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SISF 2017 Advanced Programme

Picture Above: Guest Collective for 2017: The 3Troubadours Marking the 70th anniversary of Edinburgh as a Festival City, SISF goes global and demonstrates how the traditional art of storytelling is more vital than ever in connecting people worldwide, across cultures, places and generations. After traversing the world over the last 10 years, storytellers from all continents … Continued

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Sisters Showcase Art of the Storyteller

On the 1st of July, storytelling sisters Mary and Marion Kenny come together to present the latest in the Art of the Storyteller workshop and performance series. Read on to learn more about their backgrounds and storytelling inspirations… How long have you been telling stories and where do you perform? Mary: I have been telling … Continued

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Alice Fernbank Helps us Get to Grips with Characterisation

Experienced storyteller with a background in theatre arts, Alice Fernbank, leads a two-part workshop devoted to exploring how we embody the characters in the stories we tell and the songs we sing on Friday 2nd and Friday 23rd of June at the Scottish Storytelling Centre. During the workshop, she will share a variety of physical … Continued

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Enjoy a Scotland and German Fusion of Storytelling at Glendale

Escape the daily grind with a weekend retreat and let Highland Bard George Macpherson show you the special, secret and beautiful places in Skye, alongside special storytelling guest, Regina Sommer from Germany. SKYE STORYTELLING AT GLENDALE | Sat 3 – Sun 4 June  RESIDENTIAL (£150) includes accommodation at Hamara Lodge on Fri 2 and Sat … Continued

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Q&A: James Brown is Annie

Barry Gordon, JBiA guitarist, answers some quick questions ahead of the gig tomorrow evening at the Biscuit Factory, which promises a fusion of sounds from four nations, as well as tasty food too. Tell us about your band, James Brown is Annie, and your plans for 2017? James Brown Is Annie (or, JBiA for short) … Continued

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Q&A: Lynne Campbell, Songs & Stories of Scotland

Lynne Campbell, storyteller and singer, presents Songs & Stories of Scotland at the Scottish Storytelling Centre on the 27th of April. Revisit familiar tales and songs, and learn new ones in Lynne’s personal account of Scotland’s cultural heritage. We had a chat with her about the show and her background: Tell us about your show, … Continued

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Adam Sutherland Errogie Collection Launch

Loch Ness fiddler & composer Adam Sutherland is releasing a new collection of contemporary Scottish folk melodies .  Entitled ‘The Errogie Collection’ it is illustrated with fantastic photographs by Somhairle MacDonald. Adam is launching the book as part of the Scot’s Fiddle Festival on Saturday 19th November with a session of tunes and stories from 11.30-12.30pm. Hamish … Continued

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#DareToDream at the Scottish Rural Parliament this weekend

Voluntary Arts Scotland, a partner in the Scottish International Storytelling Festival’s #DareToDream campaign 2016, will host a civic conversation at this year’s Scottish Rural Parliament. Civic Conversation, a useful tool in community planning, opens up dialogue for the multiple perspectives which combine to make a community. The approach finds its strength in an inclusive process, … Continued

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Scotland and Celtic Identity

Can we say that Scotland is a Celtic nation? Saturday 10 September 14:00-16.30 £10 (£8 members and concession) Scottish journalist and author Neal Ascherson, will chair a panel discussion, exploring the history of our national, cultural and linguistic identities and their resonance for those in Britain, Ireland and the global Celtic diaspora. This event is organised … Continued

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Opportunity for Young Gaelic Speaking Artistes

Cothrom do luchd-ealain òga Albannach Luchd-ciùil Seinneadairean Sgeulaichean Tha Sabhal Mòr Ostaig & An Lòchran a’ sireadh luchd-ealain Albannach gus pàirt a ghabhail ann am pròiseact eadar Èirinn & Alba, ag obair le buidheann òga ann an Èirinn airson taisbeanadh a chur ri chèile airson cuairt. ’S e cothrom iongantach a tha seo do luchd-ealain … Continued

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