Tailor and his Wife

A bawdy tale to celebrate World Storytelling Day, 20th March 2014

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This wonderful Scottish comic tale is one of my favourites when telling to adult audiences.
I first met the story in the excellent collection Scottish Traditional Tales, ed. A.J. Bruford and D.A. MacDonald (Edinburgh, 1994). They collected it from Alisdair Stewart.

The recording was made as part of A Very British Evening, with Welsh storyteller David Ambrose, during the 5th Internationale Erzählkunstfestival Innsbruck in Nov. 2013.


The video clips here are all amateur quality, shot in various theatres.

Their intention is just to show the range of my storytelling and give a flavour of a live performance.

Permission is granted for use in non-commercial educational contexts.

The videos are © Richard Martin.

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For those who are teachers: Telling stories in the classroom: basing language teaching on storytelling