Ruth Kirkpatrick

"Maidens, Mayhem & Murder"
FRIDAY 24 April 2015

£7 admission

Born in the North East of Scotland, Ruth is an experienced and inspiring storyteller. Ruth contributes to programmes at Strathclyde University, Emerson College and the Scottish Storytelling Centre. She has presented at conferences,taught and performed  at festivals all over, including India, Iceland and recently Singapore.

She has a broad repertoire of stories and songs from Traditional and Traveller sources and a knack of knowing which of these gems she should ‘pull out of the bag.’
Her strength is in forming a warm rapport with her audience, respecting the tradition but giving her performance a personal, feisty sparkle.



The hunger for narrative is a basic human instinct. Stories help us make sense of the world and give structure and order to our everyday lives.  They tell us what is important, what is not and give us a way to connect people's individual experiences to those of others. They help us identify with universal truths. Stories are a way we put a human face on the world, which is something we have always needed and valued. Some of our most profound decisions are made emotionally, not rationally. Stories tap into emotions better than anything else.

If you want to know more, come and listen to the Shaggy Dog Storytellers presenting
TALES from the WHARF.
On the last Friday of every month, except December.


Discover Storytelling on the last Friday of every month (except December) at the
Stubbing Wharf
how to find us

"Tell me a fact and I'll learn. Tell me a truth and I'll believe. But tell me a story and it will live in my heart forever."


The Shaggy Dog Storytellers provide storytellers for any performance or workshop.

Contact Richard at postmaster@shaggydogstorytellers.com