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Thread #92571   Message #1773050
Posted By: GUEST
30-Jun-06 - 05:53 PM
Thread Name: Folklore: Favorite Storytellers?
Subject: RE: Folklore: Favorite Storytellers?
I'm surprised the following haven't been mentioned:

The great Seamus Ennis (piper, collector, broadcaster, singer) told many stories to set up performances of music. There are nice short examples on his "Forty Years of Irish Piping." There is also an old out-of-print (Topic?) LP called Feidlim Ton Ri's castle which is a full 40 minutes long.

The equally great Robin Williamson (singer, songwriter, poet) has built his post-Incredible String Band career around solo performances in which storytelling is central, both folkloric and mythic.

Both are great; Williamson in particular is Patrick Ball's principle influence.