Incredible Storytelling/Musical Fusion at Celtic Connections


A first in Scottish Arts for years!!!!! And we are part of it!!!

That renowned Scottish festival Celtic Connections is back again and their 2012 program is just phenomenal. The forward thinking programmers have sourced fantastic performers from around the world and they agreed to put on two incredible performances where powerful storytelling is accompanied by a live orchestra. Of course these are among the not to be missed shows this year so….put these dates in the diary (My performance is on the Friday):

February 3rd and 4th, 8pm at the Glasgow Art Rooms, Tix:£10

The production ‘Voices in Scotland’ has been a work in progress of storyteller/musician Marion Kenny for the last 5 years.

Essentially she has pulled together a fantastically tight team of talented storytellers, singers and musicians. High calibre storytellers such as the late Stanley Robertson, Japanese teller Mio Shapley, moi Mara Menzies of Toto Tales, Claire McNicol, Marion Kenny and Chuck Warren are united with astounding musicians (hold your breath)… Mairi Campbell (her version of Auld Lang Syne featured in the last Sex and the City film, Dougie Hudson of Salsa Celtica, Eilidh Shaw, Jamie Kenny, Joel Sanderson, Sandy Wright, Andy Cooke, Stuart Dinwoodie, and Pete Vilk, Mary Macmaster, Donald Hay, Leo McCann, Eddie McGuire, Teresa Brookes {formerly Mugenkyo Taiko Drummers} and Lucy Searle, {Isho Taiko Drummers} Phew!!!!

For all ages, but the 8pm start prob means the tiddlers will be in lala land, we head off to the world of legend and myth. Imagine….a rumbling of thunder as crack, crack, crack, the sky parts and an enormous Baobab, the Tree of Life descends to provide shade to the people of the world. The law forbids man from making any connection with heaven but what happens when one young man’s insane curiosity forces him to disobey? With the ngoni, marimba, water drums, electric guitar, thumb piano, shekere, endingidi, djembe and inanga all playing a role, it will be an event to remember.

It promises an incredible evening of stories, music and ballads from Scotland and around the World so really hope you can make it!! Spread the word!

Toto love x


About TotoTales

Toto Tales brings African stories to life through the arts. We find and create incredible, inspiring, heart warming, tragic, humorous stories from across Africa, and share them with a variety of audiences across the world. We collaborate with various artists and strive to produce high quality works that while simple are far from being simplistic.
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