Dougie Strang Badger DissonanceWelcome to this site. I’m a storyteller and performer, with a particular interest in folk theatre and ritualised performance.

I have created and directed work for a variety of festivals and events, am a member of the Dark Mountain Project’s organising collective, and curate Carrying the Fire, an annual event. I have a background in the study of Folklore and Traditional Cosmology, with an MA from Edinburgh University.

The wild places of Scotland, their physical and cultural ecology, inspire and enthral me. I work with organisations such as Wild Journeys and Quests and Retreats, to facilitate wholehearted encounters with those places.

I live by the River Ae in Annandale.

Contact: dougie@carryingthefire.co.uk