Janet Macinnes tells Scottish traditional stories, has a great interest in the Traveller’s Tales and a growing fund of stories from other countries too. Her particular strength is enthusing and involving the audience in the stories while her open and friendly style and dramatic skill creates a ‘sense of occasion’ wherever she tells. A strong sense of humour surfaces in even her scariest stories while her love of words and her joy in sharing them bubbles through her performances.
Janet enjoys telling to audiences, small and large, young or of a more senior variety. Storytelling has been part of her life since her days as a student nursery-nurse in the 1960’s.
Originally from Ayrshire, Janet came to Easter Ross via the Isle of Skye. She is also a writer and following her Writer-in-Residency in Orkney, was awarded a six-month Storytelling Fellowship in Fife in 2002, one of the duties of which was organising a Storytelling Festival in various venues across Fife. She has been involved in several cross-art collaborations with visual artists, musicians and dancers.
Janet has been part of “Tales at Martinmas”, telling stories in schools, village halls and ceilidhs across Ross-shire from Balintore to Balnaluib for the past three years. She has also toured in Eire in schools, pubs and clubs. She has told stories in schools, libraries and other venues, as well as leading workshops for teachers and librarians or anyone else wanting to tell stories and she is happy to travel where and whenever required.
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