The Scottish International Storytelling Festival (SISF) is a celebration of live storytelling, oral traditions and cultural diversity, bringing together a large number of Scottish and international storytellers and musicians. It takes place in October each year, as the seasons change with long nights drawing families and friends around the hearth, inspired by the Scottish ceilidh tradition and its sense of togetherness – a community gathering full of tales, anecdotes, music, songs and ballads.
The advanced programme for the 30th Scottish International Storytelling Festival – Growing Stories – in Edinburgh has been announced, and is set to feed the creativity of Scottish and international storytellers, unearthing ancient roots and allowing new talent to thrive across Scotland.
At the heart of the programme this year is the shared culture of Scotland and Ireland, with their international connections and influence, and the way in which Celtic traditions unite word, image and sound to pack a big emotional punch.
Performance, workshops, talks and children’s events radiate out from Scotland’s capital as the best of Scotland’s storytelling talent merge with invited guests, offering a plethora of opportunities to celebrate and discover oral traditions and cultural diversity.
You can get access to the advanced Edinburgh programme here.
- The Festival on Tour listings of local events across Scotland will be available in the full programme on Monday 3 September.
- Tickets for all events go on sale Friday 7 September, except for National Library of Scotland free events, which can be booked from Friday 14 September