Master of ceremonies for the Friday evening, local Peterboroughian Ollie is one of the most charismatic up and coming callers on the scene today, he also dances with more Morris sides than you could shake any hankie or stick at.
SATURDAY STORY TELLER
Weaver of words, teller of legends, fables and tall tales, with surprises galore in her coat of many pockets, Marion tells stories in and around Cambridge and beyond.
She has toured her shows for grownups "The Kitchen Cat" and "Women and Power" (with singer-songwriter Jessica Law) around the UK and has stories for children of all ages, from bloodthirsty myths and legends for brave young people, to enchanting "Stories in the Dark" for under-5s.
She has appeared at festivals including Beyond the Border, Festival at the Edge and the World Storytelling Café Festival in Marrakech. She is proud to be part of the team organising the East Anglian Storytelling Festival.
The Strawbear Band are Maggie & Alan Wood and Steve Youngman. Local musicians who play traditional music on accordions, hammered dulcimer, guitar, bouzouki, mandolin, English bagpipes and assorted percussion.
They routinely play for country dances and also have a wide repertoire of folk songs. Their programme for schools involves the children in some of the most exciting aspects of the musical traditions of the British Isles. Participation and fun are key elements in our presentation and we draw on a wide variety of themes which engage children such as myths, legends, heroes and villains and tales from long ago.
They introduce the children to the instruments and discuss the historical context of the songs, stories, and music with them.
Saturday story teller Marion Leeper will also be appearing in schools