We never grow out of the love of listening to stories. They may be fantasy, myths and legends, tall tales or true.
What a fabulous time I have had over the years performing them. Blending tales with ballads, my performances are bewitching, beguiling, witty and silly, scary and hilarious!
Stories can be told for corporate functions and special interest groups, festivals, public concerts and house concerts, and those are just a few.
Vintage Wisdom Tales
Vintage Wisdom Tales is an interactive workshop
Vintage: Representing the high quality of a past time; Characterized by excellence, maturity, and enduring appeal
Elder wisdom cannot be overemphasized. In my life, the best wisdom comes from stories I heard from my Granny and Papa, and my Mum and Daddy.
From Granny: When your brother cuts the head off a chicken for supper, don’t hang around and get chased by its bloody, headless body. (There is deeper meaning in this and I will let you ponder it for yourselves.)
From Papa: When your daughter takes the car out without permission, it doesn’t help if you stand where all the neighbours can see you shaking your fist.
From Mum: When you take the car out without permission and your father runs out shaking his fist, you might as well go around the block again; you’re already in trouble. (At 16 years old)
From Daddy: Don’t rock the outhouse no matter how much you don’t like the Aunt Helen sitting inside it. The consequences are serious. (Again, deeper meaning)
In traditional societies, the Elders are most valued for their stories. Gather your memories, dust them off, spice them up and bring them to life! Find out why your stories are important and start sharing them. Have fun with Story Seeds to prompt your memories. The ultimate Hand-me-downs!
House Concerts: A unique way storytelling experience!
Gather your friends together for intriguing entertainment!
Bring storytellers into your home for exclusive and intimate concerts. Refreshments are provided by the host or by potluck. The admission goes directly to the performer. It’s great fun for holiday and seasonal celebrations, anniversaries, World Storytelling Day, International Women’s Day and just because you’re in the mood for a concert.
World Storytelling Day
World Storytelling Day (March 20)
A global celebration of the art of oral storytelling. It is celebrated every year on the spring equinox in the northern hemisphere, the first day of autumn equinox in the southern. On World Storytelling Day, as many people as possible tell and listen to stories in as many languages and at as many places as possible, during the same day and night. Participants tell each other about their events in order to share stories and inspiration, to learn from each other and create international contacts. (http://www.freewebs.com/worldstorytellingday/)