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Oat Cakes and Heartaches: Scottish Tales Carried Over the Ocean

December 15, 2016 7:30 pm. Ottawa StoryTellers invites you to enjoy a fine evening of Scottish Folk and Fairy Tales. Only seventeen days till Hogmanay and the start of Canada's 150th birthday so you won't want to miss this bonnie chance to gather round our virtual fire to hear some grand tales.Come celebrate the Scottish settlers, who braved the wild Atlantic in search of a better life. They had few material goods but many brought stories with them, stories from the Highlands, the Lowlands, the Orkneys and the Outer Hebrides, stories that helped sustain them in their, often lonely, struggle to build a new life in Canada. Scots gathered by many a hearth, on a cold winter's night, to enjoy cherished magical tales of a blue-eyed hare, a witch and a swarm of bees, a water kelpie, a wise old woman and a courageous boy, and a beautiful maiden, a fisher lad, and a mermaid.This is a family show suitable for children ten years of age and older. Not to be missed!. 133 Seraphin MarionOttawa, ON K1N 6N5.. Event Details. Location: 133 Seraphin Marion, Ottawa