Brought up in Cardiff, lived in Lyon, France and London, and now happily back home in Wales and settled in Blaenavon. I’ve toured widely and performed at festivals in the UK and the US (in 2017 and 2018 I’ve also been at the Llangollen International Eisteddfod with my stories and songs), and I’ve run storytelling workshops in the UK (including a number of prisons, working with the charity Storybook Dads), Ireland, France, Spain, Greece and the US. I’ve worked in venues from bookshops to arts centres as well as women’s refuges, libraries and schools, with people aged from 5 to 95.
I’ve released eight albums of my songs, with a new one in preparation in the summer of 2018, and my first novel, “Slipping Through the Cracks”, is available from Amazon.
I’m currently writing up a PhD thesis on the subject of a medieval tale of King Arthur, written for a King of Aragon. The thesis has a practical side, and I’ve been telling the story to storytelling clubs, house concerts, academic conferences and festivals
Musically, I’m best known for my songs “Icarus”, “Moth”, “The Quiet People” and “Stone Circles”, all of which have been picked up and sung by singers in the UK, the US, Canada and Australia. “Icarus” has been translated into Italian, as well. You may have heard them in the repertoire of Nic Jones, Martin Simpson, Garnet Rogers and the Fagan Family, as well as many less well-known performers.
As to the storytelling – I love to tell the stories of King Arthur, and stories local to my home in South Wales, and I have a number of activities designed to encourage audiences to create a story with me. I’ve worked in schools, storytelling clubs and
I can run workshops for storytellers and songwriters as well as for people who lack confidence in their voice.
I enjoy working with small groups of any age, and I’m also happy on a main stage and anything else in between.
I’ve also worked on themed stories based on local history and legends, so if you have an idea for a project (songs or stories) please get in touch to discuss what might be possible.
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Listing Title: Anne Lister