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At last a wee CD, ‘Songs from the Wood’ is becoming available to pre-order as a download. This album combines nature stories and songs, introducing the listener to a variety of creatures found in the garden and the wood. Or if you prefer the album in your hand, it will be available soon! Listen below:butterboy-front

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The Wintry Tale of The Snow Queen

Storytelling-backAs part of a partnership between Craft Scotland and the Scottish Storytelling Centre, there are winter storytelling events happening next week!

Grace Banks, storyteller and Laura Reid, exquisite glass engraver will be telling the wonderful winter tale of the Snow Queen.

Laura’s beautiful glass engravings will magically light up the scenes and characters as the story and songs unfold the journey of little Gerda to find her friend Kay, who has been captured by the Snow Queen.

Come and enjoy on Monday 29th December at 11am and 2pm in the Scottish Storytelling Centre, High Street, Edinburgh

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Song and Story: Between the Worlds

Rachel Newton of The Shee and storyteller Grace Banks unwrap the mutual influences between story and song by exploring how to move between the two in creation and performance. Fresh from her Changeling project, Rachel reflects on the challenges and opportunities, while Grace draws on her own journeys between story and song. David Francis hosts the creative dialogue which puts forward the question – are music and story two sides of the same coin?

Come and hear, discuss, create with us through this day of discovery.

Saturday 29th November, from 10.30am-4.30pm

Scottish Storytelling Centre, Edinburgh

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