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Daniel Allison

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Daniel Allison is a Scottish storyteller, author and podcaster. Equally at home performing in schools, prisons and onstage at global festivals, Daniel has a lyrical and evocative style that breathes new life into ancient tales.

Daniel hosts the House of Legends Podcast which features stories told by Daniel and master storytellers from across the world. The podcast has been downloaded over 70,000 times and has listeners on every continent.

Scottish Myths & Legends, Daniel’s book of traditional Scottish stories, is one of the UK’s bestselling books on Scottish folklore. Daniel is also the author of The Shattering Sea, the first chapter in an epic fantasy series set in Prehistoric Scotland and rooted in both Scottish & Scandinavian myth. His collection of Celtic legends, Finn & the Fianna, a retelling of the Finn MacCoull cycle of Celtic tales, was published by The History Press in February 2020.

Daniel is the founder of The Roundhouse, a world-first online school for oral storytellers. He coaches storytellers worldwide through The Roundhouse and through his Myth Singers apprenticeship programme.

Daniel has travelled and lived all over the world, from the jungles of Peru and Uganda to the mountains of Nepal and deserts of Mexico. He has told stories in caves and forests, in a hut in the Amazon and on a hilltop in the Hebrides, in Thai villages, Irish pubs, Indian theatres and at festivals in Turkey, UAE, USA, Portugal, Singapore and Scotland. His performances weave together stories from indigenous cultures with Celtic legends, Norse myths and music played on didgeridoo, singing bowls and percussion.

‘A warm, humorous and compelling performer… mischievous and magical!’
Donald Smith, Scottish International Storytelling Festival

‘You had the kids in the palm of your hand. I loved the goriness of the stories… the art of storytelling won over the Xbox generation with ease.’
Segar Rogers, Liberton High School

‘A sensitive teller with global appeal’
Kamini Ramachandran, Singapore Storyfest

‘A masterpiece…. Celtic Myths and legends at their fantastic best’
Author Jess Smith reviewing Finn & The Fianna

‘So, so beautiful… I listen to it every day’
iTunes Review

‘Probably the single most powerful piece of storytelling I have ever heard’
Audience review

‘Relaxing, engaging & pure talent’
Noah Tetzner, The History of Vikings Podcast

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