DuEt: Tim Porteus, folktales, myths and a scary giant story!

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-Erik shares a story about the seven stars,Continue reading “DuEt: Tim Porteus, folktales, myths and a scary giant story!”

DuEt: Charlie Menzies – a call for a walk, a dream 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.

DuEtS: Mairi Campbell 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 and so did Unity in our theatre project. Mairi takes the songContinue reading “DuEtS: Mairi Campbell 1+2 – impro and stories – song, stories and a tune”

DuEt: Jan Blake – folktales and a dance

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 Andersson is a buddhist, and so is Jan. Inspired by the story fromContinue reading “DuEt: Jan Blake – folktales and a dance”

DuEt: Simon Hodges – poems and a short story

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 is then inspired to tell about The Storytelling Academy and the work we didContinue reading “DuEt: Simon Hodges – poems and a short story”

Donald Askey – 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. Donald respond to a story I told aboutContinue reading “Donald Askey – An Icelandic saga and a Nordic Myth”

DuEt: Alice Fernbank – 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 showing a drawing she has been doing while tellingContinue reading “DuEt: Alice Fernbank – an improvisation, a short story and a drawing”

DuEt: Claire Hewitt – two folktales, a legend and a song

Svend-Erik met Claire at the Storytelling Centre and we connected instantly. She told me that she lived in Aberfeldby and that there was a lot of storytellers up in that area. I had just got my Saltire Card, which means that I can drive for free in busses all over Scotland. So I went toContinue reading “DuEt: Claire Hewitt – two folktales, a legend and a song”

DuEt in Danish: Kasper Schulz – 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 – Historier under Bøgen. I dag var ingen undtagelseContinue reading “DuEt in Danish: Kasper Schulz – en Schulz historie, lidt erindringer og en sav”

DuEt: Daniel Allison – 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 I had to go for more of this youngContinue reading “DuEt: Daniel Allison – folktales and a memory from travelling in Uganda”

DuEt: Neil Sutcliffe – 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 and played in our two hour long storytelling performance. We went onContinue reading “DuEt: Neil Sutcliffe – folktales, one of Svend’s own stories and some songs from Scotland”