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SISF Reveals 2020 Programme with Tickets Now Live to Book

Set sail this autumn, as the Scottish International Storytelling Festival (SISF) takes audiences on a voyage, exploring Scotland’s coasts and water through music and storytelling. The 2020 SISF programme is revealed today, promising an eclectic mix of online events spanning across the globe and small-scale face-to-face events, celebrating Scotland ‘a nation shaped by the sea’. … Continued


Q&A: Nine Tales & Carols

Ahead of ‘Nine Tales and Carols’ on Saturday evening at the Storytelling Centre, we grabbed a few minutes with storytellers Beverley Bryant and Heather Yule to find out what to expect at their show, and where the inspiration came from. What has been your inspiration for ‘Nine Tales and Carols’? Beverley: ‘Over the years, Heather and … Continued


Theatre To Take You Through Time

Two productions, one month apart, showcase how the central characters travel through time, into the distant future and make discoveries about life and culture. They are both journeys into the unknown, but one is learning and the other is teaching, while simultaneously teasing us with the question, if you could go to the future and … Continued



The 16th Carrying Stream Festival celebrates the ideas and achievements of Hamish Henderson – folklorist, cultural activist and father of the modern Scottish folk renaissance. Key features this year for the 16th celebration include a concert by Irish singer songwriter Tommy Sands, the annual Hamish Henderson Lecture, events commemorating the 10th anniversary of the death … Continued


Fringe 2017: Ross Whyte Q&A

Born from a commission by Ceòl’s Craic to bring together electronic and traditional music for live performance, WHɎTE have gone from strength to strength with their unique, rarely-heard Gaelic songs paired with ambient electronic arrangements. We grabbed electronica musician Ross Whyte, for a few quick questions ahead of their Made in Scotland Showcase. How would … Continued


Discover Scots & Gaelic Song with Siobhan Miller & Sineag MacIntyre

Enjoy a unique opportunity to delve into the rich song traditions of Scotland in two upcoming full-day workshops at the Scottish Storytelling Centre – Scots Song with Siobhan Miller on Saturday the 10th of June, followed the next week by Gaelic Song with Sineag MacIntyre. Siobhan and Sineag are two young women who have been … Continued