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Galloway Travellers

A born folk-tale teller

Period:
Early 20th Century
Description:

Travellers like Mary MacMillan were great story tellers.

A born folk-tale teller, but one wants to hear and see her tell her tales fully to appreciate them. The grip she takes of her words, her intonation, attitudes and gestures, all make for a fuller comprehension and enjoyment of the tale. Some of these she spins out for hours and never halts for a word.

McCormick recorded a number of her tales and published one of them, ‘The King of the Fairies,’ in The Galloway Gazette.

Place of Production:
Newton Stewart area
Materials/Media:
glass lantern slides
Dimensions:
31/4" x 31/4" (82mm x 82mm)
Source:
Stranraer Museum
Accession number:
N2000_03_16
Digital Number:
SRPG085n
Creation Date:
around 1905
Copyright:
The Artist's Family