the living art of storytelling in Massachusetts
Time: June 18, 2019 from 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Location: The Arnold Arboretum
Street: 717 Main St
City/Town: Lancaster, MA
Website or Map: https://thayermemoriallibrary…
Event Type: storytelling, theatrical, performing, arts, summer, solstice
Organized By: Diane Edgecomb
Latest Activity: May 31
Diane Edgecomb,along with Celtic harper, Margot Chamberlain, perform In the Groves: World Stories and Songs that Celebrate Trees at the Thayer Memorial Library as part of the Rosemary Davis Nature Series This performance, for adults as well as an older family audience, is free and open to the public.
Celebrate the deep spirit of trees with this exquisitely crafted collection of myths, folktales and songs from around the world. Pieces include Kansakura, a delicate tale of love featuring the cherry trees of Japan, The Dancing Spirit of the Birch from Czechoslovakia and Three Green Ladies, a poignant legend about the ancient tree spirits of Cornwall, England. Refreshing and lyrical each piece is surrounded by evocative music from the culture, Celtic harp and song.
Diane and Margot have been featured on NPR and at storytelling festivals, coffeehouses and theaters. Diane is known for her unique style of storytelling, where she embodies the various characters and scenes in a tale, bringing each moment alive. For this she has won the first and only National Oracle Award for Storytelling Excellence in the Northeast as well as five Storytelling World Awards. Margot Chamberlain has performed with numerous early music groups including the Revels. Her versatile approach to harp and song brings an underlying poetic weave to support each tale.