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The Fairy Dance - an Orcadian folk tale, supporting Scotland's Year of Stories 2022.

The Fairy Dance animation release

The Fairy Dance animation release In this, Scotland’s Year of Stories 2022, I am proud to announce the release of my second animated short film, The Fairy Dance. Watch The Fairy Dance now. Click here! The Fairy Dance is adapted from a folk tale, recorded by the writer Ernest Marwick, about a fiddle-player who entertains […]

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Erland Cooper - Orkney News interview. Picture of Erland in Orkney with the sea behind him.

Erland Cooper interview

Erland Cooper interview Orcadian musician and composer Erland Cooper was in Orkney recently, and I had the chance to interview him for The Orkney News before he warmed up for upcoming live performances. I was keen to catch up with Erland because of some of the interesting creative decisions he has made, such as burying […]

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The Fairy Dance - an cartoon earth mound chambered cairn with a yellow sky

The Fairy Dance – a forthcoming animation

The Fairy Dance – a forthcoming animation The Fairy Dance is a forthcoming animation inspired by the traditional Scottish fiddle tune of the same name. It tells a cautionary tale from Orcadian folklore regarding the dangers of dealing with the “peerie folk“, also known as Trows or fairies. (‘Peerie‘ is an older form of ‘peedie’, […]

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