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The Winter Solstice in Legend and Song

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The Winter Solstice in Legend and Song

Time: December 18, 2015 from 8pm to 10pm
Location: Loring-Greenough House
Street: 12 South Street
City/Town: Jamaica Plain, MA 02130
Website or Map: http://bitly.com/WinterSolsti…
Phone: 6175224335
Event Type: winter, solstice, celebration, storytelling, and, concert
Organized By: Diane Edgecomb
Latest Activity: Nov 6, 2015

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Celebrate the Winter Solstice with evergreen myths, haunting legends of light and entertaining tales accompanied by traditional and original music and song. Master storyteller Diane Edgecomb, accompanied by Celtic harper Margot Chamberlain and multi-instrumentalist Tom Megan, brings to life a variety of ancient tales revealing the deep meanings behind winter holiday traditions. Featured pieces include the beautiful Scandinavian “Legend of the Mistletoe,” humorous English Wassail traditions, and the poignant Greek legend “The Coming of the Days of Peace.” Lovely instrumental melodies, evoking the warmth of the season, round out the event. Traditional refreshments, including a Wassail Bowl, will be served at intermission in the Loring-Greenough House’s elegant eighteenth century dining room.

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Grand Prize for South Shore Grand Slam Story Slam generously donated by Nicolette Heavey and Stories In The Streets (A Maine Get Away)

https://www.facebook.com/StoriesInTheStreets

Stories in the Streets in an outreach literacy program that focuses on families in at-risk areas and fosters community engagement in storytelling by: 1) Creating opportunities for public storytelling wherever families gather — a farmer’s market, laundromat, or food line; and, 2) Offering storytelling workshops that raise family engagement in literacy, cultural awareness and community understanding.  The program is currently active in Lawrence, Brockton and Randolph.

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will be hosting The Grand Slam Story Slam on May 5th 7:30PM. 

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