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Ron Fairweather

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Contact: info@macastory.com
Local authority: Midlothian
Languages: English, Scots
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Ron Fairweather has been telling stories and singing songs for as long as he can remember. While listening to his Grandfather recite tales of the bothies of Angus and his mother tell her stories of the mills of Dundee, his appreciation for storytelling blossomed.

As part of the group Macastory with fellow storyteller Fergus McNicol, Ron has enjoyed great success and pleasure from writing and performing the stories, songs and poems for their unique and humorous themed shows. Macastory tour all over Scotland and have received rapturous plaudits in schools, libraries, theatres and festivals. including the Edinburgh International Book Festival, the National Musuem of Edinburgh and The Scottish Storytelling Centre. One of their more recent ventures has been a series of storytelling workshops they have developed for use in primary schools, acting as a gateway to writing - they are proving to be very successful.

Macastory also perform their own unique Storytelling Panto every Festive season in schools across the country. Feedback from audiences and clients, who year after year invite him back to their schools and events, pays testimony to Ron's warm, engaging rapport which engages the listeners, as well as his spellbinding skill as a weaver of tales.

(Works in Scots)

Local authorities can visit

Aberdeen City; Aberdeenshire; Angus; Argyll and Bute; Clackmannanshire; Dumfries and Galloway; Dundee; East Ayrshire; East Dunbartonshire; East Lothian; East Renfrewshire; Edinburgh City; Falkirk; Fife; Glasgow City; Highland; Inverclyde; Midlothian; Moray; Na h-Eileanan Siar (Western Isles); North Ayrshire; North Lanarkshire; Orkney Islands; Perth and Kinross; Renfrewshire; Scottish Borders; Shetland; South Ayrshire; South Lanarkshire; Stirling; West Dunbartonshire; West Lothian

Events can deliver

Performance; Reading; Residency; Talk; Workshop; Professional development, CLPL or CPD

Topics of work

Adventure; Animals; Childhood; Class & society; Fairy tales, folklore & mythology; Family; Fantasy; First experiences for younger readers; Food; Friendship; Health including mental health & wellbeing; History; Horror; Music; Mystery & thriller; Nature; Wars & conflicts; World War 1; World War 2

Age groups published for

Children; Teens; Adults

Age groups can work with

0-2; 3-5; 6-8; 9-11; 12-14; 15-18; 18+

Audience size

0-10; 11-30; 31-100; 100-500; 500+