The Big Blind

Dominic Kelly, Bridget Marsden & Leif OttosonThis event has now finished

An intoxicating blend of storytelling and live music

A boy stands on a lakeshore. Behind him is all he’s ever known. Ahead: a chance for love but a much higher chance of death. He’s had a happy life, and a sheltered one. But his father gambled away that life, the debt cannot be paid in money and it won’t be his father who pays. Childhood is over…

Combining storytelling and music into a playful and gripping performance, this ancient, full-bloodied fairy tale is brought to life by acclaimed storyteller Dominic Kelly, and international musicians Bridget Marsden and Leif Ottoson.

Weaving tales from Norway, Scotland, Ireland and India with contemporary Scandinavian folk music, the trio explore the consequences for the young when older generations fail to make adult decisions.

Suitable 11+

Dominic Kelly is a performance storyteller with an international reputation for dynamic, powerful and entertaining work. With previous performances at venues including The Barbican, National Theatre, and The British Museum, Dominic has also directed storytelling programmes for festivals including Litfest and Larmer Tree Festival.

Stars of the Swedish folk scene Bridget Marsden and Leif Ottoson saw their acclaimed debut album Mountain Meeting nominated for Best Album at the Swedish Folk & World Music Awards 2016, and for Folk Music Album of the Year at the Swedish Manifest Prize Gala 2016.


Songlines Magazine​