Lore and Land

Category: Community, Special Event

23rd September 2019

Cree néhiyaw First Nation storyteller Joseph Naytowhow joins a gathering of Storytellers, Writers, Poets, Artists, Singers, Creative Ethnologists sharing and celebrating their connection to the land.

Morning Session:

9.30: The watching of hands at work. Gathering upstairs where there will be friends’ hand making nettle cordage, spinning and other crafts. Munro Gauld and Neil playing local Perthshire melodies as the works are created.

10-10.10: Welcome and Nettle Chant which Roisin Lyle-Collins will share & Claire can help teach.

10.10-10.50: Amanda Edmiston, Botanica Fabula – stories and folklore that reveal traditional herbal use and the way we connect with the land we live on through them.

Head down to auditorium

10.55: Song or poem ( a traditional Welsh song from Lorraine Langston connected to place) 11.00-11.40: Jospeh Naytowhow sharing stories and Cree perspective on ‘Kiyisi Wepahk’ – the way climate is strewn about by the winds of change.

11.40-11.50: Claire Hewitt – ‘Cha mi Tatha’ The River Tay’s winding story song line. Munro will accompany.

11.50-12.25: Ceit Langhorn – ‘Rewilding and the Gaelic Otherworld.’

12.25-12.30: Roisin Lyle-Collins – Story poem

Places limited, early booking recommended at: https://ticketing.eu.veezi.com/purchase/2771?siteToken=dfdz9y7vtfer8x4cx7701g924r 

12.30-13.00: Short lunch break (please bring packed lunch as there’s not much time) when Ruth Atkinson will be sharing her poem and fascinating story about ‘The Story Quilt‘  a patchwork quilt stitched in Kinloch Rannoch and N. Uist in the 19th century.

Afternoon Session

13-13.10: Lesley Wilson ‘The Land that Forgot.’

13.15-13.50 : Munro Gauld to open this session with a tune from Duncan Bhan MacIntyre followed by Aileen Ogilvie – ‘Exploring Perthshire’s Songs and Languages.’

13.50-14.00: Lindsey Gibb ‘The Urisks Tale.’ – a local story connected to the Birks of Aberfeldy.

14.00-14.50: Mairi McFadyen and Raghnaid Sandilands ‘Land, Lore and Gaelic’- on cultural darning and mending and how Gaelic place names invite us to rediscover and reimagine the local landscape

(Fèis Farr)

14.50-15: Munro and Claire share short film, soundscape, poems and song lines created on The River Tay Tales project in Kenmore and Grandtully Primary Schools.

Places limited, early booking recommended at: https://ticketing.eu.veezi.com/purchase/2772?siteToken=dfdz9y7vtfer8x4cx7701g924r

Spinning, music and cordage making will continue upstairs after the event for those who have seen the film or those not wishing to see the film.

Film Screening

15.15 –  “Neither Wolf Nor Dog”

Booking: https://ticketing.eu.veezi.com/purchase/2578?siteToken=dfdz9y7vtfer8x4cx7701g924r

Cost: Sessions: £5 each
Film: Usual Prices