Our next session will be on Wednesday, 22nd November at 7.30 – 9.30pm in The Woolpack, Tillicoultry. Our theme for this meeting is “The Supernatural”.
So if you have a story of ghosties, ghoulies and things that go bump in the night, strange creatures or occurrences, come along and share it with us. Or just come along and listen – you’re sure to be entertained… and maybe a wee bit scared as well!
On Wednesday, 25th October 2023, another sell-out audience came along to the Dunmar House Hotel, Alloa, to hear our very own storytellers tell a wide variety of tales and poems.
The evening began with Mary Snaddon’s recital of “A Poyum Aboot Rights”. Next, Eleanor Bell told the poignant tale of “The Selkie Bride”. After that, Gail Watson shared “The Wee Fiddler”, a story set in the village of Pathfoot on the road to Sheriffmuir. Our fourth offering was an international story, “The White Swans”, told by Sue Bytheway and the final tale of the first half of our programme was an original by Heather Kirby, “Tibbie’s Choice”.
After the interval, the audience was again delighted to hear Heather Kirby impart “As Meat Loves Salt”, a tale of a daughter’s love for her father. Next Eleanor Bel told of “The Ferryman O’ Cambuskenneth”, where the Wee Folk teach a drunken monk a lesson. The penultimate story of the evening was “The King and the Lamp” told by Mary Snaddon. Our last story of the evening was Tania Dron’s retelling of “Catskin”, a version of Cinderella.
Boith audience and storytellers had a fantastic time.
We hope to see some of our audience at our fortnightly storytelling sessions in the future.