Scots Tales And Sangs by Sheena Blackhall and Pauline Cordiner

In July 2020, the Scottish International Storytelling Festival announced The Big Scottish Story Ripple as part of their Community and Family Programme.

Storytellers could hold a 1 hour long event in their community and the Scottish Storytelling Forum would pay their fee if they offered a “Good Deed” back in return!

Sheena and I were involved in a few events in Aberdeen and Shire and decided that our good deed would be the creation of some videos that would be available free to teachers and other educators wishing to inject a bit of Scots and Doric into their curriculum!

Well here are the videos – the age groups are rough guides and more than one video may be suitable for some age groups. There are currently three videos made in 2020, but we would love to do more if there is the demand and funding available!

Scots Tales and Sangs for Nursery to Primary 2
Featuring
– Up In The Morning Early by Robert Burns sung by Sheena Blackhall
– Story: The Bonniest Moose In The World told by Pauline Cordiner
– The Lea Rig by Robert Burns (one verse) sung by Pauline Cordiner
– a few movement exercises teaching the Doric/Scots names for animals
– Three Craws – a Scottish Song for Bairns sung by Sheena Blackhall

Scots Tales and Sangs for Primary 2 to Primary 4
Featuring
– Robert Burns’ Selkirk Grace recited by Sheena Blackhall
– Story: The Squeaky Welly told by Sheena Blackhall
– The Wellyboot Song by Billy Connelly sung by Pauline Cordiner
And then a couple of songs to get the bairns movin!
– Heid Shooders Knees an Taes sung by Pauline Cordiner
– The Shooglie Wooglie sung by Sheena Blackhall

Scots Tales and Sangs for Primary 5 to Primary 7
Featuring
– Rattlin Roarin Wullie by Robert Burns sung by Pauline Cordiner
– Poem: The Wizard Laird written and recited by Sheena Blackhall
– Story: The Laird O Morphie told by Pauline Cordiner
– Song: The Twa Corbies sung by Sheena Blackhall