ABOUT DAVID CAMPBELL
Writer, broadcaster and poet, David Campbell is an acclaimed international storyteller.
His warmth, flamboyance and infectious love of life enter the texture of his tellings, drawing audiences of every age and clime into the age-old magic of his craft, a craft born in the ballad-rich north east of Scotland of his childhood, enriched by years working as a BBC Radio Producer and honed by his friendship and travels with master storyteller of the travelling people, Duncan Williamson and his immersion in the powerful poetry, indigenous lore and traditions of Celtic tales.
His repertoire ranges from ancient Celtic epics of Ireland and Scotland, through stories adventure and romance, of faith and love, to humorous anecdote and quirky comic tales. He has taken this repertoire of tales and workshops to peoples round the world, extensively in Europe, the New World, Japan and Africa: from the Arctic to the Antipodes.
Luath Press has just published David's memoirs 'Minstrel Heart': this colourful memoir depicts the life of a born storyteller whose remarkable story took him to fascinating and strange meetings, such as a fantastical acquaintance with Churchill's Minister of Information during the War, Viscount Brendan Bracken, a galaxy of Scottish poets, writers, actors and eccentrics. David had a devoted career in teaching, a varied and dramatic life in the BBC and subsequent much travelled career in storytelling.
These, along with his personal life and loves make for an engrossing reading.