"Impressive and inspiring" - Tony
Hendry, Living Tradition Magazine.


VOICES IN SCOTLAND is the opposite of insular. The project, which began in 2008, brings together storytellers and musicians from around the world to explore common threads in folktales, which are dramatised and bought
to life by original soundtracks.

Kenya, Uganda, Belgium, Hong Kong, Japan, Canada, The USA,
American first Nations, Northern Ireland, England, Iraq and Iran are all represented in these United Nations. Scotland’s Northlands of Aberdeenshire,
Orkney and Shetland are all represented. A double CD featuring collaborations
from the project Voices in Scotland: Folktales, Music and Ballads, was released
in 2011 on the label Brechin All Records.

Creative Scotland awarded the project a Traditional Arts
Touring Award in 2012 to fund live performances of work produced, which resulted in two sell out shows, which received critical acclaim during the
Celtic Connections Festival 2012.

Further sell out performances took place at the Scottish
storytelling centre including a commission to launch the International Storytelling Festival 2012.

Two sellout shows took place at Commonwealth day celebrations at Glasgow City Halls 2012 featuring an African folktale from the album featuring Kenyan storyteller Mara Menzies, African ensemble The Baobab Gateway and Cuban dancer Yamil Cuff.

Voices in Scotland is ongoing and constantly creatively

To see a video of the Celtic Connections performance, click below:



Director: Marion Kenny

Producer: Marion Kenny

With thanks to the many friends who have been part of Voices in Scotland: Stanley Robertson, Eddie Mc Guire, Mairi Campbell, Chuck Warren, Dougie Hudson, Andy Cooke, Stuart Dinwoodie, Kim Ho Ip, Jean Davide Callouette, Mara Menzies, Eilidh Shaw, Pete Vilk, Roxana Vilk, Donald Hay, Mary MacMaster, Mohammed Nafea, Jamie Kenny, John Kenny, Leo McCann, Claire McNicol, Mugenkyo Taiko Drummers, Stanley Robertson, Mio Shapely, Teresa Brookes, Lawrence Tulloch, Sandy Wright, Michael Williams, Yamil Cuff, Joel Sanderson, Sarah McFadyen, Lucy Searle, Jer Reid, Alex Rigg, Richard Werner.

Images: Celtic Connections Ken Shapely; Scottish International Storytelling Festival 2012 Peter Dibdin


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