I’m a storyteller!
Originally from Ireland I have lived in Scotland and Jamaica before working as a teacher in Warwickshire for 30 years. I have been a professional storyteller for some 16 years
About my storytelling...
For far too long storytelling has been relegated to the nursery or to bedtimes for infants. However, storytelling has at last experienced a long overdue renaissance with the growth of story clubs, storytelling festivals, storytelling for therapy, storytelling in business etc etc.
I have been telling stories to adult audiences in village halls, at lunch clubs, Rotary clubs, in festivals, literary Societies, libraries, coffee shops and a prison.
I am an approved speaker with Warwickshire WI.
My stories include traditional folk tales, legends, modern amusing stories or tales with a historical theme.
My story performances are relaxed and light-hearted. I do not read from a book. Some of the tales may involve making a few background sound effects where audience members are invited to use a variety of simple instruments.
I use no slides or illustrations and require only a small table. The pictures are conjured up in each audience member’s imagination.
Fee of £80 covers an hour’s presentation. Travel, if over 10 miles, at 30p per mile.
I appreciate that smaller organisations may struggle with my fee -I am always pleased to accommodate small local groups if possible, so please contact me and we can hopefully come to an agreeable compromise.