The Orkney Folklore and Storytelling Centre
For Doors Open Days join Lynn for an Island Fireside Afternoon
THE TROWIE HEALER O’ SHAPINSAY &
THE ISLANDERS HARVEST HOME CELEBRATION
Sit and listen to an Orkney legend and the social traditions of the past Orkney Islanders who worked the land and fished the seas around the peat fire.
‘Who is the Trowie Healer’ ?....Who are the ‘Peedie Folk O’ Hill and Mound' ?....... what happened to the Rousay crofting man when he left his ‘Spirit aboon the hill’
Would his family survive to celebrate their Toonship’s Harvest Home or would their fate be eviction and starvation?
Saturday 9th - 2:30pm.
A Storytelling Landscape
A Storytelling Landscape - The Islanders' Harvest Time - The Muckle Supper
We invite you on a magical journey through our Island Storytelling Landscape. The latest instalment is from the time of The Autumn Equinox when the islanders reaped the Harvest of their hard toil on the land.
Discover the Muckle Supper celebrations of past island crofters and their relationship with the lands around their Toonships. Listen to the present owner of the Mill Of Eyrland and the heritage of the Mill as the heart of these Orkney Islands’ Toonships.’
Producer: Flow State Music
Storyteller: Lynn Barbour
Music: Fiona Driver & Graham Simpson
Thanks to the estate of George Mackay Brown for permission to use his words, poems and narratives, enriching the development of A Storytelling Landscape.
A Storytelling Landscape | Digital. Folklore. Heritage. A series of podcasts and live streamed events from the Islands of Orkney.
Accompanying photos can be viewed here: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1d_0AfBiupwwK6W1eZPsnZpKfl_rTtWBh
Booking essential: email PEATFIRE@ORKNEYATTRACTIONS.COM or phone 01856 841207.
Where to find us
- Orkney Folklore and Storytelling Centre
- (Via House)
- KW16 3JF
Programmes this building took part in: