Welcome to World Storytelling Day!

I’m very excited to release my first full length podcast – it’s been a steep learning curve, but I’m really pleased how it’s turned out. I visited Helen East to talk about Duncan, what he was like and why his legacy is still important and relevant today.

So here it is – 45 minutes (ish) of Jack tales and selkies; why Duncan would have been part of Extinction Rebellion and how to shoe a horse with a car tyre.

Search for ‘Taking the Tradition On’ on all major podcast platforms or follow the link here: http://traffic.libsyn.com/takingthet…/Helen_East_Podcast.mp3

@artscouncilofengland, @ace_midlands, @ace_national, @artyaml, @sfs_uk @scotstoryfourm @EU_SSSA @Stories4Society @BTBStorytelling @GEECStweets Tad Hargrave#storytellingapprenticeship, #ScottishTravellerStories, #DuncanWilliamson #Passingontradition #TheScottishTravellingPeople#WorldStorytellingDay


My first podcast is out!


This is a first short podcast while I work out the technology, but hopefully you’ll like and there is a great story from Duncan!

You can download it here: http://traffic.libsyn.com/takingthetraditionon/First_podcast_final_with_Thomas_the_Thatcher.mp3

Or my podcast series is ‘Taking the Tradition On’ and you should be able to find it on all major download sites – here are a couple of links:




Coming soon!

As part of my ACE funded project I’m going to be producing a series of podcasts – sharing what I discover on Duncan’s tapes; interviewing eminent artists whose work has been strongly influenced by Duncan; sharing memories, anecdotes and jokes and exploring topics such as how to earn, learn and tell material from a culture that is not your own and transferring skills from one tradition to another

My Zoom and mics have arrived and I can’t wait to head down to London on 22nd October.  Cecil Sharpe House are kindly giving me the use of a room so I can have a day of podcast training with the marvellous Hannah Hethmon.