Shetland Stories & Fiddle Tunes: The Greenland Days and the Haaf Fishing
by Maurice Henderson & Ewen Thomson
Join Maurice Henderson and Ewen Thomson as they share stories and songs from the days of sail. Many Shetlanders made their living through Haaf fishing, using small open boats to sail or row out to the deep-water fishing grounds. The boat handling skills of the Shetland fishermen meant they were in great demand to crew aboard the British Arctic whaling ships. The performance is enriched with Shetland traditional and contemporary fiddle tunes relating to the sea, inspired by the stories and traditions handed down from the days of the whaling and Haaf fishing.
Written and Performed by Maurice Henderson and Ewen Thomson. Filmed on location in Shetland.
Part of the Voyage series- A Nation Shaped by the Sea
Over centuries, real and imaginary voyages have connected Scotland to other coastal countries, near and far. Some of the story treasures that arrived and departed with them are now presented in this special series of traditional storytelling events celebrating Scotland as a nation shaped by the sea. Specially developed for the SISF 2020 by Scottish based storytellers and musicians, the performances are presented as live from the Netherbow Theatre, at the Scottish Storytelling Centre or on location where the stories are set. Experience some of Scotland’s best storytellers and musicians in the flow as they shape these incredible tales.
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