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Silver City Stramash: Tea and Tales

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The Belmont Filmhouse

49 Belmont Street

Aberdeen

AB101JS

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Come for a warm, entertaining afternoon of music, tales and songs hosted by local singers and storytellers, Sheena Blackhall and Grace Banks.

Sheena Blackhall
An Aberdonian quine, Sheena was born in 1947 to country parents. She was handed down songs and poems by her maternal grandmother Lizzie Booth of Coull in Tarland. As a student she continued to develop her love of song and the spoken work by learning traditional songs from John Watt Stewart who invited her to "learn tae sing richt - leave yer guitar at hame." Her repertoire includes traditional Scottish tales, including Selkie stories and Traveller tales, and many with a distinctively north-east flavour, such as the Maiden O' Bennachie and the Wizard Laird of Skene. From time to time she tells international tales, often translated into Scots

Grace Banks
Grace tells traditional tales, as well as stories from different cultures, from the simple to the complex; from the funny to the sad, often interspersed with traditional or home-spun songs, some accompanied by harp. She has a love for local history and will weave in 'stories from your doorstep' whenever she can. Grace is always keen to hear and pass on new stories.
She enjoys creating stories and has co-authored a book, ‘Aberdeenshire Folk Tales’ with Sheena Blackhall. Grace and Sheena’s second book, ‘Scottish Myths and Legends’ will be available later this year. Grace is currently working on a book of nature tales.

This is a free event but you must reserve tickets in advance using the eventbrite link above to ensure your space. It is part of the #SilverCityStories weekend in Aberdeen.

For more information see www.aberdeencity.gov.uk/silvercitystories
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