Scot, I value your invite, and thank you for the aural glimpse into your musical style. Would enjoy hearing more, as your files offered but sneak peeks. Your musical ideas carry a sort of other-worldliness that evokes bygone eras, and transports this listener to foreign lands. I wonder, do your motifs speed and intensify as the tale builds? I'm afraid the segment I heard (Clann Mclean) was cut short while the narrative was still laying the groundwork. Perhaps this comment wall isn't the place for the kind of discussion I'd love to have with you, but I'd like to swap ideas (via e-mail or a forum) about the wedding of music and tale.
I think you'd enjoy an American bard who wends music into all his works: Odds Bodkin. Studying with him turned on the symphony stirring inside me, and since then I've created too few (but at least they're a few) bardic tales, though none recorded yet. I wish you could hear them, and that I could hear you "live," Scot. Perhaps you can be swayed to attend SfS? Thanks again for tipping me toward your tales.
Thank you for the info. The Celtic Nights music on my page was a free download! Have you heard the second music file? It's called Highland Storm. Several storytellers have commented that they like Celtic Nights but I have had no comments on Highland Storm.
Hi again, I'm ashamed to say that I have never been to northern Norway. I live in the south west - the land of the fjords. It's a three to four hour flight from Stavanger, depending on how long you have to wait for connections . I've always wanted to visit the land of the midnight sun and to see the Arora Borealis. I've never come across selkie stories in Norway.
Dear Scot, I was intrigued by your surname so just had to visit your website. Your Whisky Tales look like great fun. At present I'm listening to Selkie Painter. I love Selkie stories. I'm a Scot living in Norway and take every opportunity to listen to other Scottish storytellers - now I'm homesick.