Mudcat Café message #1781633 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #92900   Message #1781633
Posted By: Northerner
12-Jul-06 - 05:35 AM
Thread Name: Story selection - storytelling to adults
Subject: RE: Story selection - storytelling to adults
Thank you Jim. I'm not sure how I'd get hold of John Campbell's work; I haven't been able to locate anything through google. I'll keep my eyes open though. Occasionally I go up to Scotland so maybe I'll find something that way. Looks like I've missed a really good storyteller there.

Not sure where I'd get copies of Alec Stewart's storytelling either, but Sheila is appearing at Whitby Folk Week. If I ask her nicely I'm sure she won't mind pointing me towards her family's storytelling on cassettes/CDs.

I'm still very short on storytelling opportunities. At the folk clubs I have to fit into the slot that their MCs provide in the programme. I have to work my stories so that they fit into the equivalent of 2 songs in their timing, i.e. 8-10 minutes maximum.   Many of the better, more complex stories seem to be about the 15 minute mark so I'm not able to try them out at present. I'm trying to get more opportunities in the voluntary sector; it looks like I will have the chance to tell in a day-care facility fairly soon.

Thank you for the advice.

Diane Taylor