World Storytelling Day: A Dram to Warm the Hall, Stories and Music from Scotland

Saturday, March 23, 2019 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Stirring tales and the skirl of the pipes will warm your heart at the warming of the year, as Storytelling Orillia and the Orillia Museum of Art and History join to present a program of Scottish stories and music World Storytelling Day. Legends out of history and ballad, stories of the wee people, the sea people and clan battles, plus a word about the whisky, will be woven by tellers Susan Charters and Sophy Cooper on Saturday, March 23 from 7 – 9 p.m. at OMAH. Alan Cooper will put the music of the bagpipes to the stories, and he and Sophy will add songs, as well. Scottish reels, jigs and strathspeys will keep your feet moving at the break, thanks to Margaret Pomeroy (keyboard), Katrina Gilbert (fiddle) and Katy Gillett (bodhran and whistle), of Second Fiddle, a group that plays for traditional dances including a long-time engagement at the Mariposa Folk Festival. World Storytelling Day is celebrated across the world at the spring equinox, and OMAH and SO… have marked it together for five years. Last year featured Cooper and Charters telling stories from Ireland. The two have also collaborated on stories from The 1001 Nights. This year, the theme is myths, epics and legends, so the storytellers have dug deep into Scottish
lore. Why?
“We both love the bagpipes,” Charters says.
“And luckily, I married a piper!” Cooper adds.
For this taste of Scotland, all you need is $10 ticket, available at OMAH,, 705-326-2159. Doors open at 6:30. Tea and oatcakes will be served.
Storytelling Orillia gratefully acknowledges the support of Storytellers of Canada-Conteurs du
Canada and the Canada Council for the Arts, because they help us tell the stories.
For information:
Storytelling Orillia,
Ninette Gyorody, Executive Director, Orillia Museum of Art and History 705-326-2159