Touring throughout the UK in 2017.  An interactive show for schools, nurseries, theatres and community events.

 

Email artie@tartantales.co.uk

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A performance of "Artie's Tartan Tales" features

a combination of some of the stories below:

THREE WEE PIGS AND THE WOLF

Classic children’s story put into verse by Cilla Fisher.  Adapted by Artie into a truly interactive performance with a song chorus that everyone can join in with.

 

BABY BUMBLE BEE

A song story that seems to appeal to children’s sometimes wicked sense of humour. A real take-away gem.

 

THE TRAIN TO GLASGOW

Classic building rhyme written by Wilma Horsbrugh. Artie uses a series of hats and small props to bring the story to life.  Tune was written by Cilla Fisher and it was on the first Singing Kettle album in 1982.

 

WEE RED HEN

This is a story that you’ll hear in one form or another all over the world. Artie's version involves children themselves becoming the hen and acting it out. The ending has been rewritten to highlight out a “helping each other works” moral.

 

TWINKLE CAT

Artie gets "Twinkle Twinkle Little Star" wrong and the children helping me get it right. Great piece of kidology that drives the audience to screaming pitch as he continually make mistakes.

 

GOLDILOCKS

A story that everyone knows with a growling bear singing chorus. Is Goldilocks a young girl that’s down on her luck or just an extremely bad person? Your chance to have your say. Set in rhyme by Cilla Fisher.

 

GHOST HUNT

Jemima wants to go on a ghost hunt instead of having a birthday party this year. Set off with her to experience her adventure up Burial Brae. Just scary enough for children to enjoy without them having to leave the room!

 

BIG MUCKLE NEEP

Known throughout Europe normally as the Enormous Turnip, Artie has worked up a moden Scottish version. Children and adults come on stage to help heave the neep out of the ground and help Grandpa Green make his Scotch Broth.

 

TAILOR'S MAGIC CLOTH

A classic shaggy dog story. The tailors new suit is eventually cut down into various re-incarnations until it becomes a blanket for a grasshopper. Lots of audience shouting out in this one and with a really corny ending.

 

THE WOODCUTTER AND THE KING

Children act out the members of the King’s court as they try to unlock the secret of the present that the Woodcutter has made for his much beloved King. The Woodcutter is the story’s hero and he is promoted to Head Forester of all the King’s Kingdom.

 

OLD MACDONALD'S CAT

A conjuring trick that tells the story of a lost cat. Mystery is at the core of this tale and there’s of course the chance to sing the chorus of the famous song too. Where’s Old MacDonald’s cat? Right under your nose of course.

 

AUNTIE ANNE'S HOLIDAY

Adapted from a song in which Auntie Anne goes on holiday and brings back something that rhymes with where she’s just been. From New York, a Knife and Fork or from Bristol, a Water Pistol. The kids land up tied in knots and look like they’ve come straight from Edinburgh Zoo!

 

 

 

Goldilocks Three Pigs and Wolf Wee Red Hen Train to Glasgow 1