Every Tuesday,Friday and sunday come along and listen to an Evening of Storytelling - Peatfire Tales of Orkney A Traditional orkney evening that combines Legend,Lore and Social Customs wth Music,Song and Dance.booking essential.Private Groups Welcome
The Centre sits in Sandwick,two miles from Skara brae and three miles from the Ring of Brodgar Standing Stones in the UNESCO World Heritage Site of The Heart Of Neolithic Orkney.
We welcome you to explore,discover and share the rich and unique Island legends,folklore,social customs and heritage of the Orkney Crofting Fishing and farming people who have lived on these Northern Islands of Scotland for many centuries
Through the combination of Orkney's oral 'living' traditions of storytelling,sagas and ballads,rhymes and poetry and social customs with music,song and dance share the past ideas,actions,customs and daily life of these Orkney Islanders who worked the land and fished the sea.
DISCOVER WHO THE 'FISHERMEN WITH PLOUGHS' ARE as George Mackay Brown called them in his Poem Cycle.
Experience the past Islanders' Sea Legends,Crofting Tales,Customs and Beliefs.How their Island Calender and partnership with this ancient landscape and surrounding seas has shaped today's social landscape on these North Atlantic Islands.
Come along and sit by the peat fire and Enjoy our Orkney Heritage and Folklore Library with its old Orkney books,photographs,maps and images of the Orkney crofting and fishing peoples' unique social heritage and work customs.
Listen to the reminiscence CDs, the old dialects of Orkney and Scotland,discover the contemporary Orkney writers, the craft or childrens Orkney books in our Hamnavoe room.
Sit around the peatfire in the Folk Art Studio with its wall mural,masks and puppets of the Island Legends,myths and Folkloric characters as you listen to the Peatfire Tales of Orkney
Discover the Power of Storytelling courses and StoryCircles workshops held throughout the year at this centre of Creative Learning while being in an environment that brings the past alive and present with a unique Orkney Island Experience.
Our Storytelling Garden of Island legend and Lore is just opening this year from June 21st..
At the Orkney Folklore and Storytelling centre we are the Storytellers and you are the Storylisteners and both of us can take these Orkney Island Peoples' Story from ancient times to the present and into the future.