CALENDAR

Jun
8
Wed
Diane performs in Washington DC at The Grapevine! @ Busboys and Poets Cafe
Jun 8 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

 

Washington DC’s answer to the conversational and mythic art of storytelling!

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THE GRAPEVINE SPOKEN WORD SERIES is co-hosted by storytellers Tim Livengood and Noa Baum. The Grapevine celebrates the timeless Art of Storytelling, with Truths, Folktales, Rumors, and everything in between!

A wonderful line up of tellers happening the Second Wednesday of every month.

Diane will be the featured teller June 8th, 2016
She will be presenting “Midsummer Magic” stories, songs and legends that celebrate this most magical time of year. She will be accompanied by Matthew Megan on guitar.

Check out The Grapevine on Facebook!

$10 suggested Donation
About the performance location, the Nicolás Guillén Room at BusBoys and Poets Takoma (please note there are several ‘BusBoys and Poets’ locations The Grapevine Spoken Word Series is at 234 Carroll St NW, Washington, DC 20012
(202) 726-0856

Busboys and Poets Takoma!

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Why the name?

Why the name? The name Busboys and Poets refers to American poet Langston Hughes, who worked as a busboy at the Wardman Park Hotel in the 1920s, prior to gaining recognition as a poet.

Jun
17
Fri
In the Groves: A Summer Solstice Journey @ Arnold Arboretum, Boston, MA
Jun 17 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Diane and Margot perform In the Groves: A Summer Solstice Journey at Arnold Arboretum in Jamaica Plain, MA.

Click here to Register for this Event!

In the Groves: A Summer Solstice Journey

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Photo by Pamela Ruby Russell

This enchanting evening of tree myths from around the world was designed specifically for Boston’s Arnold Arboretum. It starts at the Hunnewell Visitor’s Building and continues along tree-lined paths with story and music along the way. As twilight descends, the audience visits cherry, evergreen, ash and birch groves ~ celebrating nature with tree legends, songs and music from many lands. Pieces and music are drawn from the rich cultural traditions of Japan, Wales, England, Australia, Russia and Native America. The evening culminates with the haunting Czech legend The Wild Woman of the Birch Grove told among the birches of Bussey Hill at sunset. This annual event is appropriate for adults and for children twelve years and above. Bring a cushion to sit on if you wish. The journey will be approximately two miles on and off trails. The performance takes place rain or shine. In the event of rain, it will be held indoors and additional Solstice legends will be added.

In The GrovesListen to audio clips from the performance on our latest CD!

“It was one of the most moving storytelling nights I’ve experienced. It reawakened in me, and perhaps all of us there, a sense of the spirit in things.” – Storyteller, Jay O’Callahan

“I’ve heard this performance twice and can’t recommend it highly enough. It is magical, it is musical, it is beautiful, it is soulful, it is perfection.” Bambi Good, Brookline, MA

Jun
18
Sat
In the Groves: A Summer Solstice Journey @ Arnold Arboretum, Boston, MA
Jun 18 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Diane and Margot perform In the Groves: A Summer Solstice Journey at Arnold Arboretum in Jamaica Plain, MA.

Click here to Register for this Event!

In the Groves: A Summer Solstice Journey

Summer Solstice

Photo by Pamela Ruby Russell

This enchanting evening of tree myths from around the world was designed specifically for Boston’s Arnold Arboretum. It starts at the Hunnewell Visitor’s Building and continues along tree-lined paths with story and music along the way. As twilight descends, the audience visits cherry, evergreen, ash and birch groves ~ celebrating nature with tree legends, songs and music from many lands. Pieces and music are drawn from the rich cultural traditions of Japan, Wales, England, Australia, Russia and Native America. The evening culminates with the haunting Czech legend The Wild Woman of the Birch Grove told among the birches of Bussey Hill at sunset. This annual event is appropriate for adults and for children twelve years and above. Bring a cushion to sit on if you wish. The journey will be approximately two miles on and off trails. The performance takes place rain or shine. In the event of rain, it will be held indoors and additional Solstice legends will be added.

In The GrovesListen to audio clips from the performance on our latest CD!

“It was one of the most moving storytelling nights I’ve experienced. It reawakened in me, and perhaps all of us there, a sense of the spirit in things.” – Storyteller, Jay O’Callahan

“I’ve heard this performance twice and can’t recommend it highly enough. It is magical, it is musical, it is beautiful, it is soulful, it is perfection.” Bambi Good, Brookline, MA

Jul
10
Sun
Insect Comedy @ the “Great Hill South” in Central Park, NYC @ for Central Park Conservancy
Jul 10 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Diane performs Insect Comedy at the Great Hill in Central Park, New York, NY as part of the Central Park Conservancy’s  Family Performance Festival. This event is free and open to the public.

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INSECT COMEDY!

See the world of BUGS in a whole new way with Diane’s fun-filled stories. In her original tale, Kate’s Acorn, we meet a fast-talking earthworm, pill bug, and centipede all the while learning about the importance of soil creatures in the life cycle of plants. This creative tale is complemented by Diane’s true anecdotes about her encounters with Monarch Butterflies. In the lighthearted Japanese folktale, Princess Firefly, entertaining facts are served up along with plenty of silliness as the young Princess wonders, “Who will be the bug that I will love?” Mr. Mosquito, Mr. Gnat and Felonious Moth all try their luck, keeping us laughing as we take a closer look at the wonderful world of insects. Bugs, bees n’ wiggly critters will never be the same again!

Jul
22
Fri
Embody Your Story workshop @ National Storytelling Network Annual Conference, Kansas City, MO
Jul 22 – Jul 24 all-day

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Diane will present her workshop “Embody Your Story” at the National Storytelling Network’s annual conference to be held in Kansas City, Missouri. The National Storytelling Network is the leading advocate for storytelling and its uses through its conferences, workshops and outreach. It’s new home is housed in the newly founded Story Center at the Mid-Continent Library System, Kansas City Missouri.

Jul
26
Tue
A Thousand Doorways @ Gloucester Stage
Jul 26 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

A Thousand Doorways written and performed by Diane Edgecomb is based entirely on true events.

An unexpected meeting with a young Kurdish refugee sets an American storyteller on a quest of danger and discovery to 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 mountains of Turkish-Kurdistan in search of the last Kurdish storytellers and of the extraordinary people who shared their lives and stories with her.

 “There’s one world, a thousand doorways.” Kurdish saying

A Thousand Doorways will be part of Gloucester Stage’s Never Dark Series!

Available tickets will be announced soon on this website and through the e-news list. To be on the e-news list simply sign up in the form in the left hand column.

NeverDark is a series of Tuesday night events at Gloucester Stage that include lectures, talk backs, film screenings, and readings under consideration for the Mainstage.

All NeverDark events are Pay-What-You-Wish and represent a significant investment by Gloucester Stage toward serving a culturally rich and diverse community.

Gloucester Stage phone number 978-281-4433

Aug
10
Wed
Favorite Nature Tales @ Highland Center Lodge at Crawford Notch, White Mountains, NH
Aug 10 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Diane performs Favorite Nature Tales for family audiences at the Highland Center Lodge at Crawford Notch. The performance is open to all AMC guests.

Favorite Nature Tales

The perfect entertainment for all ages, this high-energy performance by New England favorite Diane Edgecomb brings nature alive. From talking earthworms, sassy Mosquitos and beautiful star myths to her rhyming tale about a New York Cabbie whose search for wild things lands him in the woods with an irate Mainer, Diane keeps us laughing as we explore the wonderful world of nature.

A New England favorite for over 25 years Diane has been recognized nationally as a leader in linking storytelling with nature and environmental topics. She is a winner of the National Oracle award for Storytelling Excellence in the Northeast. Find out why Publisher’s weekly called Diane “an entire cast rolled into one… A virtuoso of the spoken word.”

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Aug
11
Thu
Favorite Nature Tales @ Joe Dodge Lodge, AMC Pinkham Notch, White Mountains, NH
Aug 11 @ 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Diane performs Favorite Nature Tales at the Joe Dodge Lodge – AMC Pinkham Notch White Mountains in NH. The performance is open to all AMC guests as well as the general public! Come on over! Good stories to be had!

Favorite Nature Tales

The perfect entertainment for all ages, this high-energy performance by New England favorite Diane Edgecomb brings nature alive. From talking earthworms, sassy Mosquitos and beautiful star myths to her rhyming tale about a New York Cabbie whose search for wild things lands him in the woods with an irate Mainer, Diane keeps us laughing as we explore the wonderful world of nature.

A New England favorite for over 25 years Diane has been recognized nationally as a leader in linking storytelling with nature and environmental topics. She is a winner of the National Oracle award for Storytelling Excellence in the Northeast. Find out why Publisher’s weekly called Diane “an entire cast rolled into one… A virtuoso of the spoken word.”

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Aug
24
Wed
Fireside Tales @ Newagen Seaside Inn, Southport, ME
Aug 24 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Come gather around a cozy fire at the Newagen Seaside Inn in Southport, ME. Diane will be the Inn’s featured storyteller for their Fireside Tales and will share a variety of stories including her original story/song “Freddie and the Loon from Maine.” The storytelling will end with s’mores around the bonfire. FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC. Don’t miss this opportunity to be entertained by one of New England’s favorite storytellers while experiencing the beauty of Newagen Inn’s surroundings!

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Folks gathered for the fireside tales.

A campfire with an ocean view.

Sep
14
Wed
The Language of Flowers @ Plymouth Garden Club at Chiltonville Congregational Church, Plymouth, MA
Sep 14 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Diane and Celtic harper Margot Chamberlain will perform “The Language of Flowers” for the Plymouth Garden Club at the Chiltonville Congregational Church in Plymouth, MA. This event is for garden club members only, but if you wish to preview this event, please email dedge@livingmyth.com.

The Language of Flowers

Diane and Margot near the Birch Grove Photo by Pamela Ruby Russell

Diane and Margot near the Birch Grove Photo by Pamela Ruby Russell

In this enchanting performance master storyteller Diane Edgecomb brings to life the legends that surround favorite garden flowers revealing the deep meaning cultures around the world have found in them. The centerpiece of the performance is the Persian legend of the Nightingale and Rose. Diane’s original adaptation of this exotic legend follows the journey of the rose through the ages, weaving together the heartfelt myths that surround it.

Many other flowers are celebrated in this story and music event, including Native American myths and the mysterious “language of flowers” that was celebrated in Victorian times. Accompanied by harper Margot Chamberlain, the performance has music throughout and features story melodies, songs and Celtic harp interludes. Diane’s humorous retelling of Sir Gawain and the Loathly Lady rounds out the program and answers the age old question: What do Women Desire the Most in the World?

Dec
6
Tue
Winter Solstice in Legend and Song @ Norwood Evening Garden Club at First Baptist Church, Norwood, MA
Dec 6 @ 7:20 pm – 8:20 pm

Diane and harper Margot Chamberlain perform a special one-hour performance of “Winter Solstice in Legend and Song” for the Norwood Evening Garden Club at the First Baptist Church in Norwood, MA. This event is for members of the Garden Club, but if you wish to preview this event, please email dedge@livingmyth.com.

Diane and Margot near the Birch Grove Photo by Pamela Ruby Russell

The Winter Solstice in Legend and Song

Celebrate the Winter Solstice with haunting legends of light, evergreen traditions, and entertaining tales accompanied by traditional songs and original music. Master storyteller Diane Edgecomb, accompanied by Celtic harper Margot Chamberlain offers a fascinating look at the stories behind our holiday traditions. Featured stories include the beautiful Scandinavian “Legend of the Mistletoe,” humorous English Wassail traditions, and the poignant Swiss legend of the Christmas Rose. Lovely instrumental melodies evoke the warmth of the season, rounding out the event.

Dec
16
Fri
Winter Solstice in Legend and Song @ Loring-Greenough House, Jamaica Plain, MA
Dec 16 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Don’t miss our annual Boston area event: Winter Solstice in Legend and Song at Loring-Greenough House, in Jamaica Plain, MA, on December 16th and 17th. The event begins at 8pm / Doors open at 7:30. Tickets $25 – includes traditional refreshments.

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wintersolsticeThe Winter Solstice in Legend and Song 

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.

Parking: There is ample non-restricted street parking and a large, free public parking lot off Centre Street between Burroughs and Thomas Streets just a block from the Loring-Greenough House.

Dec
17
Sat
Winter Solstice in Legend and Song @ Loring-Greenough House, Jamaica Plain, MA
Dec 17 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Don’t miss our annual Boston area event: Winter Solstice in Legend and Song at Loring-Greenough House, in Jamaica Plain, MA, on December 16th and 17th. The event begins at 8pm / Doors open at 7:30. Tickets $25 – includes traditional refreshments.

Sign up for the newsletter in the sidebar to be the first to know when tickets are available!

wintersolsticeThe Winter Solstice in Legend and Song 

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.

Parking: There is ample non-restricted street parking and a large, free public parking lot off Centre Street between Burroughs and Thomas Streets just a block from the Loring-Greenough House.

Dec
18
Sun
Winter Solstice in Legend and Song @ Loring-Greenough House, Jamaica Plain, MA
Dec 18 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Join Diane, harper Margot Chamberlain and multi-instrumentalist Tom Megan for a special one-hour performance of Winter Solstice in Legend and Song, at Loring-Greenough House, in Jamaica Plain, MA. Starts at 2 pm. Tickets are $20 for adults and $15 for youth. A brief gathering with seasonal refreshments will be available after the performance.

wintersolsticeThe Winter Solstice in Legend and Song 

This hour-long story and music event features Diane’s most popular Solstice tales, from the “Legend of the Mistletoe” to a traditional Wassail story where the whole audience joins in. Celtic harper Margot Chamberlain and multi-instrumentalist Tom Megan round out the event with songs, music and sing-alongs on harp, synthesizer and guitar. Appropriate for adults and a family audience ages seven and up.

Apr
6
Thu
The Language of Flowers @ Wakefield Garden Club at Congregational Church of Wakefield
Apr 6 @ 12:45 pm – 1:45 pm

Diane and Celtic harper Margot Chamberlain will perform The Language of Flowers for the Wakefield Garden Club’s President’s Tea at the Congregational Church of Wakefield, MA. This event is for garden club members only, but if you wish to preview this event, please email dedge@livingmyth.com.

The Language of Flowers

Diane and Margot near the Birch Grove Photo by Pamela Ruby Russell

Diane and Margot near the Birch Grove Photo by Pamela Ruby Russell

In this enchanting performance master storyteller Diane Edgecomb brings to life the legends that surround favorite garden flowers revealing the deep meaning cultures around the world have found in them. The centerpiece of the performance is the Persian legend of the Nightingale and Rose. Diane’s original adaptation of this exotic legend follows the journey of the rose through the ages, weaving together the heartfelt myths that surround it.

Many other flowers are celebrated in this story and music event, including Native American myths and the mysterious “language of flowers” that was celebrated in Victorian times. Accompanied by harper Margot Chamberlain, the performance has music throughout and features story melodies, songs and Celtic harp interludes. Diane’s humorous retelling of Sir Gawain and the Loathly Lady rounds out the program and answers the age old question: What do Women Desire the Most in the World?