Marion Kenny is a charismatic live performer, one of Scotland's leading storytellers, highly regarded multi-instrumentalist and hugely experienced trainer. Her repertoire includes the great epic sagas of Ireland and Scotland, also folk tales, myths, legends and historical stories from all corners of the globe.
A pioneer of educational and interpretive storytelling in museums, galleries, and heritage sites in Scotland, Marion regularly works for education departments at National Galleries, National Libraries of Scotland, National Trust, Historic Scotland, and Royal Botanical Gardens. Marion held the post of storyteller in residence for the Nation Museums of Scotland. She has a passion combining stories music and dance and is artistic director of Voices in Scotland; she also directed The Bell Tree for Cumnock Tryst Festival.
Marion's passion for world culture has led her to perform, teach and research extensively internationally supported by both Creative Scotland and the British Council, including Iran, India, Indonesia, New Zealand, Australia, Uzbekistan, China and Qatar. Marion is a mentor to QISETNA-Talking Syria with whom she works closely using storytelling and music to bring communities together. Marion has trained hundreds of education and heritage professionals in storytelling approaches and helped thousands of children find their narrative voice through workshops and arts in education projects. (Photo credit: Peter Dibdin)