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Stories become traditional because they have stood the test of time and travel on from teller to teller.

Alexandria Patience is a Scottish traditional storyteller. Donald McNeill accompanies her with live original music created often improvised for her stories.
Who we do it for: We can perform for anyone but prefer mixed-age audiences adults, families with children - 8yrs + Where we do it: We can perform outdoors or indoors, theatre or arts venue, village hall or tent, boat or barge if we havent done it already, wed love to try it. Whats the shape: Festival style within 1 hour & multiple shows. Concert style 2 sets with intermission. Workshop/performance story & music workshop followed by performance by Alex & Donald, incorporating the workshop participants, if they choose. What else we can add: Our informal ceilidh style encourages audience members to share in the performance. Alex has extensive experience in theatre, fine & community arts. She is a performer, storyteller, director, interdisciplinary artist and cultural event creator. Donald is a multi-instrumentalist - keyboard, guitar, mandola, banjo, fiddle, creating original jazz to folk style music to texture the storylines.
Previously performed at: Belladrum Tartan Heart Festival (3 yrs), 3 Harbours Festival, The Portskerra International Storytelling Festival (2 yrs), Papay Gyro Nights, Orkney Science Festival, Western Isles tour, West Coast Scotland ports on Reaper fishing boat, Slovenia Cultural Capital tour - 5 cities, Germany, Denmark theatres, community halls, arts centres, galleries & clubs.

What we need: Stage space 3m x 2m minimum. 1 x 13 amp socket. We bring: 2 performers, Yamaha stage piano, acoustic guitar, mandola, banjo, fiddle. Optional: combo amplifier & microphones. Costs: Talk to us. If its do-able well do it. Availability: Open for bookings.

Alex Patience: patienceart@yahoo.co.uk mob: 07599760798


Vimeo performance link: https://vimeo.com/88261986 Web: www.alexpatience.com

Stories & Music: Alexandria Patience & Donald McNeill http://vimeo.com/patienceart

Donald & the Snowball https://vimeo.com/88261986 (8mins 40secs) Mhairi has her work cut out looking after Donald. Deep in the middle of the Highlands, an old man and woman are !

Captain Slater https://vimeo.com/45574517 (5mins 40secs) The sea is powerful, but love can be stronger! Three knots of wind held the boat in the harbour!

The Poisoned Shirt https://vimeo.com/45480809 (8mins 40secs) Some stories are scary, some are magical! A young prince in Sweden told his mother!

Twelve Dancing Maidens https://vimeo.com/45478532 (18 mins - WOW! This was a commissioned LONG story for a gallery show based on that story) /#*")."0(12&3)*+$%)(4)"%&*.&(5)"%&*.&)$"67)8##9.#9-:(((;<=>><?;<>@(((