A Bit Crack Club 02.02.18

Wolves, bears and lynx once roamed the hills and forests of Britain. Is it time for them to return? Here, we add mythic voice to the debate, telling tales from near and far that illuminate these mysterious hunters, woven together with folk song and the hypnotic sounds of the didgeridoo and hang drum.

At: Cobalt Studio, Newcastle

Tickets: £8/5


Supper with Burns 24-25.01.18

A seasonal favourite! Join us for an alternative Burns Supper in the beautiful setting of the Storytelling Court, serving up a delicious 3-course Scottish dinner – with the centre piece Haggis – and a generous helping of Burns’ stories, song and lore.

Hosted by storytellers David Campbell and Ruth Kirkpatrick, with clarsach player Katie Harrigan. Also featuring Daniel Allison‘s wonderful rendition of Tam O’Shanter!

Book early to avoid disappointment!

Part of Scotland’s Winter Festivals

At: Scottish Storytelling Centre, Edinburgh

Tickets: £25



Winter Tales 24.12.17

Winter stories inside An Lanntair’s igloo! With a focus on Scandinavian tales of trolls, giants, soup and more trolls.

At: An Lanntair, Stornoway, Isle of Lewis

Tickets: Free


Boden Boo 03.11.17

Scary tales under the Erskine Bridge, as part of the annual Boden Boo Halloween Celebration.


Festival Guid Crack Club – When Worlds Collide 27.10.17

Join Edinburgh’s renowned storytelling club. The veil between the worlds grows thin at Samhuinn and Beltane, dawn and dusk. As Halloween approaches we invite you to share your stories of the strange and wonderful things that happen when two worlds come together. With guest storyteller Daniel Allison.

Part of the Scottish International Storytelling Festival 2017.

At: The Fig Tree Bistro, Edinburgh

Tickets: £5 suggested donation


The Missing Lynx 25.10.17

Wolves, bears and lynx once roamed the forests of Scotland. Is it time for them to return?

Here, mythic voice is added to the debate as folk tales and legends from across the world illuminate these mysterious hunters, sprinkled with folk song and the hypnotic sounds of the didgeridoo and hang drum.

With storyteller Daniel Allison and folk singer & musician Lally O’Keeffe who weave together myths and music for unique compositions in an unmissable performance. 

‘He held the audience spellbound, hanging on his every word and note’ (Oxford Times)

Aimed at adults and suitable for interested older children.

Part of the Scottish International Storytelling Festival 2017.

At: Royal Botanic Garden, Edinburgh



Under the Trees 22.10.17

Join storytellers at the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh and treat yourself to a relaxed afternoon of stories for all the family. Meet at the Botanic Cottage and find the cosy spots where stories are shared or let storytellers take you on story journeys into the beautiful surroundings, where nature glows with warm autumn colours.

Part of the Scottish International Storytelling Festival 2017

At: Royal Botanic Garden, Edinburgh

Tickets: free



Wee Folk Magic 21.10.17

Enter the enchanted world of Fairy Tales, full of mystery, malice and magic. There will be sessions for Ages 4 – 6; 6 – 8; and 9 upwards, through the afternoon. Unaccompanied grown-ups also welcome. The event features a galaxy of Scotland’s storytellers, steeped in folk and fairy. Options for participation and listening spells. With storytellers Ailie Finlay, Beth Cross, Daniel Allison, Robbie Fotheringham, Sheila Kinninmonth, Senga Munro and Sylvia Troon.

Free drop-in no need to book, for ages 4 and above. All children must be accompanied.

Part of the Scottish International Storytelling Festival 2017.

At: Scottish Storytelling Centre & Museum of Childhood, Edinburgh


The Woods Are Lovely, Dark & Deep 14.10.17

Tales from the forest with Daniel Allison. What is the allure of the forest? Why do the trees draw us, frighten us? Why are the stories full of wanderers who enter the forest and return transformed, or never return at all?

Join storyteller Daniel Allison on an adventure deep beneath the boughs. Meet vengeful goblins, bear-lords and skin-changing princes; ride upon a black wolf’s back and drink wine with lusty giants.

Featuring legends and folklore from across the world, woven togetether with spellbinding didgeridoo music.

At: The Heart Centre, Kirkcaldy, Fife

Booking: the cost is £10 per person, please give the Heart Centre a call on 01592 328280 to book.


Meadow Morphose 10.09.17

“Meadow Morphose” is an art installation by artists Emma Macleod and Abi Lewis situated at Meadows Yard Nature Reserve as part of Art Walk Porty.

On Sun 10th Sept @ 3pm join storyteller Daniel Allison on a walk around Meadows Yard. Hear weird and wild tales of shamanic initiation as you walk and discover the otherworldy creatures dwelling in this little known nature reserve. Including object and performance interventions by Abi and Emma.