented and effervescent storyteller with a joie de vivre. 

"French is my adopted language. My grandmother spoke and loved this language at the beginning of the 20th Century. I am her continuation. As we say in stories, 'Walk today, walk tomorrow, if you just keep on walking, you will find the path.' "

1 comment:

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