Carol is a performance storyteller and percussionist, often weaving these two art forms together. After gaining a BAHons in Drama and working in community theatre she was fortunate to meet inspirational teachers such as South African educator and musician/poet Eugene Skeef and to study on the full time Community Music course with pioneering jazz drummer John Stevens (`Search and Reflect` ). She has studied in Senegal with Master drummer Seckou Keita and taken the Afro Cuban Percussion Studies course with Ravin (Raz) Jayasuriya of One Voice Music. In 2018 she qualified to mentor level in Drum Circle Facilitation with Arthur Hull of Village Music Circles. She has a PDA Teaching in Scotland`s Colleges SQFA Level 9 and is currently studying part- time for an MA in Art and Social Practice.
Having worked in professional community theatre for many years as a performer, storyteller, and percussionist she is also an experienced facilitator, teacher and trainer. She is a member of the Scottish Storytelling Forum and performs storytelling for both adults and children. She performs at WOMAD festival in the World of Children and is currently touring The Fox Women and Other Stories, with Uillean piper Rory O`Connell telling Celtic Tales from a female perspective. She has worked for Out of The Darkness Theatre Company as performer and facilitator and as Community Development Officer at Elgin Museum where she created storytelling events and projects which led to working on community oral storytelling events in Speyside and Moray.
She is currently developing a local based socially engaged arts project about the rhythm of walking and remembering; landscape and dwellings; beginnings and endings.