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Tales under the Yew Trees at Ellon Castle Gardens

By David Porter

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Ellon Castle Gardens will welcome two story telling sessions.
Ellon Castle Gardens will welcome two story telling sessions.

On Wednesday, October 13 all are invited to come and hear from the lips of a ‘cyfarwydd’, a story-teller, the first three of The Four Branches of the Mabinogoin, a Welsh collection of stories first written down in the 13th and 14th centuries having previously been handed down from generation to generation word of mouth.

The epic cycle will be completed with the telling of the fourth branch on Friday, October 22 .

The tales are full of the bizarre and the beautiful, told with charm, passion and marvel by local story teller David Brown.

The setting, under the garden’s ancient yew trees, is authentic and stunning.

Fire risk makes campfires inappropriate so the listeners (the stories are for an adult audience) are advised to wrap up warmly, bring a campfire seat and hot drinks will be available.

Both story sessions start at 7pm with tickets priced £10 from Ellon Castle Gardens Shop, The Square (open 10am – noon, Monday –Friday) and at the Gardens (Tuesday 11am -3pm, Saturday and Sunday 10am – 4pm).

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