The Fairy Dance
The Fairy Dance is an animated adaptation of an old Orcadian folk tale about “the peerie (or peedie) folk”, also knowns as trows or fairies. These are tricksy, often malevolent creatures similar to the faeries found in legends throughout European folklore.
In Orkney trows were thought to live in grassy mounds (actually Neolithic chambered cairns such as Maeshowe), and they love music!
The Fairy Dance has been created with equipment purchased using a Visual Artist and Craft Maker Award. Thanks to the VACMA panel, Orkney Islands Council, Creative Scotland and Highlands and Islands Enterprise for making it possible.