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Three women, one young, one middleaged and an old woman. Horror, love, dead people, you have it all here in this DuEt with Swedish storyteller Anna Lundquist. In English!
Mister Mao Zybamba in a DuEt with Svend-Erik Engh – in French, in Moore and in English! Mister Mao Zybamba will tell a fairytale he heard when he was a child in Burkina Faso. He will tell the tale in French and there will be some beautiful songs in Moore. The story is a fairytaleContinue reading “Mao Zybamba in French, Moore and English”
Jan Blake, Heather Forest, David Francis, Harley LoudOn, David Campbell and Svend-Erik Engh – 1 1/2 hours of wonderful storytelling, songs and music. A DuEt is a conversation with stories, songs, poems and music. One story is prepared, the rest is improvised. Streamed online on https://www.facebook.com/svenderik.engh See more DuEtS on https://duets.live
It was a true boys event: Charlie Menzies, Mark Borthwick, Simon Hodges, David Heathfield and Svend-Erik Engh in a conversation with stories, songs, poems, music. Only one story is prepared, the rest is improvised.
a bet, money, King and love, transformation
Antonio Rocha and an alligator, great fun!
What got you through? World War II, Hope for the future!
Words have the power to hurt and to heal – everything is going to be fine – smell I met Heather Forest many years ago in Sweden, were we both performed at Ljungby Storytelling Festival. Heather invited me to be part of a cosy after performance glass of wine, some stories and a song. IContinue reading “Heather Forest”
lockdown, wolves, a seal and pork crackling
Svend-Erik Engh has created 25 of these wonderful conversations and he would like to celebrate this silver event with a DuEt with more than two people. So here you have a DuEt with seven artists telling stories, singing songs, playing music.
a song of joy, memory of a train, wolfes and a kiss Harley is a wonderful singer, musician and storyteller. She sings about the things you can’t buy. Svend-Erik remembers when he was given a train for Christmas, then Harley tell about wolves, then a Danish about a kiss and Harley finish the DuEt withContinue reading “Harley LoudOn”
the potter and Shiva, the tigers of Borneo, the tiger’s whiskers and the horse A DuEt is an online streamed meeting between two artists. Gauri Raje is born in India and right now she is India studying traditional storytelling. Svend-Erik Engh is so happy to meet this wonderful storyteller in a DuEt, SE in Edinburgh,Continue reading “Gauri Raje”
om at rejse og sanse, om at være fattig i et fremmed land, om trolde og børn Carsten Islington er en af de rigtigt garvede fortællere. Svend-Erik og Carsten har arbejdet sammen på kryds og tværs i fortællingens univers. Carsten slutter DuEtten af med at sige: “Ja, jeg kan ikke ryste dig af, du kommerContinue reading “In Danish, Carsten Islington”
devil town, two horns/two wishes, cow/horse/sheep, a kiss from a dead man Virginia and I holds the same story – we both moved to Scotland four years ago and we love our new country. Virginia is called by a new job to go to back to Schweitzerland. I am planning to stay here. Virginia startsContinue reading “Virginia Bjertnes”
pigs and cows! Dougie is a holder of traditional Scottish storytelling and he brings vitality and joy into this tradition and it is always a uplifting experience to hear him tell some of the folktales from the country he loves so deeply. Dougie’s first story is about a pig and the name of a fairyContinue reading “Dougie Mackay”
soup, fiddleplaying, love making, challenges in frost and more soup! David Campbell is an institution in the Scottish Storytelling. He has been telling stories and holding ceilidhs in his apartment in Edinburgh for more than fifty years. It is an honour and joy to do this DuEt together with David. And the first thing DavidContinue reading “David Campbell”
Geishas and Dragør, South Bridge and Bell’s Wynd. Pernille Stockfleth er fuld af fart og liv. Det er altid en fornøjelse at være i Pernille’s selskab og sådan var det også på denne skønne majdag. Vi udvekslede historier på livet løs. Først fortalte Pernille en af hendes egene historier om en japansk geisha. Det fikContinue reading “In Danish, Pernille Stockfleth”
a cow, Highlands, Audhumbla, stars, a giant! Tim Porteus is a wonderful storyteller from Edinburgh. He tells a story about a cow from the highland of Scotland. He misses the beauty of the highlands now in a lockdown. Svend-Erik shares a story of Audhumbla, the cow that gave milk to Ymer, the first giant. Svend-ErikContinue reading “Tim Porteus”
historier om træer! Træer! Fire historier om træer fortalt sammen med en af Danmarks bedste fortællere. Jan’s indledende historie er træets historie fra de allerførste mennesker brugte træet som et helligt sted til vi nu må søge tilbage til en eller anden form for forståelse af træet og det liv, der leves i og omkringContinue reading “In Danish, Jan Cirkola”
the salt in the ocean and two wish stories David Heathfield tells a wonderful tale from South Korea about how the ocean became salty, Svend-Erik shares his danish version of the same tale, then a lovely story from Palestine where David has been working with some children around stories, then one more christmas tale aboutContinue reading “David Heathfield”
soldiers, Napolean war and 1864 Dybbøl, Søren seaman, sailboat David Francis is a wonderful songwriter, musician and a true lover of Scottish traditional music and a good friend. In this DuEt David sings two songs and I tell two stories. David’s first song is about the Napolean war and that inspires me to tell aContinue reading “David Francis”
a call for a walk, a dream, two ravens and two eagles! Charlie reveals his vision of a walk to Hamish, Svend-Erik tells about a dream he had when he was young and Charlie ends up telling about two ravens and two eagles.
1+2 – impro and stories – song, stories and a tune The first DuEt have five parts: Mairi improvise, I tell a story from the northern Canada as a response to the sounds in the improvisation, then I tell a story from Namibia honouring Unity Oliver, an actress from Namibia. The grandmother is dancing andContinue reading “2 x Mairi Campbell”
soulsinger, a memory and another song! Sahrinha has just released a single called ‘I wanna love you’ – play it here! I was a secondary school teacher and one of my students was Sarinha. We haven’t met much during the years that has passed, but I have followed her career as one of Denmark’s bestContinue reading “Sahrinha Louise de Silva”
folkeeventyr, egne fortællinger og en sang DuEtTeN starter med at Anna fortæller en historie, vi tror vi alle kender. Dernæst fortæller Svend-Erik om at finde svamp i skoven. Så fortæller Svend-Erik en historie om Staffan og Karl, brødre fra Småland engang i 1890 – tallet. Anna afslutter med en skøn sang. Det var denne svamp,Continue reading “In Swedish and Danish, Anna Lundquist”
erindringer på dansk I DuEtTeN føres vi ind i det okkulte. Jens Peter boede i en lejlighed i Odense, hvor det trak på gulvet, uhhhh, og ved slutningen af den historie føler Svend-Erik, at det trækker på gulvet i Edinburgh, der hvor han bor nu. Svend-Erik fortæller inspireret af den historie, hvordan Jannik fik enContinue reading “In Danish, Jens Peter Madsen”
a hunter, the crying willow trees, a dance and the full moon In the DuEt Jan Blake tells a story from Ghana about a hunter trying to get a tortoise to sing. Svend tells back a story from Swaziland. Then Svend-Erik surprises Jan with a piece of art inspired by the fact that Laurie AnderssonContinue reading “Jan Blake”
poems and a short story, Hafeez, John of the Cross, death, friends, Angus In this DuEt Simon Hodges explore some of the mystics. He recites beautifully Hafeez’ “A glass of wine” translated by Robert Blye and then he reads John of the Cross’ “The Dark Night” – you can find this poem here. Svend-Erik isContinue reading “Simon Hodges”
an Icelandic saga and a Nordic Myth The DuEt starts with Donald then bringing a saga from Iceland about two poets and the King of Norway. That gives Svend-Erik the opportunity to tell the story of how the forest of Scotland vanished many years ago. Svend-Erik then tells a story from the Nordic gods. DonaldContinue reading “Donald Askey”
a folktale and some legends Mark Borthwick – is in Blackpool, England in a one year residency collecting stories. I met Mark two years ago when he lived here in Edinburgh and it was a thrill to be told stories by this talented young man up at the Calton Hiill New Burial. Me and AliceContinue reading “Mark Borthwick”
an improvisation, a short story and a drawing This DuEt with Alice Fenbank has several surprises for you. First an improvised story from Alice, then I talk about a book I once read, then one of my own stories, that I have not told Alice before and the end of the conversation is Alice showingContinue reading “Alice Fernbank”
en Schulz historie, lidt erindringer og en sav Jeg mødte Kasper på Kulcaféen i København engang i halvfemserne, hvor han arrangerede fortælleaftner. Han var en vild fætter, altid fuld af uforudsigelige og vidunderligt fabulerende indfald. Senere dukkede han op under bøgetræets krone i København og spillede på sine trommer. Det er der billeder af –Continue reading “In Danish, Kasper Schulz”
folktales and a memory from travelling in Uganda One of my first meetings with Daniel Allison was at The Kilburn Garden Party 2018. He was telling stories in a little tent on a hillside. The warmth and the joy in his telling made us all forget about the wind and the rain. I knew IContinue reading “Daniel Allison”
folktales, one of Svend’s own stories and some songs from Scotland I met Neil Sutcliffe in the summer 2017 on the island Lismore, when we both were performing at Taproot Festival. I saw this talented young accordion player and was truly fascinated. When Alice Fernbank and me needed a musician, Neil just stepped up andContinue reading “Neil Sutcliffe”
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