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25 April 2014

Teller and the Tale with guest storyteller Peter Snow

Storyteller Peter Snow
This week's guest on the Teller and the Tale will be Edinburgh storyteller Peter Snow.

Peter is a former Steiner School teacher, poet, musician and ex-psychiatric nurse. Oh yeah, he was also once a goatherd! And he lives in Edinburgh, Scotland.

Our listeners have sent in some questions which I put to Peter recently and here are his answers.

1. What called you to be a storyteller?
Storytelling for me arose out of teaching, but I was knocked out by a storytelling performance by Ashley Ramsden, and went on a short course that he led many years ago.

2. What was the last story you told?
The last story I told was that of Parzival the Grail Knight.

3. Who is your favourite storyteller?
My favourite storyteller? Too wide and various a selection to choose from, but I like Michael Williams, David Campbell, Ruth Kirkpatrick, Claire McNichol, Janis Mackay, Andy Hunter, Noel Cochrane, Daniel Allison especially.

All the best!


If you want to learn more about Peter and hear him tell a cracking good story, listen to The Teller and the Tale, beginning Sunday at noon BST (UK/Ireland) and 7am EDT (Canada/US) on Blues and Roots Radio (www.bluesandrootsradio.com).

Simply go to the website and click on "Listen Live".

And don't forget, the show is repeated on Tues/Wed at 8pm EDT (Canada/US) and 1am BST (UK) and again on Thursday at 4pm EDT (Canada/US) and 9pm BST (UK/Ireland). 

Peter and I look forward to your company!

Happily ever after!

Michael Williams
Host of the Teller and the Tale
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"We have received only very positive reports of your workshop, and must thank you for being so flexible and responsive both before and in the course of implementing the workshop. It has been lovely to work with you. . . . We are hopeful this project will give rise to future storytelling endeavours, and would be very happy to work with you again if the opportunity arises!" Muireann Crowley, At Home in Scotland, University of Edinburgh, May 2014 ("Storytelling, Research and Public Engagement" workshop)

Michael Williams is a a storyteller of compelling skill. He is also a fine human being who engages in all situations and draws people into the warmth of communication and shared experience." Donald Smith, Director, Scottish Storytelling Centre, Edinburgh Scotland

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