There are always stories circulating on Graemsay, however last Saturday was particularly special. We had two story-tellers from the Orkney Storytelling Festival visit the island to give us an evening of stories - tall tales, stories of ghosties and other strange tales. Well it was Halloween not long ago :-)
So Tom Muir, Orkney's very own International Storyteller (and Exhibition officer at the Orkney Museum) along with Fran Flett Holinrake, storyteller, historian, and assistant custodian of the magnificent St Magnus Cathedral, spun stories of days of old, and phantasmagorical tales.
This was their second visit, we were a little down on audience numbers this year as some folk were unwell, but those that were there thoroughly enjoyed the evening.
Fran told some quite spooky tales too - of "foreign parts" (OK Edinburgh - but that's "foreign"!).
And was suitably attired for halloween....
And Tom, with his soft Orcadian voice (which I could listen to all night!) spun tales that took us through a range of emotions including wonder, and fear, to laughter and relief.
|A bit of a shape shifter! Spooky Skeleton Hands!|
Then it was time for some supper and a blether (chat) with folk which went on into the wee small hours, with some well-dodgy games of Chinese Whispers, and laughter, and the odd wee dram. Everyone thoroughly enjoyed the evening. So we were very grateful to Tom and Fran for coming to Graemsay once again and we hope they will return again with lots more stories!