Richard York storytelling

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Short stories,
Long stories,
Silly stories,
Wise stories,

Storyteller and Musician, a magical combination.

I'm Richard York, traditional storyteller, multi-instrumental musician and composer, bringing stories and music to events, schools, museums, heritage sites, and to communities.

Stories about heroes,
about villains, lovers,
clever fools, foolish fools,
magic, and myth,
truths, and lies
Richard York Storyteller with harp

The stories are from oral traditions and many cultures, the music mixes traditional, historical, and some of my own.

Richard York, master storyteller and musician..." - The Times Newspaper.

"totally captivating for all ages ... unhesitatingly recommend" - National Trust.

"How one could possibly fail to be enthralled I do not know....utterly infectious!" Applecroft School, Welwyn Garden City

Child: "I wish we could have a literacy lesson like this every day!"

Teacher: " I have never known that class to pay such complete attention to anything for so long, ever."

"...incredibly professional...a joy to work with" - Fargo Fused Festival, Coventry

To find out more, please visit the pages on this site, then Contact me.

"I would not hesitate to recommend Richard to anyone who is looking for an exceptional storyteller and musician." Guernsey Museums

Image of Richard at Canons Ashby National Trust property, Northamptonshire  
Thanks to Suzanne McNicholas for this image taken at Canons Ashby, as well as that of me with my harp, on this page.
Victorian book illustration of dwarf on cat

I've presented music and stories in many prestigious sites - the V&A, castles from Warkworth in NE England to Guernsey, to community and family groups in halls and round fires, and much more. More of this on my About Me page.

My work telling traditional stories and playing music for schools and museums is mainly in the counties of Northampton, Bedford, Buckingham, Oxford, Leicester, South Lincs, Rutland, Warwick, and Herts.

While most of my work is in schools, I love performing for other audiences too, and sometimes travel further afield - see the feedback from Castle Cornet, Guernsey above, where I was again in Aug 2015 and 2016!)

Please Contact me for more details