Claire McNicol is an experienced traditional storyteller and singer born in Ulster and living in Edinburgh. She combines storytelling with a career in social work supporting vulnerable children and their families.
Claire has been a part of Makin a Brew with musician Gica Loening for the last five years and she particularly enjoys the participative nature of working with young children and their parents.
Claire is a skilled workshop facilitatator and a core part of her purpose as a storyteller is to build confidence in children, parents and staff in their own creative abilities.
She has witnessed innumerable examples of the benefits to well-being which occur when children and adults are given the opportunity to sing, dance , play music and tell stories.
Claire has comprehensive and diverse experience working in prison settings, with children and young people in residential care and with whole family groups.