CALENDAR

Sep
27
Sat
In the Groves @ Peabody Essex Museum, Salem, MA
Sep 27 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm

Diane and Margot perform In the Groves at Peabody Essex Museum in Salem, MA. This one-day-only event will be performed on the opening day of the Branching Out: Trees as Art Exhibit, and compliments the exhibits goal of celebrating the varied ways in which people are connected to and creatively inspired by trees. This event is open to the public, free with museum admission and suggested for adults and families with children ages 8 and up.

Diane and Margot sing Verdant Groves by the stream at Arnold Arboretum Photo by Pamela Ruby Russell

Diane and Margot sing Verdant Groves by the stream at Arnold Arboretum Photo by Pamela Ruby Russell

In the Groves
Refreshing and lyrical, In the Groves looks at the many ways different cultures have imagined the living world of trees. From a delicate tale of love celebrating the Cherry trees of Japan, to the poignant Cornish legend of One Tree Hill, we’ll travel ‘round the world in story celebrating this garden of delights. Each tale is surrounded by music and songs from many lands. The event culminates with the haunting Czech legend The Dancing Spirit of the Birch Grove.

In the Groves @ Peabody Essex Museum, Salem, MA
Sep 27 @ 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm

Diane and Margot perform In the Groves at Peabody Essex Museum in Salem, MA. This one-day-only event will be performed on the opening day of the Branching Out: Trees as Art Exhibit, and compliments the exhibits goal of celebrating the varied ways in which people are connected to and creatively inspired by trees. This event is open to the public, free with museum admission and suggested for adults and families with children ages 8 and up.

Diane and Margot sing Verdant Groves by the stream at Arnold Arboretum Photo by Pamela Ruby Russell

Diane and Margot sing Verdant Groves by the stream at Arnold Arboretum Photo by Pamela Ruby Russell

In the Groves
Refreshing and lyrical, In the Groves looks at the many ways different cultures have imagined the living world of trees. From a delicate tale of love celebrating the Cherry trees of Japan, to the poignant Cornish legend of One Tree Hill, we’ll travel ‘round the world in story celebrating this garden of delights. Each tale is surrounded by music and songs from many lands. The event culminates with the haunting Czech legend The Dancing Spirit of the Birch Grove.

Oct
11
Sat
One Thousand Doorways @ United Solo Theatre Festival, Theatre Row, New York City, NY
Oct 11 @ 9:00 pm – 10:20 pm

Diane premieres her riveting one-person show One Thousand Doorways: Journey among the Kurds of Turkey as a part of the prestigious United Solo Theatre Festival at Theatre Row, 410 West 42nd Street in New York City. Seating is limited Buy Tickets Now!

Diane performs Forbidden Stories at the National Storytelling Festival in Jonesborough, Tennessee October 2013

 

A chance meeting with a young Kurdish refugee sets an American storyteller on a quest to discover and bring to the world the ancient legends of this oppressed culture. This is the deeply moving, richly humorous story of one woman’s journey through the remote mountainous regions of Turkey and of the extraordinary people who shared their lives and stories with her.

Oct
29
Wed
Tales of the Supernatural @ MILE, Middlesex College, Middletown, CT
Oct 29 @ 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm

Diane performs Tales of the Supernatural for Middesex Community College’s senior group, MILE. Repeat engagement. If you would like to preview this event, please contact dedge@livingmyth.com

supernatural-standingstonesJust in time for Halloween, Diane opens up the doors to the supernatural with this unusual collection of tales & songs. The performance features a true ghost story Edgecomb collected about the misshapen standing stones of Avebury, England and the eerie forces that emanate from them. The performance has a decidedly Celtic slant, exploring Gaelic traditions influencing Halloween including a humorous encounter with the devil that resulted in the first Jack O’Lantern.

Dec
10
Wed
The Winter Solstice in Legend and Song @ Wellfleet Garden Club, Wellfleet Library, Wellfleet, MA
Dec 10 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Diane performs The Winter Solstice in Legend and Song for Wellfleet Garden Club at Wellfleet Library. Repeat Engagement. Open to garden club members only — please contact dedge@livingmyth.com if you wish to preview this event.

Celebrate the Winter Solstice with classic evergreen lore, haunting legends of light and entertaining tales surrounded by traditional and original music and song. Master storyteller Diane Edgecomb accompanied by Celtic harper Margot Chamberlain and multi-instrumentalist Tom Megan offers a fascinating look at the stories behind our holiday traditions. Songs evocative of the season and lovely instrumental melodies round out the event.

Feb
9
Mon
In the Groves @ Carlisle Garden Club, Gleason Public Library, Carlisle, MA
Feb 9 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Diane Edgecomb and Margot Chamberlain perform In the Groves for the Carlisle Garden Club at the Gleason Public Library in Carlisle, MA. This event is free and open to the public. Check with the Gleason Public Library to see if advanced reservations are required.

Diane and Margot sing Verdant Groves by the stream at Arnold Arboretum Photo by Pamela Ruby Russell

Diane and Margot sing Verdant Groves by the stream at Arnold Arboretum Photo by Pamela Ruby Russell

In The Groves
This story and music event celebrates the deep spirit of trees with an exquisitely crafted collection of tree 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 that dwell in Cornwall, England. Refreshing and lyrical each piece is surrounded by Celtic harp, evocative music from the culture and song.

 

Mar
3
Tue
Language of Flowers @ Groton Garden Club, Groton, MA
Mar 3 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am

Diane and Margot perform Language of Flowers for the Groton Garden Club at the Groton Grange. This event is for the Garden Club only, but if you wish to preview this event, please contact dedge@livingmyth.com. View Diane and Margot’s other story and music events for Garden Clubs by visiting www.livingmyth.com/gardens.

The Language of Flowers
This musical storytelling centers on some of our favorite flowers and on the secret language that once belonged to them. The centerpiece of the performance: Nightingale and Rose follows the journey of the Rose through the ages, weaving unusual and heartfelt myths from Persia, Greece and beyond with anecdotal tales of those who loved and nurtured the flower. This story is woven through with favorite love songs from many lands including La Vie En Rose. Interludes on harp and Diane’s humorous adaptation of Sir Gawain and the Loathly Lady rounds out the program while answering the age old question: What do Women Desire the Most in the World?
 

Jul
29
Wed
Flora’s Holiday @ Strawberry Banke Museum, Portsmouth, NH
Jul 29 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Diane and Margot perform Flora’s Holiday for the Herb Society of America Northeast Seacoast Unit, at the Strawberry Banke Museum in Portsmouth, NH.  This event is for members of the Garden Club, but if you would like to preview this event, please email dedge@livingmyth.com. View Diane and Margot’s other story and music events for Garden Clubs by visiting www.livingmyth.com/gardens.

Flora’s Holiday!

rose - salmon elizabeth park by Ginny MazurFlora’s Holiday! is a story and music excursion into the multicultural tales that surround trees, flowers and herbs. The centerpiece of the performance: Nightingale and Rose follows the journey of the Rose through the ages, weaving unusual and heartfelt myths from Persia and Greece with anecdotal tales of those who loved and nurtured the flower.  The performance also features a rich harp medley of flower related tunes from around the world. See favorite garden plants revealed in a delightful new way. Expect to laugh, to be moved, to leave your cares behind.

“I want to thank you for bringing your performance to our Wellfleet Gardeners meeting. Your music and storytelling were beautifully done and everyone enjoyed your presentation. I loved the storytelling and was happy to know that other people responded in a similar way. Thanks and we all hope to see you again.” – Judith Dalmas, President, Wellfleet Gardeners.