"Become aware what is in you. Announce it, pronounce it, produce it and give birth to it." - Meister Eckhart

02 August 2013

Teller and the Tale with guest storyteller Allison Galbraith

Allison Galbraith, storyteller
Next week's episode of The Teller and the Tale finds me at a busy Scottish Storytelling Centre in Edinburgh where I'm in conversation with storyteller Allison Galbraith. Born in England to Scottish parents, Allison now lives in Lanark, south of Glasgow.

She also has Canadian connections -- her great, great grandfather Hugh Campbell emigrated in the 1920s settling in my hometown of Hamilton Ontario. His sister later married into the Emslie family, so if there are any Emslies reading this or listening to the show next week, get in touch.

Allison started storytelling back in the 1980s when she started telling stories to Travellers' children in the Midlands. Since then, she's taken her passion for storytelling all over the UK. She has a wide repertoire of stories and accents with which to tell them. Learn more about Allison and her stories, beginning next week on the Teller and the Tale. You can listen to the show on www.bluesandrootsradio.ca on Sunday at 12noon (UK), Wednesday at 1am (UK) and on Friday at 9pm (UK). Check the radio station's web page (www.bluesandrootsradio.ca) for details of times in your region.

If you miss the shows next week, come back here to my blog where you'll find each week's shows posted at the end of the week. Simply click on the 'Radio' link at the top of the page and enjoy all the shows thus far.

Thanks for listening!

Michael Williams

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