Games Kick Off with Tales and
Legends of Scotland
Storytelling is 7:00pm. to 9.00 pm. at the
Main Beer Garden. Friday Night.
Feuding clans. Clever women. Brave warriors. Fairies and selkies. Ghosts. Powerful swords and strong magic. Scottish legends have it all. And this year the Highland Games has added a special show just for storytelling on Friday, June 22nd at 7:00 p.m.
Seven popular storytellers, well-known nationally as well as locally, will kick off the Highland Games weekend with "Sea Spells and Moor Magic: Tales and Legends from Scotland."
Organizer Marilyn McPhie says, "We'll have stories for all listeners-stories to make you laugh and think and even shiver. No one is ever too young or too old for a good story."
Adds Patti Christensen: "In a world filled with technology and social media, people sitting alone in front of their screens, it is great to know that people still gather to hear and tell stories. This storytelling concert is a chance for people of all ages to fill their hearts and imaginations with the magic of stories brought to life."
Featured storytellers, in addition to McPhie and Christensen will be Cynthia Griffin, Charles Johnson, James Nelson-Lucas, David Schmidt and Li-Anne Roswell. Charles Johnson will also be telling stories at the games on Saturday and Sunday.
The storytelling show will be held at the Games venue at Brengle Terrace Park, 1200 Vale Terrace Drive, Vista, CA.
Admission to the event will be $10 for adults, $5 for children 5-18, free for children under 5.
McPhie -- Marilyn McPhie became a storyteller by choice—when her
son’s preschool gave her a choice of cleaning bathrooms or
telling stories. A professional teller since 1985, she has a
fondness for old stories with new twists. Her tales of Scotland
include legends of the McPhies, who are from the island of
Colonsay and are said to have descended from the selkie folk.
Cynthia Griffin : All her life Cynthia Griffin has loved stories. And now she loves sharing those stories with spell-bound audiences from Calabasas to Chula Vista and from coast to coast. Listeners are left with no doubt of her enthusiasm for storytelling and its enchantment! Naturally drawn to merriment and the unexpected, Cynthia travels everywhere armed with her Tales with a Twist and a Grin, to rescue weary spirits in need of wonder and delight.
Charles Johnson: After twenty years as a software engineer, Charles Johnson decided there must be more to life, so he taught himself to play the ukulele and put out a shingle as a musical storyteller. Charles has delighted children and adults at libraries, schools, festivals and private homes. He’s even been a ghost-tour guide. Zesty ukulele tunes, salty sea ballads and hilarious story songs are all delivered on ukulele, harmonica, concertina, recorder, kazoo - even a paper bag! www.PaperBagCowboy.com