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The Early Life of Scotland's Wandering Bard free pdf Duncan Williamson came from a large Scottish Traveller family. Born in a tent by Loch Fyne in 1928, with his Grandmother as the midwife, Williamson grew up surrounded by storytellers, ballad singers and musicians. He attended Furnace Public School, although the Travellers were often subject to prejudice in the local area. He left home at 13 working at everything from farm work to coaching boxing. He eloped and married his cousin Jeannie Townsley with whom he had seven children. Following her death he met and later married Linda Headlee who instigated the publication of his stories and encouraged him to take his reputed repertoire of three thousand tales from the tent to the world. David Campbell's desire to broadcast one of Duncan's stories on BBC Radio Scotland brought about their eventful meeting. Williamson died in 2007 aged 79. This first volume of A Traveller in Two Worlds follows Duncan Williamson s life until 1971. His story will be continued in Volume Two.

About David Campbell

David Campbell grew up in the story and song-rich North East of Scotland, where he acquired a lifelong passion for poetry and the power of the spoken word. He graduated with Honours in English from the University of Edinburgh, then worked with BBC Radio Scotland for many years on a wide variety of programmes. He also reviewed books and drama extensively in the Scottish press and has published poems and short stories in Scottish literary magazines. He co-wrote the children s book The Three Donalds (Scottish Children s Press, 1996), and wrote Tales to Tell I

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Author : David Campbell
Publisher : Luath Press Ltd
Data Published : 01 July 2011
ISBN : 190681788X
EAN : 9781906817886
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 256 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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