Join us for our annual Merry Neet ceilidh and story rounds. This is part of our Tales in Trust Weekend the theme for which is ‘The Nature of Stories’ celebrating the place of story in the natural world. Performances that explore the way flora and fauna fulfil an important function in our folk tales.
Taffy Thomas MBE, England’s first storyteller laureate Taffy is the patron of The Society for Storytelling. Taffy received The English Folk Dance and Song Society Gold Badge award in December 2010. With Taffy’s head bursting with stories, riddles and folklore, professional storyteller Giles Abbot once commented, “when Taffy goes it will be like a library burning down.”
Paul Jackson is passionate about re-introducing storytelling to mainstream education with presentations at over 2000 schools, a recent tour through China and Paul has presented at festivals including Glastonbury and Latitude.
Daniel Morden has delighted audiences worldwide including storytelling festivals in Vancouver, Oslo and Yukon as well as closer to home at The Hay, Bath and Cheltenham festivals , the Baribican, National Theatre and British Museum. With six childrens books and TV and Radio appearances he was recently awarded the Hay Festival Medal for his contribution to storytelling. “Master Storyteller” Guardian
Elizabeth and Richard York regularly play together specialising in historical music and interpretation with performances at events for National Trust, English Heritage and V&A Museum. Elizabeth is a music therapist as well as a harpist.
Paul Knox is a leading exponent of the Northumbrian pipes rooted in the traditions and music of Northumberland.