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July 19 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
The theme for our most recent session was “Local Tales”. A thoroughly enjoyable evening was had by all, recanting and listening to stories set in and around Clackmannanshire.
We heard the legend of the Maiden’s Well, which is located up in the Ochils near Castle Campbell (or Castle Gloum, as it was sometimes known), The Black Laird, in which a simple tailor tells of one of his adventures with the Wee Folk and “Is This It?” in which the comely wife of the Tillicoultry miller becomes disaffected with married life…. and disappears!
We also enjoyed a poem, “Big Willie Kemp”, a hilarious tale of kings, knights, fair maidens and David and Goliath type battles. “The Magic Coos O’ Muckhart” taught us that believing in the Wee Folk can reap rewards in times of drought and hardship. And last but not least, we heard a true story of the dramatic rescue from the flooded Menstrie Burn.