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 !
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/
Friday 13th November 2020
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.
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 :
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.