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Witches, Wee Folk And Watery Beasties (Dougie Mackay)

By | Published on Tuesday 14 August 2018

Performing in a small room at the Scottish Storytelling Centre, with nothing but his voice and a few simple instruments, Dougie Mackay takes us through the wild landscapes of Scotland. We encounter selkies, faeries and other curious folk, and learn a little bit about the history of Scotland along the way. It’s clear that Mackay is enthusiastic about both the art of storytelling and Scottish mythology, and this shows in his assured performance. While his melodic voice may not always hold the audience’s attention, Mackay’s stories are fascinating and this is an enjoyable way to spend an afternoon. My 7-year-old co-reviewer particularly enjoyed learning a selkie song and sang it all the way home.

Scottish Storytelling Centre, until 12 Aug.
tw rating 3/5 | [Marni Appleton]