Apart from enjoying accents from around the world this is also a wonderful opportunity to appreciate the diversity that exists within Scotland.
Beverley Bryant hosted and opened this session with some traditional stories and legends from long ago filled with mythical creatures, unknown to those from outside the Scottish borders. Her captivating, lyrical voice was a joy to hear. Before her opening Bryant had gone to each table, welcomed people and asked if they had a story to tell. Each evening will only be as good as the audience that provides the stories, but that evening we heard from a lady from the US, another telling a tale she had previously only ever recited in German, two young lads in full tartan and a resounding finale from two newly-landed Aussies, minus luggage, who gave an hilarious poetic performance from their free Fringe show What Rhymes with Kangaroo? Apart from enjoying accents from around the world this is also a wonderful opportunity to appreciate the diversity that exists within Scotland.
There is a warm, hospitable welcome for all ages at the Centre, where you will be made to feel relaxed and uninhibited. The next session will be hosted by Colin McEwan on 14th August with the usual open-floor section for storytellers to tell their own tales. If you are new to this sort of event give it a try. I had no idea such groups existed, but found the whole occasion delightful. I might even go in search of others, brounies (a Scottish folk house elf) permitting.