Tony Robertson grew up in a storytelling family, the son of the late great Scottish master storyteller Stanley Robertson. Tony learned from his father and other relatives (which included the likes of Jeannie Robertson MBE and lizzie Higgins) many of the traditional tales of the travelling people and as well as telling stories Tony knows and sings many of the old ballads and is a keen amateur historian.
Born in 1963 in Aberdeen, Tony is a married man with a grown up family. Tony specialises in the telling of jack tales but also loves to tell supernatural and humorous tales. However with a vast repertoire of stories to call upon, he can find tales for any audience. Tony loves to give storytelling and ballad workshops and is a natural teacher.
It is only since his father’s untimely death in August 2009 that Tony has devoted more time to telling tales and singing ballad, but in that short time has appeared at Cecil sharp house ( London ), Aberdeen university,( Elphinstone Institute) , travelling people awareness days , Aberdeen Word Festival, the Cullerlie traditional weekend, the Portsoy bothy and the traditional music forum, to name a few.
Tony regularly attends events hosted by the T.M.S.A and has won prizes for storytelling and traditional singing at these events.
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