City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

July Folk Fest Fun at Scottish Storytelling Centre


By Lindsay Corr - Posted on 04 July 2012

July Folk Fest at Storytelling Centre

After nourishment, shelter and companionship, stories are the thing we need most in the world.” -- Philip Pullman

Connect with Culture at the Storytelling Centre’s July Folk Fest

Scotland is a year-round festival nation, with exciting programmes of world-class events, festivals and cultures for all to enjoy. Through the Year of Creative Scotland, and evoking the remit of new collaborative group TRACS, the Scottish Storytelling Centre has expanded their July programme to present three weeks of storytelling, music and song in rich afternoon sessions and engaging ceilidh evenings!

As the seasons turn and the summer Festivals of busyness begins, Edinburgh residents and visitors alike can be assured of a warm welcome as the Storytelling Centre showcases Scotland’s creativity at its best, reflecting on the joy that a vibrant cultural life brings to Scottish communities. A jam-packed three weeks kicks off on Sunday 8 July and Storytelling Centre Programme and Events Manager, Daniel Abercrombie states: “We are delighted to be celebrating the vibrant, living culture of Edinburgh and Scotland for the July Folk Fest, presenting an exciting and varied three week programme sure to appeal to all. The Storytelling Centre and the participants are raring to go, ready to welcome locals and visitors from around the world to share in the energy of a modern culture inspired by tradition.

Kids and Families

Sunday Sessions offer the opportunity for friends and families to gather together and enjoy afternoons of discovery – surprise yourself with the magic of live stories.

Tuesdays means Tiny Tales, as the usual monthly session triples with six opportunities for little ones aged 6 months to 2 years to get interactive with tales in an environment of story sharing, rhymes, songs and simple movement; capture their imagination and prove you’re never too young to enjoy stories.

Thursdays offer Story Space sessions where storytellers share their favourite tales using games, movement, music and song in a fun, playful atmosphere that is engaging and stimulating for youngsters, and youngsters at heart! 

Adults

Our adult monthly session Café Voices also gets triple the outings to make sure locals and visitors get a chance to experience the jovial, welcoming atmosphere. These inclusive Wednesday evenings provide an eclectic mix of storytelling, poetry, tunes and songs in a relaxed setting that confirms tales aren’t just for kids!

Friday afternoons in July offer great opportunities to experience and discover Scottish Traditional Music with taster sessions exploring the small pipes, the clarsach (Scottish harp), folklore traditions of the Ceol Mor (Bagpipes) and Jacobean song and story just some of the intriguing topics to absorb yourself in.

Then our weekend line-up offers plenty of crack with traditional Friday and Saturday Ceilidh Evenings that incorporate music, story, song and dance for rich sharing in Scotland’s heritage.

For July Folk Fest full programme see www.scottishstorytellingcentre.co.uk

For tickets and further information call the Storytelling Centre’s Box Office on 0131 556 9579 

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