Daniel Allison is a storyteller, author and podcaster who has travelled throughout the world, living in African villages, a Thai boxing camp and the Amazon jungle. His lyrical and evocative storytelling style has delighted audiences across the UK and in Ireland, Portugal, Turkey, UAE, India, Thailand, Singapore and the USA.
Creative Scotland have funded four of Daniel’s tours to date. One involved walking two hundred miles across Scotland, wild camping and performing at schools en route. The British Council sponsored Daniel to undertake a collaborative residency in India, resulting in sellout performances and standing ovations.
Daniel tells everything from fables to epics, with a focus on stories of magic and adventure from Scotland, Ireland, Siberia, Africa and Scandinavia. All of Daniel’s school sessions incorporate music on percussion, Tibetan singing bowls, Siberian jaw harp and a six-foot didgeridoo.
In 2019 Daniel launched his House of Legends podcast, which has received multiple five star reviews and topped Apple’s New & Noteworthy Arts chart.
Daniel’s first novel, The Bone Flute, will be published on November 12th 2019. His first story collection, Finn & The Fianna, is due in 2020.
"A warm, humorous and compelling performer… mischievous and magical!" - Donald Smith, Scottish International Storytelling Festival
(Photo credit: Ashlee Elia Photography)