Amy Douglas has been instrumental within the modern British storytelling landscape as performer, promoter and advocate for the past three decades. She is a gossip, wordsmith and lover of the spoken word. A storyteller of integrity, wit and subtle humour, Amy tells stories of knights sleeping within rugged hills; murders remembered by blood-soaked soil and selkie revenge on stony shores – tales of drunken henwives, ale-loving monks and moon-lit magic.
Her three folk tales collections have all received Storytelling World Awards.
After winning ‘Young Storyteller of the Year’ at age 16, Amy became apprenticed to world-renowned traditional Scots Traveller storyteller and ballad-singer, Duncan Williamson, and now holds many of his stories and ballads in trust, alongside some terrible jokes which by ancient tradition can only be shared after the ceremonial intake of much whisky! Amy inherited a treasure trove of reel-to-reel recordings from Duncan. She is currently working on an Arts Council England project to digitise, study and pass on those stories, taking them out into the world once more.
Taking The Tradition On – Amy’s YouTube channel of weekly interviews with eminent storytellers