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Give Me Back My Drum and Other Stories from Scotland and Around The World 

An interactive storytelling session taking children on an imaginative journey using action, rhythm and rhyme to tell traditional tales of the oral tradition from Scotland and other cultures. Drawn form a selection of tales featuring animals and beasties, birds and mythical monsters, these stories connect children to the wild world in a playful way.

Delighted to be able to offer these storytelling sessions for young children in Moray with huge thanks to support from Moray Council Early Learning Officer and with funding from Youth Arts Small Grants, from Creative Scotland via Findhorn Bay Arts. Taking place in Early Learning Centres in Moray starting in August 2021 – cant wait !

Update:
Just finished the last of these sessions touring Moray – been such fun.  Feedback as been  for more of this, so in collaboration with Laura Russel , Moray Council Early Learning Officer, we hope to put together an application for funding to continue to bring stories and rhythm to young children in the area. 

Photo below with kind permission from Earthtime Outdoor Nurseryhttps://earthtime.co.uk/outside-nursery/

 

Previously….
Friday 13th November 2020

As part of the Scottish International Storytelling Festival, Universal Hall Promotions has produced a video of three local Moray storytellers which will be premiered on YouTube this Friday 13th November at 7.30 pm!
You can watch for free here: http://bit.ly/ITFlow13thNov
The show will last one hour and fifteen minutes. There is a chat function on YouTube and it would be great when you join, if you put in your name and where you are watching from.
If you cannot watch the video on the night there will be an opportunity from Saturday 14th onwards to watch again here: http://bit.ly/ITFlow14thOnward
The storytellers are Peter Vallance, Margot Henderson and Carol Scorer, who will be telling traditional stories – many of which have a connection to the local area.

More Stories  Online :
Just recorded a version of The Merman of Portgordon, for the Gollachy Ice House Project in Portgordon, Moray. Links to the website coming soon, September 2020.

As part of the Live Literature Project funded by The Scottish Book Trust just working on a stories for the theme of  Different Lives : The Great Drum of The Elephants (Haiti ) and The Tale of Beira , Bride and Angus (Scotland).
Pre-recorded stories for Elgin High School pupils.

 

Archives

Performance at Srathpeffer coming up in May 2020 : (Cancelled )

The Fox Woman and Other Stories

A flash of red appears through the trees and a mystery begins … Finn McCumhaill  and The Salmon of Wisdom – Celtic tale of poets warrior and druids when the women  were the teachers : all is not what it seems in these ancient tales for modern times.

In collaboration with Uillean Piper Rory O`Connell Small scale low tech performance storytelling show interwoven with the mesmeric melodies of the Uillean pipes. Suitable for adults 14 years plus.

 

November (2019) performed in local primary schools  as part of The  Scottish International Storytelling Festival,  Beyond Words,  https://www.sisf.org.uk/    telling stories to children in school in Moray.  To  honour our the  International connection between Scotland and First Nation people of North America and Canada, I shall tell The Man Who Met the Sun, from Indigenous  Blackfoot tribe as well Scottish Traveller Tales along with some other stories .These  old stories  have much to say for  present times and are full of magic mystery and mischief.

 

Carol is a member of The Scottish Storytelling Forum, a professional body of storytellers. Please visit :

http://tracscotland.org/storytellers/carol-scorer/

Current Projects:

 

The Singing Drum and Other Stories
Interactive storytelling for children of all ages

Folk tales from all over the world, can be adapted for the age and the theme. From selkie stories to tree stories, beasties and tricksters, monsters and singing turtles,  you can be taken on an interactive story journey to fit your theme. Please contact us to find out more.