10 September 2021kist o dreams marks 20 years

20 years of songs!

The kist o dreams project celebrates its 20th birthday this year.

I am delighted to be able to mark the occasion with a special event featuring Bill Taylor who played harp on the original recordings, and harpist Grace Stewart-Skinner, whose infant photo graces the front cover of the album!

Join us on Friday 1st October, 2021 in the Muir Hub, Muir of Ord for a morning workshop and evening concert.

The morning workshop is an interactive event, suitable for adults bringing a young child with them.  We will be sharing action songs and dandling songs and maybe even a couple of singing games.

The evening concert will open with Grace Stewart-Skinner on harp and then move to live performance of all the songs from the kist o dreams album, with a couple of extra wee gems.


19 August 2021Scottish International Storytelling Festival

I am excited to be part of a new collaborative project with storyteller Bob Pegg and instrumentalist Bill Taylor.

"A Woman Walks into a Bar" premieres on 14th November, 2021 at 2:30pm in Coul House Hotel in Contin. Join our female protagonist as she leads you on a voyage of song, story, music and riddles.  

This afternoon performance echoes the Highland tradition of hospitality with a cup of tea and freshly baked scone included with every ticket. Prebook your ticket with Eventbrite:


Suitable for adults and older children.

Admission includes tea and home-baked scone after the performance.

"A Woman Walks In To a Bar…" is part of the Scottish International Storytelling Festival 2021 and supported by TRACS - Traditional Arts and Culture Scotland.

Coul House is a family-owned hotel, set in its own grounds in the hills above Contin in Ross-shire, and offering a warm welcome, easeful comfort, and great food.  For more about the venue, check out http://www.coulhousehotel.com

15 July 2021Slowly getting back to normal!

It's was such a treat when schools began to allow singing again - outside and socially distanced though we were!  It was possible to tentatively arrange lessons on traditional song just before Scottish schools broke up for the Summer.

It is even more of a treat to look forward to being able to perform this Autumn.  How much social distancing will be required remains to be seen, but at the moment we have been able to start rehearsals and development of new shows.  

Dates will be posted here once arrangements are confirmed and tickets become available.  I look forward to seeing you all again soon!

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