Stories have been told over centuries and spoken storytelling a huge part of Gaelic culture. There are even annual storytelling competitions taking place across Scotland to this day.
Spoken storytelling takes many forms and have been told in many different places and occasions: grand feasts, weddings, around fires and, of course, as bedtime stories.
We believe anyone can be a storyteller and, like any art form, it can take a bit of practice. That’s why we asked a wonderful Gaelic storyteller, Magaidh Smith, to share top tips in a video.
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Top tips for storytelling
Get inspired by Magaidh Smith, a traditional storyteller. Here are her 5 top tips to help you tell your wonderful story.
The video is in Gaelic but you can download the transcript in English.