Tales o Fowk & Water Beasties: A Soundwalk Through History

Tales o Fowk & Water Beasties is a soundwalk and storytelling event that shares the myths and legends surrounding the historic town of Charleston of Aberlour. The event invites people to listen to local stories on headsets during a slow-guided walk. The walk follows a circular route in Aberlour that drifts between the Parish Church and the ancient ruins of the Auld Kirk o Skirdustan, where the audience can encounter the hidden stories of Picts, Jacobites, and Water Beasties. Yet, this walking and listening tour also presents different soundscapes of river and town life that are unique to the Aberlour, and some more unusual sounds, for example, have ever you heard a Kelpie cry?

Tales o Fowk & Water Beasties is a creative collaboration between storyteller Ben Hinnie and Lise Olsen, The Moray Way Association artist in residence. Together, Ben and Lise have spent the last few months working with Ben’s oral history archive, planning the route and recording sounds in the local area. They both agreed that the nature of the stories and the historic town is a perfect setting for celebrating the history of the folk who lived in Aberlour hundreds of years before.

The experience of listening to stories and sound at Aberlour, the River Spey, and the Lour Burn, the actual places where the stories are believed to have happened, allows the spoken word to move in-between the past and the present. This unusual walking tour gives walkers an opportunity to listen to a mix of History, Myths, and Legends to a background of sound that brings the storytelling to life.

For more information and booking details of tours running on Wednesday the 22nd and Saturday the 25th, Please visit, https://www.moraywalkoutdoorfest.co.uk/events/

Listen to a clip of the soundwalk HERE

Wed, 22 June 2022 @ 14:00 – 15:30

Sat, 25 June 2022 @ 14:00 – 15:30

Sat, 25 June 2022 @ 18:30 – 20:00