Ron Fairweather

Ron Fairweather is a full time storyteller  registered with the Scottish Storytelling Centre and has been performing,storytelling and singing for most of his adult life.Ron has created projects with Scottish Ballet,The National Museum of Scotland and the National Portait Gallery.He is also a skilled workshop leader working with organisations such as Fios Rois and North Ayrshire Outreach to bring storytelling to a wider audience.

Ron Fairweather has been telling stories professionally in formal settings since the turn of the millenium. His own personal journey has been wide and varied, from deep-sea fisherman in the North Sea to chef on the island of Crete to rock and pop promoter in the Balearics right up to present day here in Scotland where he now lives and works .  Ron has drawn on those many life experiences to help make him the storyteller he is today.

Growing up on a diet of Greek fables and tales of mayhem and monsters helped Ron develop his own particular style of storytelling, physically expressing the characters in the tales. Ron has a warm, engaging rapport with listeners, and is a skilful weaver of tales. He also likes to sing and tell animal/farmyard and Scottish/traditional stories and stories and blethers from all over the globe and beyond.

 

Together with fellow storyteller Fergus McNicol as the group Macastory , they have performed their themed shows with a mixture of madness , mayhem and great humour all over Scotland, achieving rapturous plaudits in schools, libraries, theatres and festivals to audiences numbering 5 to 500 .

2018 marks the fifteenth year in succession they have  been invited back to perform at The Edinburgh International Book Festival in Charlotte Square.

Macastory are also regular performers at the Scottish Storytelling Festival , East Renfrewshire Storytelling Festival , Aberdeen Storytelling Festival and Traquair Fair,NMS and The National Potrait Gallery.

Macastory are proud to have been involved in many special projects, including a specially commissioned piece of work for Edinburgh World Heritage,The Greening Gorebridge Intitiative and as part of the Reimagination project with the Edinburgh International Book Festival.

 

Prior to becoming a professional storyteller Ron worked in the music business for Sony and the Proclaimers label Braw Music.

He also loves singing the songs of the crooners, Nat King Cole ,Matt Munro and Dean Martin among others.

 

 

 

Fergus McNicol

Fergus McNicol is a storyteller and part time teacher registered with the Scottish Storytelling Centre. Fergus works in a variety of storytelling styles: traditional, theatrical and Japanese Kamishibai in addition to previously having created and performed shadow puppet performances. He has performed widely throughout Scotland and abroad. In addition to his own performance, Fergus develops storytelling skills in others. He runs workshops in schools for children of all ages and provides training for professionals such as teachers and librarians as well as adults interested in developing their own storytelling skills. Fergus has worked in conjunction with a variety of artists and has participated in a variety of community based arts projects