While we are all brushing up our Christmas tales and setting out trees and decorations and plum puddings, Bob is preparing for a pudding of a different ilk, and thinking ahead to the 25th of January which is the peak of the Burns celebration – in his other life, of course, Bob is in high demand as a Burns speaker and hosts innumerous suppers in the season!
Fair fa’ your honest, sonsie face,
Great Chieftain o’ the Puddin-race!
Aboon them a’ ye tak your place,
Painch, tripe, or thairm:
Weel are ye wordy of a grace
As lang ‘s my arm.
The groaning trencher there ye fill,
Your hurdies like a distant hill,
Your pin wad help to mend a mill
In time o’ need,
While thro’ your pores the dews distil
Like amber bead.
His knife see Rustic-labour dight,
An’ cut ye up wi’ ready slight,
Trenching your gushing entrails bright,
Like onie ditch;
And then, O what a glorious sight,
Telling tales to children in the afternoon, and adults in the evening, with a snug woodburning fire keeping us all toasty warm on a glorious clear day up in Aberlour with the first tang of autumn nipping the air. Thank you so much to our audience for their kind words – and especially to Bob who did all the driving!
Thoroughly enjoyed it all.
Beautifully told stories and music.
A thoroughly enjoyable evening . Nice to have something different . Nice clear voices and good acting . Look forward to more.
A great evening’s evening entertainment with captivating stories and songs . Well done to We Three.
Very enjoyable . Well worth seeing .
Fit a gran nicht!
A good night . Enjoyed three talented people ‘s production !
Fantastic show. Well done ! We look forward to welcoming you back.
Our first touring events on the 12th of September: 4pm for the Scout club, and 7.30 for the grown ups. We’re really pleased with how the show has developed. It has been such a pleasure to work on stories with the actual venue in mind from fairy knolls to whisky stills and even petticoat tails make a brief appearance for Aberlour.
Maria and I must definitely take a back seat to Bob in terms of fluency in The Doric however! Bob’s rendition of his own poems from the compilation Fit Like Yer Majesty has to be heard to be believed!
Maria and I had an amazing afternoon in the sunshine with the lovely Andy Catlin who made us look so special with the new Kamishibai theatre. It seems strange to be posing like celebrities round a small red wooden box in order to make ourselves into better storytellers.
Huge thanks to Andy for such a fun day pretending to be filmstars in the back garden! He’s done a great job. I feel well and truly photo shot!
Check this out!
Harriet’s efforts in her back garden finally paying off!
‘We’ve got the stories, we’ve even got the pictures, but our paper box just wasn’t robust enough to withstand our enthusiastic storytelling treks! I’ve been working on it for 2 months and I think we’re nearly ready to go on the road! Trolly wheels instead of bicycles at the moment, but if this weather keeps up I think the lovely new wooden box will get a practice run in the park with Puss in Boots and The Old Woodcutter next Sunday!
‘In case you’re wondering, the gorgeous red colour is called ‘Emperors Silk’, redolent of dreams of old Japan, exquisite lacquered boxes and rich images of the orient. I’m delighted with how its turned out.’
Harriet and Maria are working on a children’s show about animals around the Kamishibai that Harriet is building
Bob is trying to teach Harriet and Maria essential phrases in the Doric.
We Three are hoping to put together a mini-tour in Maria and Bob’s old stamping grounds in North East Scotland for Autumn 2018
Watch this space!!
A Many Splendoured Thing
Our show on Valentines Day at the Scottish Storytelling Centre in Edinburgh was sold out. Here are some of the lovely things people said:
“That was fantastic. We want more.”
“Wonderful and unique”
“A great range and variety of stories.”
“Wonderful performance. I would definitely come again to see you three.”
“Lovely balance of music poetry and stories.”
“A magical trip through music and words in storyland.”
“A polished gem. A great selection of unusual stories.”
“We felt safe in your hands. We felt loved and comfortable.”
“A magical evening. Enthralled with every tale.”
“You three were just great. Fantastic, dynamic. Loved the music and the fun.”
“A good mix. You three compliment each other”