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Marionís repertoire includes tales and tunes from all corners of the globe, creation myths, folktales, wondertales, historical stories, legends, supernatural tales and stories of the natural world.

Having spent the past twenty six years as performer, teacher and researcher of creative arts, Marion draws on her wealth of experience as a musician; circus performer; dancer and actress to enhance and compliment stories, accompanying them with harps and flutes whilst incorporating juggling, magic, dance and character work when the occasion lends itself.

Marion is hugely experienced working with any age group form babies to elderly people and is at home in any venue. She is an inspiring workshop leader and has taught exclusively in Britain as well as internationally.

After gaining a degree in Music and Theatre Arts from Exeter University, Marion received sponsorship to study music and dance at the Beijing Academy of Dramatic Arts in China and at the Academy of Music and Dance in Bali. More recently the Scottish Arts Council have supported performance and research tours of New Zealand and Australia where Marion gathered myths with Maoris and Aboriginals as well as epic tales of early settlers.

Since becoming a professional storyteller in 1995, Marion has performed and taught at the International Australian Storytelling Festival; the New Zealand International Arts Festival; the Scottish International Storytelling Festival; the Edinburgh International Book Festival; the Edinburgh International Harp Festival and at the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh; the Royal Museum of Scotland; the Oxford Storytelling Festival and for Historic Scotland and the National Trust. She has told extensively in nurseries, schools, libraries and hospitals.

Marion Kenny is presently Storyteller in Residence for the National Museums of Scotland and has also recently completed a residency at Edinburgh Castle for Historic Scotland.

In the autumn of 2009 Marion was invited to Uzbekistan in Central Asia to perform music and stories in the International festival Sharq Taronalari with Babylon Arabic band from Scotland. The tour was funded by the British Council.

Marion is a member of the Scottish Storytelling Forum and sits on a steering committee for storytelling with SEN adults and children with as well as storytelling with a therapeutic intent.
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