Public Events:

Tuesday August 6th 2019, Kelmarsh Hall


Kelmarsh Hall This has, sadly, today been cancelled by Kelmarsh Hall. The weather forecast is for heavy rain, and at the last minute the Hall is unavailable, due to the wake following a local village resident's funeral, a long tradition at Kelmarsh. So we can't retreat indoors. They hope to have more storytelling in the garden next year, though!

Sunday August 18th, 2019, Castle Cornet, St Peter Port, Guernsey

Castle Cornet from the Air I'm looking forward to returning to this superbly romantic setting! Part of a day of medieval celebrations, with music, weaponry, fun, craft, and more.

Sept 15th 2019, Rushden Lakes, Northants

Another return visit, this time to the Nene River Festival celebrations. More details later, I hope, but it's all day, and it's in the monster car park there. Never mind the shopping, enjoy some stories!!

In order to have me telling stories in your school, or at your event, or just to make an enquiry, please


richard at taleteller dot co dot uk(preferred)


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Richard playing a borrowed narwhal tusk at the Horniman Museum

Playing a borrowed narwhal tusk at the Horniman Museum

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Costs work on a realistic sliding scale, depending partly on the size of the event.

"Richard was definitely value for money. His care and confidence in his work and professionalism throughout shone through."
Melanie Williamson, Fargo Fusion community event, Coventry, Sept 2015.

Very good value compared to other visiting artists/musicians. We would definitely book you again!"
Rebecca Malin, Crick Primary School, Northants.

School story sessions will normally start at around 9.15, depending on your timetable.

Inc Society Musicians Logo My membership of the Incorporated Society of Musicians confers public liability cover, as long as music is involved during the presentation. There's another good reason for having the music!

Society for Storytelling Logo I'm a member of the Society for Storytelling;

My work has been accredited by Tabulae.   Tabulae Marque  Tabulae was set up to monitor the quality of historical interpreters.

See my Fbook logo for  link Taleteller page on Facebook, and, if you do, please "Like" it too!

When I'm performing at events open to the public I usually post them up there.

In 2014 we opened
Feast of Fools storyclub logo for  linkStorytelling at the Feast of Fools, Northampton's Storytelling club. More details here - and you're welcome to come and join us!

There are "path" images, on each page, more if you're seeing this on something larger than a mobile phone. They're all places I've been, pictures I've taken, and I leave it to you to work out why I chose so many "path" pictures on this site.

My work telling traditional stories and playing music for schools, museums and events is mainly in the counties of Northampton, Bedford, Buckingham, Oxford, Leicester, South Lincs, Rutland, Warwick, and Herts... but as you'll see above, I can be tempted further afield if it's a nice place!

Please Contact me for more details