RECORDINGS

In Scotland there is an ancient tradition of telling stories, eye to eye, mind to mind and heart to heart. There is no doubt that this is the way they should be told. For this is when the magic happens. When they come alive in the soul of the listener. Like the tellers of old, I had always resisted making recordings but the need to keep the old folktales alive in these 'unprecedented times' won the battle. I have a YouTube channel that hosts more of my recordings and also a profile on Sound Cloud https://soundcloud.com/rowan-morrison-245999284 

TWO SWANS ON THE LOCH

This is a traditional folktale that was translated from Gaelic to English by a wonderful storyte​ller called George W Macpherson from the Isle of Skye. It has long been a favourite of mine and was the first story I told on stage at the Scottish Storytelling Centre in Edinburgh. 

THE DREAM MAKERS

Another of my favourites from Skye. A magical island that is alive with folktale and lore. This story is part of the ancient landscape of the Cuchullins and is almost as dramatic as they are. If you ever wondered where dreams come from, this one is for you!

THE OLD ONES

An original story that I wrote about the Cailleach, Bodach (the first Scottish ancestors) and a strange woman called Morag o' the deer who tells stories to the dead, heals sick trees and sings like a bird to give her feathered friends a rest. I hope you like it!

THE WOMAN AND THE OAK

I was inspired to write this story by my muse, who would share poetry with me in the forms of leaves.​ It was my first ever attempt at making and editing a video. It is a light-hearted magical story about a woman who falls in love with an Oak tree. 

STORYTELLING FEEDBACK

"Rowan Morrison doesn't just tell a story. She becomes the story and she weaves her listeners into the magic of that." (Ursula Aerts)