My work is influenced by the work of many others, including Gianni Rodari, Gianni Celati, Dáithí Ó hOgáin, Jack Zipes, Ellin Greene , Zena Sutherland and Liz Weir. This means that although I draw on traditional stories and storytelling content, the nature of my storytelling is conversational, informal, thoughtful, educational and, I hope, always a joy.
'Patrick Ryan, a long time favourite, is very much a main man of
the British storytelling scene'
Sidmouth Folk Festival