Mudcat Café Message Lyrics & Knowledge Personal Pages Record Shop Auction Links Radio & Media Kids Membership Help
The Mudcat Cafeawe

User Name Thread Name Subject Posted
GUEST,Ewan McVicar Folklore: New Scottish Storytelling Internet Radio (8) Folklore: New Scottish Storytelling Internet Radio 17 Jun 06

On 4th June 2006 Scottish Storytelling Radio went on the Net. There are two linked stations. STORYTELLING IN SCOTLAND, currently with over 4 hours of storytelling from 10 Scots tellers, best listened to on broadband. This will be added to, but not themed or with sequences that change often.
SCOTTISH STORYTELLING, accessible through most modems, shares recordings of telling from the 1950s till now. The sequence will change weekly. Current tracks include famed singer Davie Stewart telling a Burker tale to Alan Lomax's young daughter in the 1950s, Alec Williamson of Ross-shire, Falkirk schoolkids retelling old tales, traveller Betsy Whyte of Yellow on the Broom from the School of Scottish Studies archives, a 2004 collaboration between a Scots composers and a storyteller.
Give the stations a try, tell us how you get on and what you think of it.
On my 5 year old steamdriven computer even the 'non broadband' version wheezes and cuts out.
On the newer laptop both versions work fine.
The stations are on Live 365 with thousands of other net stations.
To get there, either try the following links

Or go to and browse for Scottish storytelling.

If the players you have on your setup do not give you sound, go back to the index page, find / choose Free Downloads, then choose Free Software.
To download the free player, scroll down, and under Other Live 365 Software select to download Player 365.

Good luck!
Ewan McVicar

Post to this Thread -

Back to the Main Forum Page

By clicking on the User Name, you will requery the forum for that user. You will see everything that he or she has posted with that Mudcat name.

By clicking on the Thread Name, you will be sent to the Forum on that thread as if you selected it from the main Mudcat Forum page.

By clicking on the Subject, you will also go to the thread as if you selected it from the original Forum page, but also go directly to that particular message.

By clicking on the Date (Posted), you will dig out every message posted that day.

Try it all, you will see.