Our session on Wednesday, 7th February, on the subject of “Love and Romance” was very well attended.  We had so many stories on offer that we almost ran out of time!

Firstly, we heard more about Pwyll, the Welsh prince, his beloved lady, Rhiannon, and their star crossed romance.

Secondly, one of our newest members told his first story, written by himself, called “The Little Mouse”, a poignant tale set in Germany.

After that, we were treated to two traditional Scottish songs, “The Ballad of Mary Hamilton” and “Maids, When You’re Young”.  The latter warns young women not to marry older men!

Next was another original work, a poem, “The Bus Stop” which was most thought provoking.

After that, we listened to “The Storm”.

This was followed by a Selkie story, wherein the selkie makes her own decision about whether to stay on land or return to the sea.

The penultimate tale was the Greek myth of Eros and Psyche, and how they fell in love and lived happily ever after – after a series of mishaps along the way.

Our final tale was of “Clarinda and Sylvander”.  “Clarinda” was the name Robert Burns (Sylvander) used when addressing his lover, Agnes MacLehose, who was separated from her husband. Burns also wrote “Ae Fond Kiss” about Agnes.

Come and join us next time, Wednesday, 21st February 2024, to listen to tales about spring.  Or come and tell your own!!

The Law
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