CALENDAR

Apr
22
Sat
FAIR: Family Adventures in Reading @ An Unlikely Story Bookstore and Cafe, Plainville, MA
Apr 22 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm

http://livingmyth.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/08/DSC_0199.jpgDon’t miss: FAIR: Family Adventures in Reading. On Saturday mornings starting April 1st, 2017. Diane will lead groups of parents and children (first grade and older ) in a dynamic reading and discussion experience that encourages dialogue among those with different perspectives and fosters expressive storytelling skills. Each Saturday, two new picture books, selected for artistic excellence and narrative appeal, will be explored. The discussion around the books will explore character-building concepts such as courage, fairness, and persistence.  The parents, grandparents or guardians that come with the children share in the development of critical thinking skills with their children in an engaged and stimulating environment. These sessions are interactive, and include not only group discussions, but also games and activities related to the stories.

FREE and open to the public with sign-up. For further info visit the Family Adventures in Reading website or call the Plainville library at (508) 695-1784 The discussion series will be held at the local bookstore in Plainville: The Unlikely Story Bookstore and Cafe located at 111 South Street Plainville, MA. Sponsored by the Massachusetts Foundation for the Humanities – http://masshumanities.org.

Apr
24
Mon
Tales for the Earth @ Community School, Cumberland, RI
Apr 24 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am

Diane performs Tales for the Earth for 5th grade students at Community School in Cumberland, RI. This will be the second time Diane has brought her storytelling events to their school, and she will visit them again in May bringing her performance “Insect Comedy” to their 2nd grade students. If you wish to preview this event, please contact dedge@livingmyth.com.

Tales for the Earth

Tales for the EarthThis beloved performance celebrates nature and all the simple things we can do to make a difference. Both educational and wonderfully entertaining Tales for the Earth explores topics like Recycling, Water Conservation, and Bio-Diversity. Stories may include: What Now, Cloacina? Diane’s hilarious story about a water sprite who travels through the sewage system in search of her reservoir, or Boy Who Loved the Marsh, based on the true story of a 5th Grade student who helps preserve a favorite nature spot. What shines through the entire presentation is a love and respect for our place in nature; with many ideas communicated about how we can make a difference.

Apr
29
Sat
FAIR: Family Adventures in Reading @ An Unlikely Story Bookstore and Cafe, Plainville, MA
Apr 29 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm

http://livingmyth.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/08/DSC_0199.jpgDon’t miss: FAIR: Family Adventures in Reading. On Saturday mornings starting April 1st, 2017. Diane will lead groups of parents and children (first grade and older ) in a dynamic reading and discussion experience that encourages dialogue among those with different perspectives and fosters expressive storytelling skills. Each Saturday, two new picture books, selected for artistic excellence and narrative appeal, will be explored. The discussion around the books will explore character-building concepts such as courage, fairness, and persistence.  The parents, grandparents or guardians that come with the children share in the development of critical thinking skills with their children in an engaged and stimulating environment. These sessions are interactive, and include not only group discussions, but also games and activities related to the stories.

FREE and open to the public with sign-up. For further info visit the Family Adventures in Reading website or call the Plainville library at (508) 695-1784 The discussion series will be held at the local bookstore in Plainville: The Unlikely Story Bookstore and Cafe located at 111 South Street Plainville, MA. Sponsored by the Massachusetts Foundation for the Humanities – http://masshumanities.org.

May
6
Sat
Flora’s Holiday @ Tower Hill Botanic Garden, Boylston, MA
May 6 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Flora’s Holiday*

Only one performance! Saturday, May 6th, 6-8pm

Tickets: $25 members, $30 for non-members

Get your tickets today!

Celebrate flowers and the coming of spring with “Flora’s Holiday,” a unique story and music performance that travels through the gardens and forest paths of Tower Hill Botanic Garden. This event, specially crafted for Tower Hill by master storyteller Diane Edgecomb and Celtic harper Margot Chamberlain, leads the audience to some of the garden’s most beloved spots including an expansive field of 25,000 daffodils, a forest glade where Pan presides, a sunset balcony with expansive views of Mount Wachusett and an open-air gazebo where the haunting Persian legend of the Nightingale and the Rose will be told. The evening’s performance is drawn from Ancient Greek, Roman, Norse, Persian and Native American legends and songs revealing the mythical origins and meanings of favorite garden plants. Venture into spring with this enchanting evening stroll through Tower Hill’s botanic paradise. The event is designed for adults and an older family audience (twelve and above). Participants walk approximately one mile on trails and, sometimes, uneven terrain. Bring a cushion or light folding chair to sit on if you wish! The performance takes place rain or shine. In the event of rain, it will be held indoors at Tower Hill’s Stoddard Theater.
Each performance is limited to an audience of 30 ~ buy tickets early.

White Daffodils

May
10
Wed
The Language of Flowers @ Hull Garden Club, Hull MA
May 10 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Diane will be accompanied by Celtic harper Margot Chamberlain for a performance of The Language of Flowers for the Hull Garden Club. The event will be held at the Anne Scully Senior Center, 197 A Samoset Avenue, Hull 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?

May
15
Mon
TV interview and Performance with Story Cafe: Hosted by Karen Chace @ TV9 Seekonk, MA
May 15 @ 3:30 pm – 5:30 pm

Diane will be a part of the cable series Story Cafe hosted by Karen Chace. The show will include 15 minutes of storytelling and 15 minutes of interview. The recording takes place every Monday in Seekonk MA. Air date is to be determined! Diane will be speaking about the role of mythology in our lives and the ancient tales of origin.

May
18
Thu
Brunch and House Concert ~ Kurdish Storytelling Project @ Cambridge MA - private event
May 18 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am

Diane shares stories from her Kurdish Storytelling Project and from her ongoing work as a storyteller at this Cambridge MA house concert.

May
20
Sat
Welcome in the Spring @ First Bridge Pre-School, Needham MA
May 20 @ 1:00 pm – 1:45 pm

Children's drawing Diane brings her heartwarming performance of Welcome in the Spring to First Bridge pre-school as they celebrate 20 years of providing top level care and caring for their charges.

Welcome in the Spring

Welcome in the Spring with the very best of spring folklore, sing-a-longs, nature tales and contemporary stories. We’ll meet Kate in Kate’s Acorn, who gets a special surprise when she helps to save the earthworms- her first acorn grows into an oak! In Kite’s Tale, two friends create an unusual kite that wings us across the sky in a hilarious fantasy of kite strings, bird’s nests and song. Just right for early elementary and family audiences with varied age-range, Welcome in the Spring is the perfect accompaniment to this joyful season.

“What a perfect Welcome to the Spring your storytelling program was! The children loved each story and you captivated the entire audience with your charm.” Jeanne Hoffman, Agawam Public Library, Agawam, MA

 

May
22
Mon
The Language of Flowers @ Southport Garden Club, Mashpee, MA
May 22 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Diane will be accompanied by Celtic harper Margot Chamberlain for a performance of The Language of Flowers for the Southport Garden Club. 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?

May
25
Thu
Insect Comedy @ Community School, Cumberland, RI
May 25 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Diane returns to the Community School in Cumberland, RI to perform “Insect Comedy” for their 2nd grade class. If you wish to preview this event, please email dedge@livingmyth.com.

Insect Comedy

WalkingStickOpen up your imaginations for a fun-filled look at our six-legged friends! Diane’s teaching tale, Kate’s Acorn, introduces us to a fast-talking earthworm, pill bug, and centipede as we find out about the importance of soil creatures in the life cycle of plants. This creative tale is complemented by Diane’s true stories about her encounters with Monarch Butterflies. Then, in the Japanese folktale Princess Firefly, entertaining facts are served up along with plenty of silliness as the Princess ponders, “Who will be the bug that I will love?” Hilarious renditions of the hapless suitors: Mr. Mosquito, Mr. Gnat and Felonious Moth keep 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!

“From the Academy’s point of view, the storytelling could not have worked better as a public program. The stories you told, captivated and fascinated our audience. I was impressed that they would not let you leave the stage without an encore performance. Diane your storytelling is fantastic!” Linda Wolf, Public Programs Coordinator, The Academy of Natural Sciences, Philadelphia, PA

Jun
9
Fri
Night Lights @ Hanscom Air Force Base, Bedford, MA
Jun 9 @ 7:00 pm – 7:45 pm

Diane performs Night Lights for the New England USO at the Hanscom Air Force Base in Bedford, MA at their family BBQ. There will be a delicious BBQ dinner, and crafts for all ages, followed by Diane’s performance. This is the fourth time Diane has been invited to perform for the USO. This is a private event for military personnel and their families, no preview is possible.

Night Lights

In Night Lights, unusual star myths take us on a multi-cultural voyage across the heavens. The collection Diane has gathered teach about easily observed celestial phenomena like the origin of prominent constellations, and significant ‘night lights’ like Morning Star and North Star. Complemented by a humorous legend of the origin of fireflies, this program is well-rounded entertainment. Enjoy it in any indoors venue or bring it to an outdoor or nighttime setting as a special treat. Listen in wonder as tales from Greece, Estonia, Native America, Kurdistan and Korea celebrate the magic of the night sky.

“Thank you for a wonderful program last Saturday. It couldn’t have been better. You really know how to act out great stories and myths. We all enjoyed your program immensely.” Sandy Pierson, Myles Standish State Forest, Carver, MA

Jun
16
Fri
In the Groves: A Summer Solstice Journey @ Arnold Arboretum, Boston, MA
Jun 16 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

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

Register NOW!

In the Groves: A Summer Solstice Journey

Summer SolsticeThis enchanting evening of tree myths from around the world was designed specifically for Boston’s favorite tree sanctuary, the Arnold Arboretum. The Summer  journey starts at the Hunnewell Visitor’s Building and continues along tree-lined paths with story and music accompanying 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 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 samples of some of the stories on our latest CD In the Groves!

“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
17
Sat
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.

Register NOW!

In the Groves: A Summer Solstice Journey

Summer SolsticeThis enchanting evening of tree myths from around the world was designed specifically for Boston’s favorite tree sanctuary, the Arnold Arboretum. The Summer  journey starts at the Hunnewell Visitor’s Building and continues along tree-lined paths with story and music accompanying 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 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 samples of some of the stories on our latest CD In the Groves!

“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
28
Wed
Tales of Whales & other Sea Creatures @ Sunrise Montessori School, Franklin, MA
Jun 28 @ 10:00 am – 10:45 am

Diane performs Tales of Whales & other Sea Creatures at Sunrise Montessori School in Franklin, MA. This will be Diane’s 7th time returning to Sunrise. If you wish to preview this event, please email dedge@livingmyth.com.

Tales of Whales
Let’s go where the wet things are in this entertaining  program with master storyteller Diane Edgecomb. We’ll act like CLAMS, JELLYFISH and LOBSTERS in the Native American legend: How Whales got their Spouts and explore the water cycle in Diane’s fun, water conservation tale: What Now, Cloacina?!!

Stone Soup @ Brownell Library, Little Compton, RI
Jun 28 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Diane performs Stone Soup for children and their families at the Brownell Library in Little Compton, RI. This event is free and open to the public!

Stone Soup! and other heartwarming tales

Stone Soup! Can our own generosity be a bridge to a better world?

Stone Soup! Can our own generosity be a bridge to a better world?

Building Community is more fun than ever when seen through the eyes of stories and songs from cultures around the world. These inclusive tales show us how sweet it is when everyone contributes, right down to the tiniest Bee! Diane’s full-out entertainment has audience volunteers taking part: learning a Chinese crane dance in the legend of the Lord of the Cranes, singing in many languages and working together to make a huge pot of Stone Soup in Diane’s unusual re-telling of this classic story. Diane has been a library favorite for over twenty years! Experience the wonder and build a better community one story at a time!

Jun
29
Thu
Favorite Nature Tales @ Summer Arts at Derby Academy, Hingham, MA
Jun 29 @ 12:30 pm – 1:15 pm

Diane brings some of her favorite nature stories to Summer Arts at Derby Academy including Princess Firefly, a Japanese folktale about the origin of Fireflies, and What Now, Cloacina? Diane’s original water conservation story that entertains as it educates. Diane has been invited to Derby Summer Arts Camp many times in the past to lead workshops and introduce the campers to the art of storytelling. If you wish you preview this event, please email dedge@livingmyth.com.

 

Jul
5
Wed
Summer Escapades @ West Roxbury Public Library, West Roxbury, MA
Jul 5 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am

Diane performs “Summer Escapades” for children ages four and up and their families at the West Roxbury Public Library. This will be Diane’s 9th time performing for families at the West Roxbury Library. This event is free and open to the public.

Summer Escapades!

Summer Escapades celebrates family fun with participatory stories chosen from Diane’s best-loved family tales. Original fables, folktales and songs give us a look at exiting summertime adventures including the aquatic antics of a curious monkey who goes for a wild ride on the back of a shark!

Night Lights @ Marston Mills Library, Marston Mills, MA
Jul 5 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Diane will be presenting Night Lights to compliment the Marston Mills Library summer reading theme: of National Parks. This evening event will be to complement the Acadia National Park and its proximity to the Northern Lights. Free and open to the public but do call the library (508)-428-5175 x 14 or check here closer to the event as the location may be in nearby Cotuit where there is a large field for storytelling complemented by star-gazing!!

Night Lights

earth

In Night Lights, unusual star myths take us on a multi-cultural voyage across the heavens. The collection Diane has gathered teach about easily observed celestial phenomena like the origin of prominent constellations, and significant ‘night lights’ like Morning Star and North Star. Complemented by a humorous legend of the origin of fireflies, this program is well-rounded entertainment. Listen in wonder as tales from Greece, Estonia, Native America, Kurdistan and Korea celebrate the magic of the night sky…

Jul
7
Fri
Folktale Superheroes Around The World @ Hyde Park Branch Library, Hyde Park, MA
Jul 7 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am

Diane performs Folktale Superheroes Around the World for children and their families at Hyde Park Library to compliment their summer reading program. This will be Diane’s 5th performance at the Hyde Park Library. This event is free and open to the public!

Folktale Superheroes Around the World

Superheroes Around the World

What do China, Africa and South America all have in common? Superheroes!!!

Long before the Superheroes of today, people all over the world used their SUPER IMAGINATIONS to create folktales about creatures and people with extraordinary powers. Anansi the entertaining Spider God from Africa has web-spinning adventures just like Spiderman. He captures a leopard, hornets and the snake that swallows people so that all the stories in the world can be set free. Ninja Turtles have nothing on Jabuti the flute-playing tortoise from the Amazon rainforest! He saves the other rainforest animals from a giant monster while teaching the audience how to dance and sing. Who had the first X-ray vision? Not Superman but Princess See-it-all from Hungary, and Tian, the Lord of the Cranes from China, gives to the poor just like Robin Hood. Celebrate our common love of story with these exciting and engaging multi-cultural tales.

Jul
11
Tue
Night Lights @ Crandall Public Library, Glen Falls, NY
Jul 11 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Diane is excited to return to the Crandall Public Library in Glen Falls, NY to perform Night Lights to compliment their summer reading theme: Eclipse. This event is for adults and children ages ten and up and is free and open to the public.

Night Lights

earth

In Night Lights, unusual star myths take us on a multi-cultural voyage across the heavens. The collection Diane has gathered teach about easily observed celestial phenomena like the origin of prominent constellations, and significant ‘night lights’ like Morning Star and North Star. Complemented by a humorous legend of the origin of fireflies, this program is well-rounded entertainment. Listen in wonder as tales from Greece, Estonia, Native America, Kurdistan and Korea celebrate the magic of the night sky…

Jul
13
Thu
Tales for the Earth @ Florida Public Library, Florida, NY
Jul 13 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Diane performs Tales for the Earth for children and their families at the Florida Public Library in Florida, NY.  This event is free and open to the public!

Tales for the Earth

Tales for the EarthThis beloved performance celebrates nature and all the simple things we can do to make a difference. Both educational and wonderfully entertaining Tales for the Earth explores topics like Recycling, Water Conservation, and Bio-Diversity. Stories may include: What Now, Cloacina? Diane’s hilarious story about a water sprite who travels through the sewage system in search of her reservoir. What shines through the entire presentation is a love and respect for our place in nature; with many ideas communicated about how we can make a difference.

Jul
15
Sat
Fatima, the Kurdish Cinderella @ Hans Christian Andersen Storytelling Center, Central Park, NYC
Jul 15 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Diane in traditional Kurdish clothing from Iraqi-Kurdistan.

Diane will be performing Fatima, the Kurdish Cinderella and other tales from Kurdistan for families with children ages five and older at the Hans Christian Andersen Storytelling Series in Central Park, NYC (near 72nd street). Diane gathered this story from traditional tellers in the Kurdish region of Turkey

Diane’s dynamic storytelling embraces elements of theatre, movement and song, giving each story its own unique presence and life. Featured on NPR and at the International Storytelling Center, Diane has authored the first book of Kurdish folktales in English: A Fire in My Heart: Kurdish Tales gathering them in remote mountains.  “…an entire cast rolled into one!.”

 

For 60 years children and their families have gathered near the Hans Christian Andersen statue to hear his tales. This event is sure to be a special one and it is free and open to the public. This series is hosted by Laura Simms a world-renowned teller of traditional tales.

 

Jul
18
Tue
Tales of Enchantment @ Burlington Public Library
Jul 18 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Diane will be performing Tales of Enchantment for families with children ages four and up at the Burlington Public Library to complement their summer reading theme of “Reading a World of Fantasy.” This is Diane’s 4th performance at the Burlington Library! This event is free and open to the public!

Tales of Enchantment

Enter the world of fairy tales where magic is only a moment away, and lessons about how to live are expressed through vivid symbols. For younger children, Diane brings to life classic fairy tales like Snow White and Rose Red and Bee, Mouse, Harp and Bum-Clock, an unusual ‘Jack’ tale. When Jack returns home with dancing bugs instead of beans, the fun and magic really begin! Enchant your audiences with the beauty and magic of traditional tales.

 

This event is funded in part by the LCC, a local agency administered by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.

Jul
19
Wed
Stone Soup @ Rowley Library, Rowley, MA
Jul 19 @ 10:30 am – 11:15 am

Diane performs Stone Soup for children and their families at the Rowley Free Public Library in Rowley, MA. This is Diane’s 6th performance for the Rowley Library! This event is free and open to the public!

Stone Soup! and other heartwarming tales

Stone Soup! Can our own generosity be a bridge to a better world?

Stone Soup! Can our own generosity be a bridge to a better world?

Building Community is more fun than ever when seen through the eyes of stories and songs from cultures around the world. These inclusive tales show us how sweet it is when everyone contributes, right down to the tiniest Bee! Diane’s full-out entertainment has audience volunteers taking part: learning a Chinese crane dance in the legend of the Lord of the Cranes, singing in many languages and working together to make a huge pot of Stone Soup in Diane’s unusual re-telling of this classic story. Diane has been a library favorite for over twenty years! Experience the wonder and build a better community one story at a time!

 

 

 

 

Lcc logo

This event is funded in full by the Rowley LCC, a local agency administered by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.

Jul
20
Thu
Stone Soup @ Grafton Public Library, Grafton, MA
Jul 20 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Diane performs Stone Soup! and other heartwarming tales for children and their families at the Grafton Public Library in Grafton, MA. This will be Diane’s 6th time performing at the Grafton Public Library. This event is free and open to the public, but registration with Grafton Library is suggested!

Stone Soup! and other heartwarming tales

Stone Soup! Can our own generosity be a bridge to a better world?

Stone Soup! Can our own generosity be a bridge to a better world?

Building Community is more fun than ever when seen through the eyes of stories and songs from cultures around the world. These inclusive tales show us how sweet it is when everyone contributes, right down to the tiniest Bee! Diane’s full-out entertainment has audience volunteers taking part: learning a Chinese crane dance in the legend of the Lord of the Cranes, singing in many languages and working together to make a huge pot of Stone Soup in Diane’s unusual re-telling of this classic story. Diane has been a library favorite for over twenty years! Experience the wonder and build a better community one story at a time!

 

 

 

 

Lcc logo

 

This event is funded in full by the Grafton LCC, a local agency administered by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.

Aug
2
Wed
A Thousand Doorways @ Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Edinburgh Scotland
Aug 2 @ 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm

Edgecomb with Shepherd Family in the mountainsA Thousand Doorways
August 2nd-18th Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Edinburgh, Scotland

Diane’s real-life quest to record the vanishing storytellers of Kurdistan leads to a harrowing, revelatory journey in Turkey. Mystical carpet dealers, chain-smoking grandmothers and shy village heroes unlock the hidden life of the mountains where true stories of their struggle mix with enigmatic ancient legends. A doorway opens onto a very different world, a fairytale landscape of shepherds, guard towers, caravans, impossible mountain passes and the mysterious “Eggs of the Ancient Tree.” A master storyteller, Diane takes the audience to the heart of her life-changing journey among the Kurds, bringing to life an unforgettable world.

Diane portrays an old Kurdish storyteller

Aug
3
Thu
A Thousand Doorways @ Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Edinburgh Scotland
Aug 3 @ 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm

Edgecomb with Shepherd Family in the mountainsA Thousand Doorways
August 2nd-18th Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Edinburgh, Scotland

Diane’s real-life quest to record the vanishing storytellers of Kurdistan leads to a harrowing, revelatory journey in Turkey. Mystical carpet dealers, chain-smoking grandmothers and shy village heroes unlock the hidden life of the mountains where true stories of their struggle mix with enigmatic ancient legends. A doorway opens onto a very different world, a fairytale landscape of shepherds, guard towers, caravans, impossible mountain passes and the mysterious “Eggs of the Ancient Tree.” A master storyteller, Diane takes the audience to the heart of her life-changing journey among the Kurds, bringing to life an unforgettable world.

Diane portrays an old Kurdish storyteller

Aug
4
Fri
A Thousand Doorways @ Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Edinburgh Scotland
Aug 4 @ 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm

Edgecomb with Shepherd Family in the mountainsA Thousand Doorways
August 2nd-18th Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Edinburgh, Scotland

Diane’s real-life quest to record the vanishing storytellers of Kurdistan leads to a harrowing, revelatory journey in Turkey. Mystical carpet dealers, chain-smoking grandmothers and shy village heroes unlock the hidden life of the mountains where true stories of their struggle mix with enigmatic ancient legends. A doorway opens onto a very different world, a fairytale landscape of shepherds, guard towers, caravans, impossible mountain passes and the mysterious “Eggs of the Ancient Tree.” A master storyteller, Diane takes the audience to the heart of her life-changing journey among the Kurds, bringing to life an unforgettable world.

Diane portrays an old Kurdish storyteller

Aug
5
Sat
A Thousand Doorways @ Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Edinburgh Scotland
Aug 5 @ 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm

Edgecomb with Shepherd Family in the mountainsA Thousand Doorways
August 2nd-18th Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Edinburgh, Scotland

Diane’s real-life quest to record the vanishing storytellers of Kurdistan leads to a harrowing, revelatory journey in Turkey. Mystical carpet dealers, chain-smoking grandmothers and shy village heroes unlock the hidden life of the mountains where true stories of their struggle mix with enigmatic ancient legends. A doorway opens onto a very different world, a fairytale landscape of shepherds, guard towers, caravans, impossible mountain passes and the mysterious “Eggs of the Ancient Tree.” A master storyteller, Diane takes the audience to the heart of her life-changing journey among the Kurds, bringing to life an unforgettable world.

Diane portrays an old Kurdish storyteller

Aug
6
Sun
A Thousand Doorways @ Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Edinburgh Scotland
Aug 6 @ 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm

Edgecomb with Shepherd Family in the mountainsA Thousand Doorways
August 2nd-18th Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Edinburgh, Scotland

Diane’s real-life quest to record the vanishing storytellers of Kurdistan leads to a harrowing, revelatory journey in Turkey. Mystical carpet dealers, chain-smoking grandmothers and shy village heroes unlock the hidden life of the mountains where true stories of their struggle mix with enigmatic ancient legends. A doorway opens onto a very different world, a fairytale landscape of shepherds, guard towers, caravans, impossible mountain passes and the mysterious “Eggs of the Ancient Tree.” A master storyteller, Diane takes the audience to the heart of her life-changing journey among the Kurds, bringing to life an unforgettable world.

Diane portrays an old Kurdish storyteller

Aug
7
Mon
A Thousand Doorways @ Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Edinburgh Scotland
Aug 7 @ 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm

Edgecomb with Shepherd Family in the mountainsA Thousand Doorways
August 2nd-18th Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Edinburgh, Scotland

Diane’s real-life quest to record the vanishing storytellers of Kurdistan leads to a harrowing, revelatory journey in Turkey. Mystical carpet dealers, chain-smoking grandmothers and shy village heroes unlock the hidden life of the mountains where true stories of their struggle mix with enigmatic ancient legends. A doorway opens onto a very different world, a fairytale landscape of shepherds, guard towers, caravans, impossible mountain passes and the mysterious “Eggs of the Ancient Tree.” A master storyteller, Diane takes the audience to the heart of her life-changing journey among the Kurds, bringing to life an unforgettable world.

Diane portrays an old Kurdish storyteller

Aug
8
Tue
A Thousand Doorways @ Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Edinburgh Scotland
Aug 8 @ 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm

Edgecomb with Shepherd Family in the mountainsA Thousand Doorways
August 2nd-18th Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Edinburgh, Scotland

Diane’s real-life quest to record the vanishing storytellers of Kurdistan leads to a harrowing, revelatory journey in Turkey. Mystical carpet dealers, chain-smoking grandmothers and shy village heroes unlock the hidden life of the mountains where true stories of their struggle mix with enigmatic ancient legends. A doorway opens onto a very different world, a fairytale landscape of shepherds, guard towers, caravans, impossible mountain passes and the mysterious “Eggs of the Ancient Tree.” A master storyteller, Diane takes the audience to the heart of her life-changing journey among the Kurds, bringing to life an unforgettable world.

Diane portrays an old Kurdish storyteller

Aug
9
Wed
A Thousand Doorways @ Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Edinburgh Scotland
Aug 9 @ 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm

Edgecomb with Shepherd Family in the mountainsA Thousand Doorways
August 2nd-18th Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Edinburgh, Scotland

Diane’s real-life quest to record the vanishing storytellers of Kurdistan leads to a harrowing, revelatory journey in Turkey. Mystical carpet dealers, chain-smoking grandmothers and shy village heroes unlock the hidden life of the mountains where true stories of their struggle mix with enigmatic ancient legends. A doorway opens onto a very different world, a fairytale landscape of shepherds, guard towers, caravans, impossible mountain passes and the mysterious “Eggs of the Ancient Tree.” A master storyteller, Diane takes the audience to the heart of her life-changing journey among the Kurds, bringing to life an unforgettable world.

Diane portrays an old Kurdish storyteller

Aug
10
Thu
A Thousand Doorways @ Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Edinburgh Scotland
Aug 10 @ 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm

Edgecomb with Shepherd Family in the mountainsA Thousand Doorways
August 2nd-18th Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Edinburgh, Scotland

Diane’s real-life quest to record the vanishing storytellers of Kurdistan leads to a harrowing, revelatory journey in Turkey. Mystical carpet dealers, chain-smoking grandmothers and shy village heroes unlock the hidden life of the mountains where true stories of their struggle mix with enigmatic ancient legends. A doorway opens onto a very different world, a fairytale landscape of shepherds, guard towers, caravans, impossible mountain passes and the mysterious “Eggs of the Ancient Tree.” A master storyteller, Diane takes the audience to the heart of her life-changing journey among the Kurds, bringing to life an unforgettable world.

Diane portrays an old Kurdish storyteller

Aug
11
Fri
A Thousand Doorways @ Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Edinburgh Scotland
Aug 11 @ 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm

Edgecomb with Shepherd Family in the mountainsA Thousand Doorways
August 2nd-18th Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Edinburgh, Scotland

Diane’s real-life quest to record the vanishing storytellers of Kurdistan leads to a harrowing, revelatory journey in Turkey. Mystical carpet dealers, chain-smoking grandmothers and shy village heroes unlock the hidden life of the mountains where true stories of their struggle mix with enigmatic ancient legends. A doorway opens onto a very different world, a fairytale landscape of shepherds, guard towers, caravans, impossible mountain passes and the mysterious “Eggs of the Ancient Tree.” A master storyteller, Diane takes the audience to the heart of her life-changing journey among the Kurds, bringing to life an unforgettable world.

Diane portrays an old Kurdish storyteller

Aug
12
Sat
A Thousand Doorways @ Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Edinburgh Scotland
Aug 12 @ 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm

Edgecomb with Shepherd Family in the mountainsA Thousand Doorways
August 2nd-18th Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Edinburgh, Scotland

Diane’s real-life quest to record the vanishing storytellers of Kurdistan leads to a harrowing, revelatory journey in Turkey. Mystical carpet dealers, chain-smoking grandmothers and shy village heroes unlock the hidden life of the mountains where true stories of their struggle mix with enigmatic ancient legends. A doorway opens onto a very different world, a fairytale landscape of shepherds, guard towers, caravans, impossible mountain passes and the mysterious “Eggs of the Ancient Tree.” A master storyteller, Diane takes the audience to the heart of her life-changing journey among the Kurds, bringing to life an unforgettable world.

Diane portrays an old Kurdish storyteller

Aug
13
Sun
A Thousand Doorways @ Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Edinburgh Scotland
Aug 13 @ 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm

Edgecomb with Shepherd Family in the mountainsA Thousand Doorways
August 2nd-18th Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Edinburgh, Scotland

Diane’s real-life quest to record the vanishing storytellers of Kurdistan leads to a harrowing, revelatory journey in Turkey. Mystical carpet dealers, chain-smoking grandmothers and shy village heroes unlock the hidden life of the mountains where true stories of their struggle mix with enigmatic ancient legends. A doorway opens onto a very different world, a fairytale landscape of shepherds, guard towers, caravans, impossible mountain passes and the mysterious “Eggs of the Ancient Tree.” A master storyteller, Diane takes the audience to the heart of her life-changing journey among the Kurds, bringing to life an unforgettable world.

Diane portrays an old Kurdish storyteller

Aug
14
Mon
A Thousand Doorways @ Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Edinburgh Scotland
Aug 14 @ 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm

Edgecomb with Shepherd Family in the mountainsA Thousand Doorways
August 2nd-18th Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Edinburgh, Scotland

Diane’s real-life quest to record the vanishing storytellers of Kurdistan leads to a harrowing, revelatory journey in Turkey. Mystical carpet dealers, chain-smoking grandmothers and shy village heroes unlock the hidden life of the mountains where true stories of their struggle mix with enigmatic ancient legends. A doorway opens onto a very different world, a fairytale landscape of shepherds, guard towers, caravans, impossible mountain passes and the mysterious “Eggs of the Ancient Tree.” A master storyteller, Diane takes the audience to the heart of her life-changing journey among the Kurds, bringing to life an unforgettable world.

Diane portrays an old Kurdish storyteller

Aug
15
Tue
A Thousand Doorways @ Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Edinburgh Scotland
Aug 15 @ 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm

Edgecomb with Shepherd Family in the mountainsA Thousand Doorways
August 2nd-18th Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Edinburgh, Scotland

Diane’s real-life quest to record the vanishing storytellers of Kurdistan leads to a harrowing, revelatory journey in Turkey. Mystical carpet dealers, chain-smoking grandmothers and shy village heroes unlock the hidden life of the mountains where true stories of their struggle mix with enigmatic ancient legends. A doorway opens onto a very different world, a fairytale landscape of shepherds, guard towers, caravans, impossible mountain passes and the mysterious “Eggs of the Ancient Tree.” A master storyteller, Diane takes the audience to the heart of her life-changing journey among the Kurds, bringing to life an unforgettable world.

Diane portrays an old Kurdish storyteller

Aug
16
Wed
A Thousand Doorways @ Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Edinburgh Scotland
Aug 16 @ 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm

Edgecomb with Shepherd Family in the mountainsA Thousand Doorways
August 2nd-18th Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Edinburgh, Scotland

Diane’s real-life quest to record the vanishing storytellers of Kurdistan leads to a harrowing, revelatory journey in Turkey. Mystical carpet dealers, chain-smoking grandmothers and shy village heroes unlock the hidden life of the mountains where true stories of their struggle mix with enigmatic ancient legends. A doorway opens onto a very different world, a fairytale landscape of shepherds, guard towers, caravans, impossible mountain passes and the mysterious “Eggs of the Ancient Tree.” A master storyteller, Diane takes the audience to the heart of her life-changing journey among the Kurds, bringing to life an unforgettable world.

Diane portrays an old Kurdish storyteller

Aug
17
Thu
A Thousand Doorways @ Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Edinburgh Scotland
Aug 17 @ 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm

Edgecomb with Shepherd Family in the mountainsA Thousand Doorways
August 2nd-18th Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Edinburgh, Scotland

Diane’s real-life quest to record the vanishing storytellers of Kurdistan leads to a harrowing, revelatory journey in Turkey. Mystical carpet dealers, chain-smoking grandmothers and shy village heroes unlock the hidden life of the mountains where true stories of their struggle mix with enigmatic ancient legends. A doorway opens onto a very different world, a fairytale landscape of shepherds, guard towers, caravans, impossible mountain passes and the mysterious “Eggs of the Ancient Tree.” A master storyteller, Diane takes the audience to the heart of her life-changing journey among the Kurds, bringing to life an unforgettable world.

Diane portrays an old Kurdish storyteller

Aug
18
Fri
A Thousand Doorways @ Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Edinburgh Scotland
Aug 18 @ 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm

Edgecomb with Shepherd Family in the mountainsA Thousand Doorways
August 2nd-18th Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Edinburgh, Scotland

Diane’s real-life quest to record the vanishing storytellers of Kurdistan leads to a harrowing, revelatory journey in Turkey. Mystical carpet dealers, chain-smoking grandmothers and shy village heroes unlock the hidden life of the mountains where true stories of their struggle mix with enigmatic ancient legends. A doorway opens onto a very different world, a fairytale landscape of shepherds, guard towers, caravans, impossible mountain passes and the mysterious “Eggs of the Ancient Tree.” A master storyteller, Diane takes the audience to the heart of her life-changing journey among the Kurds, bringing to life an unforgettable world.

Diane portrays an old Kurdish storyteller

Aug
19
Sat
A Thousand Doorways @ Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Edinburgh Scotland
Aug 19 @ 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm

Edgecomb with Shepherd Family in the mountainsA Thousand Doorways
August 2nd-18th Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Edinburgh, Scotland

Diane’s real-life quest to record the vanishing storytellers of Kurdistan leads to a harrowing, revelatory journey in Turkey. Mystical carpet dealers, chain-smoking grandmothers and shy village heroes unlock the hidden life of the mountains where true stories of their struggle mix with enigmatic ancient legends. A doorway opens onto a very different world, a fairytale landscape of shepherds, guard towers, caravans, impossible mountain passes and the mysterious “Eggs of the Ancient Tree.” A master storyteller, Diane takes the audience to the heart of her life-changing journey among the Kurds, bringing to life an unforgettable world.

Diane portrays an old Kurdish storyteller

Sep
8
Fri
The Language of Flowers @ Stonehurst The Roberst Treat Paine Estate, Waltham, MA
Sep 8 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Diane will be accompanied by Celtic harper Margot Chamberlain for a performance of The Language of Flowers at Stonehurst, The Robert Treat Paine Estate in Waltham, MA. This stunning location is the perfect setting for stories featuring nature’s most beautiful plants.

Tickets are $20 in advance or $25 at the door.  Buy tickets here!

The Stonehurst Estate on a gorgeous day.

Stonehurst, the country place of social reformer Robert Treat Paine, is an American masterwork designed by architect Henry Hobson Richardson and landscape architect Frederick Law Olmsted, whose work continues to inspire culturally and environmentally sensitive design.

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?

Nov
4
Sat
Tell Me a Story ~ a storytelling workshop @ NASA Conference at Newton South High School, Newton, MA
Nov 4 @ 9:05 am – 10:20 am

Diane will be leading this interactive storytelling workshop at the Newton After School Association Conference in Newton, MA. In this workshop students will learn how to tell a folktale in their own words! Diane will lead workshop participants in group exercises that will develop everyone’s expressive abilities. Participants will explore their voice’s potential and learn how to create a character using Diane’s method of Voice and Body signatures. Skills learned from this workshop can be applied to storytelling, story-reading, and to public speaking venues. There will also be an overview of storytelling games and a chance to play them. Experience the power of story!

This workshop is only open to the Newton After School Association (NASA) Conference participants. For more information on how to join the NASA conference, check the NASA website: http://naaweb.org/

Digging Dinosaurs @ Medway Public Library, Medway, MA
Nov 4 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Diane will be bringing her popular original dinosaur stories to Medway Public Library for “Dinovember” celebration! This will be Diane’s 3rd time performing for children and families at the Medway Library.  This event is free and open to the public. Registration with Medway Library is suggested.

View a short video trailer at this LINK!

ABOUT DIGGING DINOSAURS:

These popular dinosaur adventures complement their scientific facts with a happy dose of humor. Dinosaur lovers of all ages will enjoy the colorful posters, Dinosaur Sign-Language and participation that keeps audiences engaged and asking for MOOORE! Two original stories are included. Pattysaurus in which selfish Patty becomes so obsessed with her dinosaur collection that she turns into a gigantic sauropod herself and Egg Mountain in which the audience helps out on this surprise filled journey that leads to the discovery of Egg Mountain and Maiasaura, the first dinosaur known to care for its young. Based on current scientific discoveries, this piece educates as it entertains.

CDs of Pattysaurus and Other Tales are available for purchase ~ Order Now!

“I wanted to thank you for both a wonderful performance of “Digging Dinos’ for our fundraiser, and for your shows at our elementary school. At the evening show I enjoyed watching the audience, who really didn’t know what to expect of a storyteller. They became mesmerized as you wove the tale for them. Rarely have I enjoyed a performance so much! Thank you for making our fundraiser a success and thank you for a great assembly program. I would highly recommend your performance to anyone; we look forward to your return to this area so we can once again enjoy your art!” Priscilla Gregory, Event Coordinator and President of PTO, Township of Warwick, Jamison, PA

 

This event is funded in full by the LCC, a local agency administered by the Mass Cultural Council, a state agency.

Nov
14
Tue
The Language of Flowers @ Oak Point Garden Club, Middleboro, MA
Nov 14 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Diane will be accompanied by Celtic harper Margot Chamberlain for a performance of The Language of Flowers for the Oak Point Garden Club of Middleboro, MA. This event is open to the public! For further information on attending 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?

Nov
30
Thu
Winter Solstice in Story and Song @ Crandall Public Library, Glen Falls, NY
Nov 30 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Join Diane and multi-instrumentalist Tom Megan for a featured performance of The Winter Solstice in Legend and Song, at Crandall Public Library in Glen Falls, NY. This will be Diane’s third time performing at the Crandall Library for their patrons. The show will feature several stories that give us insight into the holiday traditions of many cultures, and will be followed by a Q & A with the musicians and tellers.

The Winter Solstice in Story and Song

Award winning performer Diane Edgecomb accompanied by multi-instrumentalist Tom Megan offers a fascinating look at the stories behind our holiday traditions.

 

The tales include classic evergreen lore, haunting legends of light and entertaining tales are surrounded by traditional and original music and song. The beautiful Legend of the Mistletoe from Scandinavian folklore, humorous Wassail traditions from England, and the poignant Greek legend of The Halcyon Days of Peace are just a few of the stories. There will also be moments for you to sing-along with songs evocative of the season.

“What a fabulous performance! The stories were fascinating and the music was beautiful we had so many people stop by to say how much they enjoyed it. It was the perfect way to start off the winter season.’ Liz Bailey  Morse Institute Library, Natick, MA

The compliments I heard as we filed out for intermission may have burned your ears: ‘so amazingly talented’, ‘versatile’, ‘drew us right in’, ‘we were THERE’, ‘funny and so expressive’, …and you made it all look so fun and easy.” Liz Gruber, Hartford, CT

Dec
21
Thu
The Winter Solstice in Story and Song @ Loring-Greenough House, Jamaica Plain, MA
Dec 21 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Don’t miss our annual Boston area event: The Winter Solstice in Story and Song at the historic Loring-Greenough House, in Jamaica Plain, MA, on Thursday December 21st- Saturday December 23rd.  The Thursday and Friday evening event begins at 8pm (Saturday is a matinee at 2:00 pm)/ Doors open at 7:30. Tickets $25 – includes traditional refreshments.

 

wintersolsticeThe Winter Solstice in Story 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
22
Fri
The Winter Solstice in Story and Song @ Loring-Greenough House, Jamaica Plain, MA
Dec 22 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Don’t miss our annual Boston area event: The Winter Solstice in Story and Song at the historic Loring-Greenough House, in Jamaica Plain, MA, on Thursday December 21st- Saturday December 23rd.  The Thursday and Friday evening event begins at 8pm (Saturday is a matinee at 2:00 pm)/ Doors open at 7:30. Tickets $25 – includes traditional refreshments.

 

wintersolsticeThe Winter Solstice in Story 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.

Mar
17
Sat
A Celtic Evening @ Not Just Another Coffee House, Sharon, MA
Mar 17 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm

Diane will be accompanied by Celtic harper Margot Chamberlain for a performance of A Celtic Evening at Not Just Another Coffee House at the Unitarian Church of Sharon, MA. Check back here for ticket information!

Diane Edgecomb Storyteller Living Myth Margot Chamberlain celtic harp solsticeA Celtic Evening

In A Celtic Evening, Diane brings to life Ireland’s storytelling treasures from the humorous Legend of Knockgrafton to the hauntingly beautiful Deirdre of the Sorrows. The most famous of all Irish romances, Deirdre weaves together Druidic prophecies with a forbidden passion so profound it dares to defy the fates. The performance is set against a lush background of harp music: original and traditional melodies played by the versatile Margot Chamberlain on a variety of Celtic folk harps. Enjoy an evening of humor, passion and music with these two inspiring performers.

“Thoughtfully composed and beautifully presented, A Celtic Evening was a joy for us all. The combination of both your talents made for an inspirational evening that moved the audience to laughter and to tears, and left us with a feeling that magic was in the air.” Stephanie Plunkett, Events, Norman Rockwell Museum

“I’m still getting positive feedback examples: ‘Best thing I ever heard on campus.’ ‘Let’s make it an annual event’ etc.., Joan Laxon, Professor of Anthropology and Folklore, Pine Manor College

Apr
3
Tue
The Language of Flowers @ Holliston Garden Club, Holliston, MA
Apr 3 @ 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Diane will be accompanied by Celtic harper Margot Chamberlain for a performance of The Language of Flowers for the Holliston Garden Club held at Christ the King Lutheran Church, 600 Central Street in Holliston, MA. For garden club members only. If you wish to preview please email us at dedge@livingmyth.com

The Language of Flowers

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

Diane Edgecomb (Story and song) and Margot Chamberlain (harp)

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?

May
5
Sat
Keynote Speaker @ Granite State Story SWAP Festival, Rye, NH
May 5 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Diane telling stories at the National Storytelling Festival.

Diane will be the Keynote Speaker as well as the featured Storyteller at the New Hampshire Storytelling Alliance’s (NHSA) Granite State Story SWAP! The festival will take place at the Seacoast Science Center in Rye, NH.

 

Festival Registration coming soon!

 

The mission of the NHSA is to promote the oral tradition of storytelling in the community in all its forms: traditional, creative, educational, cultural, personal, and therapeutic. Nurture family, community, and professional storytelling throughout New Hampshire.