Hi again. I am going to tell you about a show that I am going to present at The Storytelling Centre here in Edinburgh,. Together with poet/singer/filmmaker MacGilivray we are going to explore the vikings and what the impact of the viking raids here in Scotland.
A thistle is the national flower of Scotland. It is told that an army of Norse invaders in the night was attacking. They were silence and would have invaded the country with no resistance, but one of the norsemen trod on a thistle. His anguished cry roused the slumbering warriors who duly vanquished the invader and adopted the thistle as their national symbol.
The show is called walk the oars because we are fascinated by a viking tradition, where a victory was celebrated by a walk on the oars – Kirk Douglas (1:10 begins the fun!) himself loved to walk the oars on the side of the viking ship. See more here
We will perform the show at the library in The Storytelling Centre from the 22nd of August till the 26th of August at 3 pm.