Scotland has a stunning tradition of oral storytelling, from the firesides of the nation’s legendary storytelling families to the physical and virtual platforms of today’s narrative performers. Scotland is also a place with a strange, longstanding affinity with that most chilling of genres: the Gothic.
Haunted Voices – a bold and ambitious anthology in both text and audio – showcases some of Scotland’s best oral storytellers, from archived stories of past masters to the work of contemporary performers, and their most disturbing tales of terror.
Expect monstrous tongue-eaters, shadowy demons, haunted video tapes, wicked priests, strange shapes in the darkness, a retelling of Poe’s The Raven… and more!
Scotland may be small, but it has many, many voices. So gather round and listen close. This is Haunted Voices: Scotland’s great Gothic chorus.
Contributors: Fiona Barnett, Paul Bristow, P. D. Brown, Anna Cheung, Pauline Cordiner, Chris Edwards, Fran Flett Hollinrake, Gavin Inglis, Daiva Ivanauskaitė, Sheila Kinninmonth, Kirsty Logan, Seoras Macpherson, Ali Maloney, Daru McAleece, Conner McAleese, Jen McGregor, Paul McQuade, Ricky Monahan Brown, Alycia Pirmohamed, Gauri Raje, Jude Reid, Max Scratchmann, Sean Wai Keung, D. A. Watson, Katalina Watt.
Also includes archived tales from: Stanley Robertson, Jeannie Robertson, Jean Rodger, Duncan Williamson and Betsy Whyte.
Each story is beautifully illustrated by Zuzanna Kwiecien.