Scottish Storytelling Centre

Tam O’Shanter: Telling the Big Tale

Explore Robert Burns’ master narrative and learn how to recite this most mighty of tales. Donald Smith shares his lifelong quest to understand the poem and do it justice in that ever-elusive perfect telling. Suitable for those wishing to understand Burns’ defining work, as well as those focussed on performing or interpreting Burns’ work artistically. A mighty challenge packed with fun.

Venues:
Scottish Storytelling Centre

Date:
Saturday 18 January

Time:
2pm – 4.30pm

Tickets:
£16
0131 556 9579
www.scottishstorytellingcentre.com


Café Ceilidh: Burns Celebration

Join friends from the Scots Music Group for an afternoon session of traditional songs, music, poems and stories celebrating Scotland’s national poet Robert Burns. Held in the relaxed setting of the Storytelling Court. All welcome to listen or bring a tune for a turn!

Venues:
Scottish Storytelling Centre

Date:
Tuesday 21 January

Time:
2pm – 4pm

Tickets:
Free
0131 556 9579
www.scottishstorytellingcentre.com


Supper with Burns

A seasonal favourite! Join us for an alternative Burns Supper in the beautiful setting of the Storytelling Court, serving up a delicious 3-course Scottish dinner – with the centre piece Haggis – and a generous helping of Burns’ stories, song and lore. Hosted by storytellers David Campbell and Ruth Kirkpatrick, with clarsach player Katie Harrigan. Also featuring Daniel Allison’s wonderful rendition of Tam O’Shanter! Book early to avoid disappointment!

Venue:
Scottish Storytelling Centre

Date:
Thursday 23 & Friday 24 January

Time:
7pm – 9.30pm

Tickets:
£30
0131 556 9579
www.scottishstorytellingcentre.com


Family Ceilidh

Come with family and friends to dance well-known Scottish dances and sing well-known songs. All the dances will be called and there will be easier circles for the littler ones. A fun introduction to sociable dancing with live music and some stories too. Book early to avoid disappointment!

Venues:
Scottish Storytelling Centre

Date:
Saturday 25 January

Time:
1.30pm – 3pm

Tickets:
£5 (incl. booking fee)
0131 556 9579
www.scottishstorytellingcentre.com


Burns for Brunch

Hungover, perhaps, but not yet hung out to dry, Robert Burns awakes in Auld Reekie 2019 sharing his thoughts, poems and songs, casting a satiric eye around his Scotland and ours.

***** SG Fringe

**** All Edinburgh Theatre

Venues:
Scottish Storytelling Centre

Date:
Saturday 25 January

Time:
12pm & 3.30pm (1hr)

Tickets:
£10/£8 (incl. booking fee)
0131 556 9579
www.scottishstorytellingcentre.com


The Ceilidh House: Tam O’Shanter

Welcome to the Burns Night Ceilidh House, where people meet to dance, sing, play music and share stories. Join us for a special improvised ceilidh telling of Tam O’ Shanter in a friendly, lively, and enjoyable setting, with the chance to participate or just to sit back and enjoy the fun!

Venues:
Scottish Storytelling Centre

Date:
Saturday 25 January

Time:
7.30pm – 9.30pm

Tickets:
£10 / £8 (incl. booking fee)
0131 556 9579
www.scottishstorytellingcentre.com