Storytelling and Ukes return to Rothesay this weekend

An evening of ukulele music and storytelling will be held on Saturday, June 28, in St Paul's Church Hall.
An evening of ukulele music and storytelling will be held on Saturday, June 28, in St Paul's Church Hall.

Two very popular attractions will be showing off their talents this weekend at St Paul’s Hall in Deanhood Place.

Firstly, four storytellers from Glasgow and one from Bute will be holding the audience in thrall and gales of laughter in aid of SLATE - an education charity which helps highly disadvantaged young people.

In recent years, it has also adopted an interest in a school for blind and partially-sighted children, School 139, in Perm, Russia.

For further information, visit their website at www.slatecharity.com

Michael Kerins, the man behind the charity and also ‘The Best Storyteller in the United Kingdom’. will again entertain the audience, along with Ian Ferguson, Paddy Hannrahan, and Dominic Kerins, the fourth generation of the Kerins storytelling dynasty.

Local storyteller Alison Clark will be telling some tales of Brandane interest - with the aid of a rather scary horse!

Secondly, supporting the tellers will be the very popular Argyll and Bute Ukulele Orchestra, in their first outing in public in over a year. The Uke band told this reporter that they’re really looking forward to performing once again.

Please note that some of the tales are meant for more adult ears only!

There will be light refreshments served at the event on Saturday, June 28, included in the £6 ticket price. For something stronger than tea or coffee, you are more than welcome to bring your own.

Tickets are available from Musicker, Print Point, and Macqueen’s the butchers.

Doors open at 7pm.