OSSIAN – The Pipes & The Story

Scottish International Storytelling Festival
Stirling Castle
Music, Storytelling

A unique combination of Scotland’s richest traditions of bagpipe music
with some of its oldest stories. Though Fionn Mac Cumhaill, Diarmaid,
Grainnhe and Ossian are part of a shared Scottish-Irish saga, Scotland
has its own version of these stories, and its own songs and music.

By bringing these together in Stirling’s Great Hall the Festival is
re-mixing an entertainment that goes back to the first Stewart Kings
with their love of storytelling, poetry and music.

The event assembles a stellar line-up of Scotland’s musical talent, including Ross Ainslie,
Allan MacDonald, Brighde Chaimbeul, Griogair Labhruidh, and Angus and
Kenneth MacKenzie, with a dramatic narrative by Scottish storytellers,
including David Campbell, Janis Mackay and Martin MacIntyre. Devised by
Hamish Moore and Donald Smith.

Please arrive at 6.45pm for the 7.30pm start.

Adults: £19.50

Concessions: £16

Child: £12 (not suitable for under 9s due to length of performance)

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18 Oct
19:30 - 21:40
Adult £19.50, Concession £16, Child £12 | 10% off for Historic Scotland members
£19.50 (£16) (£12)