HALLOWE’EN is approaching and singer Christina Stewart is helping conjure up a suitably spooky mood with her supernaturally themed show The Haunting.
The show draws on the songs and stories featured in the album of the same name which Stewart produced last year, and with the nights getting longer and darker, now seems a good time to bring them to a live audience with shows in Cromarty and Torridon.
"We don’t do as many of the stories, partly because one of the storytellers Iain Campbell, passed away," she explained.
Stewart, who will be joined by her brother Alpin and singer Christine McClenaghan, with guitarist Martin MacDonald appearing at Cromarty, has drawn on the Highland tradition in both Scots and Gaelic for the songs and tales featured.
"It’s very easy to get people to talk about the supernatural," she said.
"I remember interviewing my grandmother when I was at the School of Scottish Studies. I wanted to talk to her about marriage traditions, but all she wanted to do was tell stories about death and the supernatural."
Christina Stewart presents The Haunting at The Stables, Cromarty at 4pm on Sunday 20th October and at the Torridon Cafe on Saturday 26th October at 7.30pm.