Sami storyteller Stina Fagertun and Sami musician Øistein Hanssen travel to Dumfries for a cosy and unique evening of stories, music and songs from the far north.
Øistein Hanssen has roots from Sami, Kven and Norse ancestry and has studied the different cultures’ musical background. To gain a deeper understanding, he has spent decades tracing humanity’s musical heritage back to the dawn of time. The sources are archaeological excavations, cave paintings, myths from religions and folk tales together with genetic traces that show how human groups have migrated to new areas of the globe. The stories and myths are told with short touches from prehistoric musical instruments made of materials such as bone, horn, wood and hollow plant stems.
Based in Tromsø, Stina Fagertun has been a cultural ambassador for more than 30 years and has collected ancient, unique fairy tales from the Coastal Sami, Kven and Arctic storytelling tradition.