Children’s favourite Artie on solo tour

Artie's Tartan Tales ''Picture � John Young /
Artie's Tartan Tales ''Picture � John Young /

Artie Trezise, co-founder and performer with the legendary Singing Kettle, is hitting the road again with his exciting new interactive show.

He is making a stop-off in the north-east with his musical, storytelling show, ‘Tartan Tales’ and is heading for Huntly on Sunday (December 15).

Since stepping down from performing with The Singing Kettle he has been working on other projects. ‘Tartan Tales’ is one such project and in December Artie is taking the new show on tour around the country.

Artie explains: “I’ve been thinking about this format for some time but my commitments with the Singing Kettle always meant I couldn’t really do much about it.

“So far I’ve had a fantastic response to the new show and I can’t wait to get out on the road again.

“I have over 20 events in December and am planning a spring tour as well”.

The show features tradition stories that Artie has adapted and updated with the addition of music and song.

There’s some unusual telling of classic children’s tales with Goldilocks, the Little Red Hen and the Three Little Pigs all having musical choruses included and as its Christmas time, a conjuring trick and special festive story adds to the experience.

Artie continues: “It’s great fun and keeps the audience of children and adults enthralled with the interactive stories, songs and lots of laughs.

“I even manage to squeeze in some classics from my Singing Kettle days”.

Artie’s ‘Tartan Tales’ will be at Stewart’s Hall, Huntly on Sunday at 2 p.m.

Tickets are £6 each (£22 for a family of four) and includes a magic show with face painting also available.

Tickets are available from The Huntly Carpet Shop and online from Tickets are limited so book early.

Artie was one of the founding members of children’s favourites, The Singing Kettle.

He and his wife Cilla Fisher started touring as a folk singing duo in the mid-1970s. The group name “The Singing Kettle” came about in 1982.

Their first venture under this title was a children’s album, featuring everything from traditional Scottish rhymes to songs learned on their folk tour of the States.