The Orcadian Story Trust is pleased to unveil the programme for the 2013 Orkney Storytelling Festival!
Now in its fourth consecutive year, our little festival with the big heart is going from strength to strength, and we have a wonderful programme of events, featuring storytellers from near and far.
This year is the 200th anniversary of the birth of Orcadian hero and Arctic explorer, John Rae. To celebrate his life, there have been events all over Orkney this year, and our own festival programme highlights the strong links between our islands and northern Canada.
Storyteller Bob Pegg will once again be performing his wonderful one-man show on the life and times of John Rae. Bob first brought the show here in 2010, to great acclaim, and we are delighted that he is returning in this important year.
We are also thrilled to be welcoming Dale Jarvis from Newfoundland in Canada. Dale is a master storyteller, a writer and a folklorist, and he will be sharing tales of his native land, as well as exploring Canada’s shared heritage with Orkney.
Finally, we are also giving a huge warm welcome to an old friend; Shetland storyteller Lawrence Tulloch will be joining us to share stories suitable for old and young, along with our local storytellers.
Every year we try and take our festival events to different parts of Orkney, to new, interesting and atmospheric venues. For 2013, we will be holding events across the parishes; there will be storytelling in South Ronaldsay, in Rousay, in Orphir and in Rendall, as well as Stromness and Kirkwall.
We hope that there is something here to catch your eye; whether it be a children’s workshop with home-made instruments, ghost stories at Roeberry House, or traditional folk tales in Betty’s Reading Room… we look forward to seeing you during the 2013 Orkney Storytelling Festival!
Tickets can be pre-ordered using the booking form, and will also be available at Sinclair Office Supplies in Stromness, SAS Business Supplies in Kirkwall, and on the door at events.