Dawne McFarlane‘s Scottish grandfather told her there were faeries in the apple tree when she was wee. Since then she has been telling stories around campfires, kitchen tables, in classrooms and at international storytelling festivals. Dawne loves storytelling because it opens hearts and brings people together. www.dawnemcfarlane.ca. Maryem Hassan Tollar is a renowned Egyptian-Canadian vocalist, known for her world music performances as well as original compositions. Her voice has been heard on the theme of CBC’s Little Mosque on the Prairie and A.R. Rahman’s Bollywood hit, Mayya Mayya. She performs with Turkwaz, whose recording “Nazar” was nominated for a 2017 Juno award for World Music Album of the year. http://turkwaz.ca/ Riqq is a tambourine that came from Egypt. Maryem learned to play Riqq in Syria and Egypt. With much more than shimmering, Riqq gallops through the Armenian countryside with our heros and rejoices with us at their wedding celebration.