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Folklore: New Scottish Storytelling Internet Radio

17 Jun 06 - 06:40 PM (#1762466)
Subject: Folklore: New Scottish Storytelling Internet Radio
From: GUEST,Ewan McVicar

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
SCOTTISH STORYTELLING, BROADBAND
http://www.live365.com/stations/gallusteller?play&site=live365
STORYTELLING IN SCOTLAND, NON BROADBAND
http://www.live365.com/stations/gallus2tell?play&site=live365

Or go to
http://www.live365.com and browse for Scottish storytelling.

PLAYER PROBLEMS
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
ewanmcvicar@compuserve.com


17 Jun 06 - 08:08 PM (#1762518)
Subject: RE: Folklore: New Scottish Storytelling Internet Radio
From: CeltArctic

What a great idea! I tried it out and have it bookmarked already. I've forwarded this announcement to all the storytellers I can here in Canada. Perhaps someone here will start up something similar.

By the way, do you know Phyllis Davison? She is a storyteller originally from Scotland. She lives half the year in Sudbury Ontario, half the year in Edinburgh.


17 Jun 06 - 08:11 PM (#1762519)
Subject: RE: Folklore: New Scottish Storytelling Internet R
From: katlaughing

Ewan, what a wonderful idea! Congratulations and I look forward to listening with my grandson, Morgan. He will love it, as I am as I listen right now. Thanks for sharing with us!

kat


17 Jun 06 - 08:30 PM (#1762526)
Subject: RE: Folklore: New Scottish Storytelling Internet R
From: katlaughing

REALLY enjoying the "Monday Tuesday" story!! Just wonderful!


18 Jun 06 - 12:51 AM (#1762609)
Subject: RE: Folklore: New Scottish Storytelling Internet Radio
From: CeltArctic

I was excited to hear "Monday Tuesday". I learned a version of this story from my father - I don't know where he learned it from. He called it "The Humpy Backed Man". In my father's version, the song sung by the little people has more of a singable melody, which I use to get the audience to participate.

I'm looking forward to hearing more of these Scottish stories. Again and again I find myself grateful to the Internet so I can indulge in these folkie pleasures.

Moira


18 Jun 06 - 05:00 AM (#1762659)
Subject: RE: Folklore: New Scottish Storytelling Internet Radio
From: GUEST,Ewan McVicar

Sorry, don't know Phyllis, but I'll look out for her.
Re Monday Tuesday, there are two versions on the broadband station. Donald Smith tells Mon Tues, I tell Mon Tues Wed. His has a hump in it, mine has a better tune and bags of gold.
An update, the listing I give above for the non-broadband link was changed yesterday, currently playing Stanley Robertson and many others. Next new sequence next Friday night if I manage to avoid the listing problems.
Creating it was so easy I am contemplating two more.
New Makars Trust Radio, for the work of the community songwriters of Scotland - we've run a couple of substantial projects in the last few years with songwriters working with kids and the elderly to write their own songs.
A station for Ugandan music, traditional and new. I support various projects there.


24 Jun 06 - 07:03 AM (#1767970)
Subject: RE: Folklore: New Scottish Storytelling Internet Radio
From: GUEST,Ewan McVicar

New sequence today, with ballads from Christine Kydd and Jessie Murray, and a bothy ballad from John Strachan.


24 Jun 06 - 12:56 PM (#1768118)
Subject: RE: Folklore: New Scottish Storytelling Internet R
From: katlaughing

Great, Ewan, thanks!