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CeltArctic Folklore: Favorite Storytellers? (36) RE: Folklore: Favorite Storytellers? 28 Jun 06

My favourite storytellers...

I have to say my father was my favourite storyteller and balladeer but sadly, he made no recordings(he is deceased). I've carried on his tradition, although I mostly sing ballads. See CeltArctic-Moira

Dan Yashinsky, from Toronto, is very good. He helped found the Toronto Storytelling School and 1001 Friday Nights of Storytelling, a regular storytelling club that has been going on for about 2 decades. Dan has published several books on traditional stories. He has also come out with a video. Find out more about him at Toronto Storytelling School or The Tellery

The Canadian organization, Storyteller's of Canada, has a non-profit program called "StorySave" which is dedicated to archiving stories of long term tellers. They have three recordings of produced and available for sale. To find out more, go to their website SC/CC

Another great teller is Duncan Williamson. He has also come out with several books. Duncan is an excellent ballad singer too. find out more about him at Scottish Storytelling Centre

When I was learning to tell stories, I learned mostly from my father and Dan Yashinsky, but I was also influenced by the great US storytelling duo, The Folktellers . They told many scary ghost stories, sometimes in tandem.

Hope that gives you some ideas, Elizabeth.

Good luck, Moira

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