In the Groves: World Stories & Songs

Thursday, October 106:30—7:30 PMThe Lois M. Anderson Community RoomThe Newbury Town Library0 Lunt St. , Byfield, MA, 01922

Master storyteller, Diane Edgecomb,along with Celtic harpist, Margot Chamberlain, perform In the Groves: World Stories and Songs that Celebrate Trees for adults as well as an older family audience. 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.
Recommended for Ages 8 - Adult.

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Publisher’s Weekly called Diane, “…a virtuoso of the spoken word…an entire cast rolled into one!” Her dynamic style of telling, in which she fully embodies the characters and scenes, bringing each moment alive, won her the first national ORACLE AWARD for Storytelling Excellence in the Northeast. Whether exploring folktales, ancient myths, original stories or personal tales, Diane’s beautifully articulated pieces and “embodied telling” bring the listener straight into the heart of the story. A featured teller on NPR and winner of a Year’s Best Performance award for her theater work in Boston, Diane’s storytelling has been featured at prestigious venues throughout the country for over twenty-five years.

Capacity: 36 of 50 spaces available.

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