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  This new exhibit celebrates the varied ways people are connected to and creatively inspired by trees. This event is 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 performances is for the opening day of  Branching Out: Trees as Art  This new exhibit celebrates the varied ways people are connected to and creatively inspired by trees. This event is 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.

Dec
19
Fri
Winter Solstice in Legend and Song @ Loring-Greenough House, Jamaica Plain, MA
Dec 19 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Diane performs Winter Solstice in Legend and Song at Loring-Greenough House, Jamaica Plain, MA. Starts at 8pm / Doors open at 7:30pm. Tickets $25 – includes traditional refreshments. For tickets and more information please visit our Winter Solstice page.

wintersolsticeThe Winter Solstice in Legend and Song 

Celebrate the Winter Solstice with classic evergreen myths, haunting legends of light and entertaining tales accompanied by traditional songs and original music. Join master storyteller Diane Edgecomb, along with Celtic harper Margot Chamberlain and multi-instrumentalist Tom Megan, as they offer 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 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 Bowle, will be served.

Dec
20
Sat
Winter Solstice in Legend and Song @ Loring-Greenough House, Jamaica Plain, MA
Dec 20 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Diane performs Winter Solstice in Legend and Song at Loring-Greenough House, Jamaica Plain, MA. Starts at 8pm / Doors open at 7:30pm. Tickets $25 – includes traditional refreshments. For tickets and more information please visit our Winter Solstice page.

wintersolsticeThe Winter Solstice in Legend and Song 

Celebrate the Winter Solstice with classic evergreen myths, haunting legends of light and entertaining tales accompanied by traditional songs and original music. Join master storyteller Diane Edgecomb, along with Celtic harper Margot Chamberlain and multi-instrumentalist Tom Megan, as they offer 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 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 Bowle, will be served.

Jan
15
Thu
The Art and Craft of Storytelling Workshop Jan 15-Feb 12 @ Newton South High School, Newton, MA
Jan 15 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Who doesn’t love a good story? Diane Edgecomb at NSF 2013With the popularity of The Moth and This American Life, storytelling is on the rise. If you’re a teacher, theatre artist, wannabe storyteller, writer, parent, or none of the above, join us—we want to hear your story. You’ll develop expressive language skills, and gain confidence speaking in front of others. First you’ll learn how to re-tell a classic folktale in your own words, employing exercises to help you use your voice and body to convey what’s in your imagination. We’ll discuss basic storytelling techniques; then you’ll learn to craft a tale from your own life. Through take-home and in-class written and oral exercises, we’ll explore what events have good story potential. Then, through four easy steps, you’ll develop your story into a tale worth telling.

This workshop is presented by Newton Community Education. To register, call 617-559-6999.

Jan
22
Thu
The Art and Craft of Storytelling Workshop Jan 15-Feb 12 @ Newton South High School, Newton, MA
Jan 22 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Who doesn’t love a good story? Diane Edgecomb at NSF 2013With the popularity of The Moth and This American Life, storytelling is on the rise. If you’re a teacher, theatre artist, wannabe storyteller, writer, parent, or none of the above, join us—we want to hear your story. You’ll develop expressive language skills, and gain confidence speaking in front of others. First you’ll learn how to re-tell a classic folktale in your own words, employing exercises to help you use your voice and body to convey what’s in your imagination. We’ll discuss basic storytelling techniques; then you’ll learn to craft a tale from your own life. Through take-home and in-class written and oral exercises, we’ll explore what events have good story potential. Then, through four easy steps, you’ll develop your story into a tale worth telling.

This workshop is presented by Newton Community Education. To register, call 617-559-6999.

Jan
29
Thu
The Art and Craft of Storytelling Workshop Jan 15-Feb 12 @ Newton South High School, Newton, MA
Jan 29 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Who doesn’t love a good story? Diane Edgecomb at NSF 2013With the popularity of The Moth and This American Life, storytelling is on the rise. If you’re a teacher, theatre artist, wannabe storyteller, writer, parent, or none of the above, join us—we want to hear your story. You’ll develop expressive language skills, and gain confidence speaking in front of others. First you’ll learn how to re-tell a classic folktale in your own words, employing exercises to help you use your voice and body to convey what’s in your imagination. We’ll discuss basic storytelling techniques; then you’ll learn to craft a tale from your own life. Through take-home and in-class written and oral exercises, we’ll explore what events have good story potential. Then, through four easy steps, you’ll develop your story into a tale worth telling.

This workshop is presented by Newton Community Education. To register, call 617-559-6999.

Feb
5
Thu
The Art and Craft of Storytelling Workshop Jan 15-Feb 12 @ Newton South High School, Newton, MA
Feb 5 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Who doesn’t love a good story? Diane Edgecomb at NSF 2013With the popularity of The Moth and This American Life, storytelling is on the rise. If you’re a teacher, theatre artist, wannabe storyteller, writer, parent, or none of the above, join us—we want to hear your story. You’ll develop expressive language skills, and gain confidence speaking in front of others. First you’ll learn how to re-tell a classic folktale in your own words, employing exercises to help you use your voice and body to convey what’s in your imagination. We’ll discuss basic storytelling techniques; then you’ll learn to craft a tale from your own life. Through take-home and in-class written and oral exercises, we’ll explore what events have good story potential. Then, through four easy steps, you’ll develop your story into a tale worth telling.

This workshop is presented by Newton Community Education. To register, call 617-559-6999.

Feb
10
Tue
The Language of Flowers @ Carlisle Garden Club at the Gleason Public Library, Carlisle, MA
Feb 10 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Just in time to celebrate Valentine’s Day, Diane Edgecomb and Margot Chamberlain perform The Language of Flowers for the Carlisle Garden Club at the Gleason Public Library in Carlisle, MA. This event is free and open to the public. Monday’s showing was cancelled due to snow so it  has been rescheduled for February 10th – same time, same place.

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

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 tells the story of the origin of the rose using unusual and heartfelt myths from Persia and Greece. The performance 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 round out the program while answering the age old question: What do Women Desire the Most in the World? Expect to laugh, to be moved and to leave your cares behind.

 

 

Feb
12
Thu
The Art and Craft of Storytelling Workshop Jan 15-Feb 12 @ Newton South High School, Newton, MA
Feb 12 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Who doesn’t love a good story? Diane Edgecomb at NSF 2013With the popularity of The Moth and This American Life, storytelling is on the rise. If you’re a teacher, theatre artist, wannabe storyteller, writer, parent, or none of the above, join us—we want to hear your story. You’ll develop expressive language skills, and gain confidence speaking in front of others. First you’ll learn how to re-tell a classic folktale in your own words, employing exercises to help you use your voice and body to convey what’s in your imagination. We’ll discuss basic storytelling techniques; then you’ll learn to craft a tale from your own life. Through take-home and in-class written and oral exercises, we’ll explore what events have good story potential. Then, through four easy steps, you’ll develop your story into a tale worth telling.

This workshop is presented by Newton Community Education. To register, call 617-559-6999.

Feb
25
Wed
One Thousand Doorways @ Brownell Public Library, Little Compton, RI
Feb 25 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Diane performs One Thousand Doorways at Brownell Public Library 44 Commons is the address in the center of Little Compton, RI. At 6 pm Wednesday February 25th. This event is free and open to the public! Parking is on the road in front of the library.

One Thousand Doorways

IMG_1263A chance 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 Turkey and of the extraordinary people who shared their lives and stories with her.

 

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?
 

Mar
11
Wed
The Golden Thread Storytelling Workshop March 11th – April 8th @ Dancing Tree Story Workshop, Gorse Mill Studios, Needham, MA
Mar 11 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Diane EdgecombTHE GOLDEN THREAD
Finding Meaning in Traditional Tales

Deepen the telling of a traditional tale with this five-session intensive with Diane Edgecomb.

Explore the roots of meaning in a fairytale and folktale of your choice using a rich variety of methods. Each week vocal, physical and image based exercises will lead workshop participants deeper into the heart of the tale – showing us ways we can unlock its meaning for ourselves and our audiences. Workshop is limited to six participants. $125 in advance and $150 day of event.

Workshops will be held at the “Dancing Tree Story Workshop,” #210 Gorse Mill Studios, 31 Thorpe Road, Needham, MA. Easy access and plenty of parking.

REGISTER NOW!   (please note when registering choose the March 11th opening workshop date and you will be considered registered for the whole series)

For more information contact:
dedge@livingmyth.com

Mar
14
Sat
Welcome in the Spring @ Cambridge Winter Farmer's Market, Cambridge, MA
Mar 14 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

Diane performs Welcome in the Spring at the Cambridge Winter Farmer’s Market! This show is fun for all ages, and will be a great addition to your farmer’s market trip. Fit a lovely, interactive nature show along with great local goodies into your produce bag!

Farmer's MarketLast year, when Diane told these Spring stories at this Farmer’s Market, the vendors gave her some of their delicious local goods as barter for her telling… Fresh jams, Rainbow Carrots, Blue Potatoes, Pork Sausage from a home farm, Crusty Herb Bread, Homemade Feta Cheese, Organic Microgreens, Duck Confit-Ginger and Shitake ravioli!!!!! AND MORE! It was a great day!

 

Mar
16
Mon
Fairy Legends of Ireland @ Laurel Ledge School in Beacon Falls, CT
Mar 16 @ 10:15 am – 11:15 am

Diane performs Fairy Legends of Ireland for a 4th and 5th grade audience at Laurel Ledge School in Beacon Falls, CT. If you wish to preview this event, please email dedge@livingmyth.com.

FAIRY LEGENDS OF IRELAND
There is plenty of laughter and delight in this animated retelling of Ireland’s best-loved gems including Irish favorites like Gilly Blackfoot where a young lad’s aversion to washing his feet causes him to fall in with a fairy band. Cloaks of invisibility and magic spells abound as hapless Gilly sets out to help free the Princess of France. Known for her vivid comedic style, Diane brings delight to her interpretations of these classic Irish favorites.

 

Fairy Legends of Ireland @ Laurel Ledge School in Beacon Falls, CT
Mar 16 @ 12:15 pm – 1:15 pm

Diane performs Fairy Legends of Ireland for a 2nd and 3rd grade audience at Laurel Ledge School in Beacon Falls, CT. If you wish to preview this event, please email dedge@livingmyth.com.

FAIRY LEGENDS OF IRELAND
There is plenty of laughter and delight in this animated retelling of Ireland’s best-loved gems including Irish favorites like Gilly Blackfoot where a young lad’s aversion to washing his feet causes him to fall in with a fairy band. Cloaks of invisibility and magic spells abound as hapless Gilly sets out to help free the Princess of France. Known for her vivid comedic style, Diane brings delight to her interpretations of these classic Irish favorites.

 

Mar
17
Tue
Fairy Legends of Ireland @ Holliston Public Library in Holliston, MA
Mar 17 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

FAIRY LEGENDS OF IRELAND
Master Storyteller Diane Edgecomb accompanied by Celtic harper Margot Chamberlain

There is plenty of laughter and delight in this animated retelling of Ireland’s best-loved gems including Irish favorites like Gilly Blackfoot where a young lad’s aversion to washinDianeEdgecombAccompaniedByMargotChamberlain-PhotoByStephenCicco-ForWebg his feet causes him to fall in with a fairy band. Cloaks of invisibility and magic spells abound as hapless Gilly sets out to help free the Princess of France. Known for her vivid comedic style, Diane brings delight to her interpretations of these classic Irish favorites. This performance is accompanied by Margot Chamberlain on Celtic harp.

Celebrate St Patrick’s Day and Irish culture in style with this captivating event.

Storyteller Wows Millicent Crowd: “Unfolded with zest and humor, the story captivated the audience which scarcely moved in the course of its telling. Proof, if any such were needed, that storytelling is as vital as ever, and is in good company in the presence of Diane Edgecomb and Margot Chamberlain.” ~ The Advocate, Fairhaven, MA

Mar
18
Wed
The Golden Thread Storytelling Workshop March 11th – April 8th @ Dancing Tree Story Workshop, Gorse Mill Studios, Needham, MA
Mar 18 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Diane EdgecombTHE GOLDEN THREAD
Finding Meaning in Traditional Tales

Deepen the telling of a traditional tale with this five-session intensive with Diane Edgecomb.

Explore the roots of meaning in a fairytale and folktale of your choice using a rich variety of methods. Each week vocal, physical and image based exercises will lead workshop participants deeper into the heart of the tale – showing us ways we can unlock its meaning for ourselves and our audiences. Workshop is limited to six participants. $125 in advance and $150 day of event.

Workshops will be held at the “Dancing Tree Story Workshop,” #210 Gorse Mill Studios, 31 Thorpe Road, Needham, MA. Easy access and plenty of parking.

REGISTER NOW!   (please note when registering choose the March 11th opening workshop date and you will be considered registered for the whole series)

For more information contact:
dedge@livingmyth.com

Mar
25
Wed
The Golden Thread Storytelling Workshop March 11th – April 8th @ Dancing Tree Story Workshop, Gorse Mill Studios, Needham, MA
Mar 25 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Diane EdgecombTHE GOLDEN THREAD
Finding Meaning in Traditional Tales

Deepen the telling of a traditional tale with this five-session intensive with Diane Edgecomb.

Explore the roots of meaning in a fairytale and folktale of your choice using a rich variety of methods. Each week vocal, physical and image based exercises will lead workshop participants deeper into the heart of the tale – showing us ways we can unlock its meaning for ourselves and our audiences. Workshop is limited to six participants. $125 in advance and $150 day of event.

Workshops will be held at the “Dancing Tree Story Workshop,” #210 Gorse Mill Studios, 31 Thorpe Road, Needham, MA. Easy access and plenty of parking.

REGISTER NOW!   (please note when registering choose the March 11th opening workshop date and you will be considered registered for the whole series)

For more information contact:
dedge@livingmyth.com

Apr
1
Wed
The Golden Thread Storytelling Workshop March 11th – April 8th @ Dancing Tree Story Workshop, Gorse Mill Studios, Needham, MA
Apr 1 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Diane EdgecombTHE GOLDEN THREAD
Finding Meaning in Traditional Tales

Deepen the telling of a traditional tale with this five-session intensive with Diane Edgecomb.

Explore the roots of meaning in a fairytale and folktale of your choice using a rich variety of methods. Each week vocal, physical and image based exercises will lead workshop participants deeper into the heart of the tale – showing us ways we can unlock its meaning for ourselves and our audiences. Workshop is limited to six participants. $125 in advance and $150 day of event.

Workshops will be held at the “Dancing Tree Story Workshop,” #210 Gorse Mill Studios, 31 Thorpe Road, Needham, MA. Easy access and plenty of parking.

REGISTER NOW!   (please note when registering choose the March 11th opening workshop date and you will be considered registered for the whole series)

For more information contact:
dedge@livingmyth.com

Apr
3
Fri
The Golden Thread Weekend Storytelling Workshop @ TBD
Apr 3 @ 10:00 am – Apr 10 @ 6:30 am

The Golden Thread
Finding Meaning in Traditional Tales

Deepen your storytelling work with this weekend intensive with storyteller Diane Edgecomb.

Explore the roots of meaning in a classic fairytale of your own choice using a rich variety of methods. Each week vocal, physical and image based exercises will lead workshop participants deeper into the heart of the tale – showing us ways we can unlock its meaning for ourselves and our audiences. Workshop is limited to six participants.

When: Specific Weekend TBD

For more information or to find out if space is still available email:
dedge@livingmyth.com

Apr
8
Wed
The Golden Thread Storytelling Workshop March 11th – April 8th @ Dancing Tree Story Workshop, Gorse Mill Studios, Needham, MA
Apr 8 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Diane EdgecombTHE GOLDEN THREAD
Finding Meaning in Traditional Tales

Deepen the telling of a traditional tale with this five-session intensive with Diane Edgecomb.

Explore the roots of meaning in a fairytale and folktale of your choice using a rich variety of methods. Each week vocal, physical and image based exercises will lead workshop participants deeper into the heart of the tale – showing us ways we can unlock its meaning for ourselves and our audiences. Workshop is limited to six participants. $125 in advance and $150 day of event.

Workshops will be held at the “Dancing Tree Story Workshop,” #210 Gorse Mill Studios, 31 Thorpe Road, Needham, MA. Easy access and plenty of parking.

REGISTER NOW!   (please note when registering choose the March 11th opening workshop date and you will be considered registered for the whole series)

For more information contact:
dedge@livingmyth.com

Apr
12
Sun
One Thousand Doorways: Journey Among the Kurds of Turkey @ Bemis Hall, Lincoln, MA
Apr 12 @ 2:00 pm – 3:15 pm

Diane performs One Thousand Doorways: Journey Among the Kurds of Turkey at Bemis Hall, 15 Bedford Road in Lincoln, MA. This performance, organized by the Lincoln Council on Aging, is free and open to the public. It is suggested for adults and a general audience middle school age and older.

One Thousand Doorways description:
A chance 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 her journey through the remote mountains of Turkey and of the extraordinary people who shared their lives and their stories.

This solo performance based on true events, sheds light on the Kurds’ struggles and their ancient culture.

May
1
Fri
Flora’s Holiday @ Tower Hill Botanic Garden, Boylston, MA
May 1 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Flora’s Holiday*

Two performances: Friday, May 1 and Saturday, May 2, 6-8pm
Member $25, Non-member $30
Celebrate flowers and the coming of spring with this unique story and music journey through the beautiful springtime blossoms of Tower Hill Botanic Gardens, an event specially crafted for this landscape by master storyteller Diane Edgecomb accompanied by Celtic harper Margot Chamberlain.  The journey pauses by many interesting collections and features Greek, Norse and Native American stories about Daffodils, Lenten Roses, Pan and more… Join us for an enchanting evening walk through Tower Hill’s botanic paradise with this Living Myth event. Appropriate for adults and for children twelve years and above. Bring a cushion to sit on if you wish. The performance takes place rain or shine. In the event of severe weather, it will be held in the Stoddard Education Center Theater. Sign up early. This event is limited to 30 per performance.

Buy Tickets Now

White Daffodils

May
2
Sat
Flora’s Holiday @ Tower Hill Botanic Garden, Boylston, MA
May 2 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Flora’s Holiday*

Two performances: Friday, May 1 and Saturday, May 2, 6-8pm
Member $25, Non-member $30
Celebrate flowers and the coming of spring with this unique story and music journey through the beautiful springtime blossoms of Tower Hill Botanic Gardens, an event specially crafted for this landscape by master storyteller Diane Edgecomb accompanied by Celtic harper Margot Chamberlain.  The journey pauses by many interesting collections and features Greek, Norse and Native American stories about Daffodils, Lenten Roses, Pan and more… Join us for an enchanting evening walk through Tower Hill’s botanic paradise with this Living Myth event. Appropriate for adults and for children twelve years and above. Bring a cushion to sit on if you wish. The performance takes place rain or shine. In the event of severe weather, it will be held in the Stoddard Education Center Theater. Sign up early. This event is limited to 30 per performance.

Buy Tickets Now

White Daffodils

May
6
Wed
The Language of Flowers @ Pomperaug Woods, Southbury, CT
May 6 @ 2:30 pm – 3:45 pm

Diane and Margot perform Language of Flowers for invited guests at the Pomperaug Woods retirement community in Southbury, CT.

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?
 

May
7
Thu
The Language of Flowers @ Pomperaug Woods, Southbury, CT
May 7 @ 2:30 pm – 3:45 pm

Diane and Margot perform Language of Flowers for residents at the Pomperaug Woods retirement community in Southbury, CT.

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?
 

Jun
2
Tue
Storytelling Concert @ Riverside Day Treatment, Newton, MA
Jun 2 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am

Diane will be returning to Riverside Day Treatment to perform a private event telling stories of nature and the eternal hope of spring.

Jun
17
Wed
The Language of Flowers @ Arlington Town Hall - Arlington, MA
Jun 17 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Diane will perform The Language of Flowers for the Arlington Garden Club at Arlington Town Hall in Arlington, MA.

The Language of Flowers

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?

If you wish to preview this event, please email dedge@livingmyth.com.

Jun
19
Fri
In the Groves: A Summer Solstice Journey @ Arnold Arboretum, Boston, MA
Jun 19 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Diane and Margot perform In the Groves: A Summer Solstice Journey at Arnold Arboretum, Jamaica Plain, MA. Ticket prices are $20 per person through June 10; $25 per person after June 10. Tickets are now available through the Arnold Arboretum WebsiteListen to an audio clip from In the Groves at our page for the In the Groves CD.

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, 125 the Arborway 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 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.

Jun
20
Sat
In the Groves: A Summer Solstice Journey @ Arnold Arboretum, Boston, MA
Jun 20 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Diane and Margot perform In the Groves: A Summer Solstice Journey at Arnold Arboretum, Jamaica Plain, MA. Ticket prices are $20 per person through June 10; $25 per person after June 10. Tickets are now available through the Arnold Arboretum WebsiteListen to an audio clip from In the Groves at our page for the In the Groves CD.

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, 125 the Arborway 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 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.

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

Historic Strawberry Banke Museum

Diane and Margot perform Flora’s Holiday a unique nature oriented event for families at the Strawberry Banke Museum in Portsmouth, NH. This event is sponsored by the Herb Society of America Northeast Seacoast Unit and invites a family audience ages six and up.

This program takes place at 7pm at the Tyco Visitors Center (14 Hancock Street). If the weather is nice, the event will be held outside. Bring a blanket or chair! Admission is $8 ($5 for Strawbery Banke Museum and Herb Society members). Children are free. Pre-registration is required. To register, contact Rie Sluder at 603-642-7034 or 603-540-2075 (day of performance) nesunit@gmail.com

Flora’s Holiday!

rose - salmon elizabeth park by Ginny Mazur

Join us for Living Myth’s Diane Edgecomb and Margot Chamberlain’s production of Flora’s Holiday, a story and music excursion into the multicultural tales that surround trees, flowers and herbs. See favorite garden plants revealed in a delightful new way. Expect to laugh, to be moved, to leave your cares behind. This family friendly program is suitable for children ages six and up.

Diane and Margot have been featured on NPR and at storytelling festivals, coffeehouses, theaters, and garden clubs. Diane is known for her unique style of storytelling, where she embodies the various characters and scenes in a tale, bringing each moment alive. For this she has won the first national Oracle Award for Storytelling Excellence in the Northeast. Margot Chamberlain’s versatile approach to harp and song brings an underlying poetic weave to support each tale.

“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.

Aug
26
Wed
One Thousand Doorways @ Brownell Public Library, Little Compton, RI
Aug 26 @ 6:00 pm – 7:15 pm

Diane returns to Brownell Public Library on August 26th, 2015 to perform One Thousand Doorways Journey Among the Kurds of Turkey. The library is located at 44 Commons in the center of Little Compton, RI. This event is free and open to the public! Suggested for adults and a family audience ages 12 and over. Parking is on the road in front of the library.

One Thousand Doorways

IMG_1263A chance 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 Turkey and of the extraordinary people who shared their lives and stories with her.

 

Sep
26
Sat
The Imaginative Voice ~ a One-Day Master Class in Vocal Technique @ South Acton Congregational Church, South Acton, MA
Sep 26 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

THE IMAGINATIVE VOICE

A ONE-DAY MASTER CLASS IN VOCAL TECHNIQUE
with Award-Winning Storyteller and Theatre Artist
DIANE EDGECOMB

Saturday, September 26th from 10am-4pm.

The Imaginative Voice

Whenever we communicate a story, an idea or an image we rely on our voices to create a living world for our listeners. To do this we need a voice that is both expressive and authentic. Diane’s unique vocal and physical exercises help us to strengthen and explore the connection between the imagination and the voice increasing its flexibility, authenticity, expressiveness, range and resonance. Special emphasis is placed on finding your natural and true voice. Come prepared to engage your body, your imagination and the expressive powers of your own unique voice!
Register at the following link

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-imaginative-voice-tickets-18123012418

Registration is $100. (Early Bird special: $75!)

Location: South Acton Congregational Church, 35 School Street, South Acton, MA

Winner of the Oracle Award for Storytelling Excellence in the Northeast, Diane is known for her evocative narratives, unique characterizations and for the passion and depth of her work, whether myth, fairytale or personal story. Featured at the National Storytelling Festival and on NPR, Diane has been called “…a virtuoso of the spoken word.” by Publisher’s Weekly. Her extensive training in the voice and its potential has encompassed over twenty-five years and includes the ground-breaking approach of the Polish Laboratory Theatre. She draws from this thorough training in her workshops as well as from her innovative work as a professional storyteller and spoken word artist.

This workshop is for all those who wish to increase the expressive abilities and strength of their voice.

As a storyteller who uses her voice daily but has always been more focused on the content than the tool I was using to deliver it, I never gave much thought to my voice.  When I took Diane’s workshop, a whole new world opened to me. My understanding and ability to use my voice expanded as I grew an awareness of the depth and complexity of the tools I might now have available to me. I watched in amazement as my characters and story emerged from a deeper place of awareness and intentionality, all through a new integration of voice, posture and body.  Diane is a consummate professional. Her deep understanding of voice, character, and story comes together as she focuses on each individual’s personal needs while guiding a room of participants to deeper understanding. With Diane’s guidance, I met my stories from a new perspective and traveled with them a long way in a very short time!
Lani Peterson

Diane’s process was powerful, creative, and fun!  I learned new ways to explore the expressiveness of voice. I gained a lot in a very short time.
Jo Radner

A storyteller in the grand tradition, Edgecomb is a virtuoso of the spoken word.
Publisher’s Weekly

Sep
28
Mon
One Thousand Doorways @ Brightview North Andover - North Andover, MA
Sep 28 @ 10:30 am – 11:45 am

Diane will perform One Thousand Doorways, a Journey Among the Kurds of Turkey at Brightview North Andover in North Andover, MA. This event is free and open to the public.

One Thousand Doorways

IMG_1263A chance 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 Turkey and of the extraordinary people who shared their lives and stories with her.

This riveting one woman performance by author, theatre artist and storyteller Diane Edgecomb tells of her decades-long quest to gather the vanishing folkloric tales of the Kurds of Turkey, a people forbidden by law to speak or write their native language. Diane’s performance traces the journey from her first meetings with Kurdish refugees to her decision to find and record the last Kurdish storytellers in their remote mountain villages, places usually forbidden to outsiders. Her project resulted in A Fire in My Heart: the first collection of Kurdish folktales ever to be published in English. Along with legends from her book and slides of the region Diane recounts anecdotes and enacts scenes depicting the brave and unusual people who shared their lives and their stories with her.

 

Oct
7
Wed
The Golden Thread Workshop @ Dancing Tree Story Workshop - Needham, MA
Oct 7 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

The Golden Thread Workshop

The Golden Thread - FirebirdFinding Meaning in Traditional Tales

Deepen your exploration of story with this five-session intensive.  

Explore the roots of meaning in a fairytale of your choice using a rich variety of methods. Each week vocal, physical and image based exercises will lead workshop participants deeper into the heart of the tale – showing us ways we can unlock its meaning for ourselves and our audiences whether on stage, in the classroom or around the kitchen table.

By the end of this workshop, participants will gain an understanding of how meaning (both psychological, archetypal and mythic) is buried within a traditional tale. They will have learned several ways to discover and then unlock their own relationship to the hidden meanings of a tale through meditative explorations, body sources and active imagination. In addition they will gain familiarity with seminal thinkers in this field, intellectual figures from the history of religion, psychology and myth.

This is a five-week intensive session. We will meet Wednesday evenings from 7:00-9:00 pm on October 7th, 14th, 21st, 28th, and November 4th. Admission is $150, with a discounted rate for those who have taken the workshop before. Previous participants can contact Diane at dedge@livingmyth.com to request a discount code. Workshop is limited to six participants. Open to all levels of experience.

Tickets are for the entire series.

ONLINE REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN! 

Oct
9
Fri
Michael Punzak on story and fiddle: “With a lot of help from my friends” @ Third Life Studio, Somerville, MA
Oct 9 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Tom Megan with Accordian

Tommy Megan

Diane and Tommy Megan will be joining Michael Punzak for his performances of “With a lot of help from my friends” at Third Life Studio in Somerville, MA, on October 9th and 11th.

From Diane:

Michael is a good friend and storytelling comrade of mine. We have often performed together sharing Celtic tales and songs. I love his laid back style of storytelling and the wit and mirth he brings that leavens every tale. He will have his fiddle at the event so expect music, tale-spinning and song. Tom Megan and myself are only two of the guest artists among Michael’s musical friends.

Description in Michael’s Own words:

Diane and Michael

Diane and Michael

You’ll laugh! You’ll smile! You’ll shake your head in bewilderment! You’ll pay $15 to get in!

Michael: will play the violin, pretend to act, improvise, plagiarize other people’s jokes, sell his books, and accept cash donations!

You: will watch, listen, beat your hands together, be asked to turn off all hand-held devices, and be forbidden to throw decaying and/or squishy fruits and vegetables, and be very grateful that he persuaded two talented people to help him!

Friday, October 9th, 7:30 pm. Sunday, October 11th, 2 pm. Third Life Studio, 33 Union Square, Somerville. This is a small (capacity: 49 humans) venue, so reserve seats by calling 617-491-6723. Michael has promised not to juggle more than one object, to refrain from asking you to vote for Donald Trump, to avoid mention of Deflategate, and not to play the ney, the tympani, or the koto.

Oct
11
Sun
Michael Punzak on story and fiddle: “With a lot of help from my friends” @ Third Life Studio, Somerville, MA
Oct 11 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Tom Megan with Accordian

Tommy Megan

Diane and Tommy Megan will be joining Michael Punzak for his performances of “With a lot of help from my friends” at Third Life Studio in Somerville, MA, on October 9th and 11th.

From Diane:

Michael is a good friend and storytelling comrade of mine. We have often performed together sharing Celtic tales and songs. I love his laid back style of storytelling and the wit and mirth he brings that leavens every tale. He will have his fiddle at the event so expect music, tale-spinning and song. Tom Megan and myself are only two of the guest artists among Michael’s musical friends.

Description in Michael’s Own words:

Diane and Michael

Diane and Michael

You’ll laugh! You’ll smile! You’ll shake your head in bewilderment! You’ll pay $15 to get in!

Michael: will play the violin, pretend to act, improvise, plagiarize other people’s jokes, sell his books, and accept cash donations!

You: will watch, listen, beat your hands together, be asked to turn off all hand-held devices, and be forbidden to throw decaying and/or squishy fruits and vegetables, and be very grateful that he persuaded two talented people to help him!

Friday, October 9th, 7:30 pm. Sunday, October 11th, 2 pm. Third Life Studio, 33 Union Square, Somerville. This is a small (capacity: 49 humans) venue, so reserve seats by calling 617-491-6723. Michael has promised not to juggle more than one object, to refrain from asking you to vote for Donald Trump, to avoid mention of Deflategate, and not to play the ney, the tympani, or the koto.

Oct
14
Wed
The Golden Thread Workshop @ Dancing Tree Story Workshop - Needham, MA
Oct 14 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

The Golden Thread Workshop

The Golden Thread - FirebirdFinding Meaning in Traditional Tales

Deepen your exploration of story with this five-session intensive.  

Explore the roots of meaning in a fairytale of your choice using a rich variety of methods. Each week vocal, physical and image based exercises will lead workshop participants deeper into the heart of the tale – showing us ways we can unlock its meaning for ourselves and our audiences whether on stage, in the classroom or around the kitchen table.

By the end of this workshop, participants will gain an understanding of how meaning (both psychological, archetypal and mythic) is buried within a traditional tale. They will have learned several ways to discover and then unlock their own relationship to the hidden meanings of a tale through meditative explorations, body sources and active imagination. In addition they will gain familiarity with seminal thinkers in this field, intellectual figures from the history of religion, psychology and myth.

This is a five-week intensive session. We will meet Wednesday evenings from 7:00-9:00 pm on October 7th, 14th, 21st, 28th, and November 4th. Admission is $150, with a discounted rate for those who have taken the workshop before. Previous participants can contact Diane at dedge@livingmyth.com to request a discount code. Workshop is limited to six participants. Open to all levels of experience.

Tickets are for the entire series.

ONLINE REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN! 

Oct
21
Wed
The Golden Thread Workshop @ Dancing Tree Story Workshop - Needham, MA
Oct 21 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

The Golden Thread Workshop

The Golden Thread - FirebirdFinding Meaning in Traditional Tales

Deepen your exploration of story with this five-session intensive.  

Explore the roots of meaning in a fairytale of your choice using a rich variety of methods. Each week vocal, physical and image based exercises will lead workshop participants deeper into the heart of the tale – showing us ways we can unlock its meaning for ourselves and our audiences whether on stage, in the classroom or around the kitchen table.

By the end of this workshop, participants will gain an understanding of how meaning (both psychological, archetypal and mythic) is buried within a traditional tale. They will have learned several ways to discover and then unlock their own relationship to the hidden meanings of a tale through meditative explorations, body sources and active imagination. In addition they will gain familiarity with seminal thinkers in this field, intellectual figures from the history of religion, psychology and myth.

This is a five-week intensive session. We will meet Wednesday evenings from 7:00-9:00 pm on October 7th, 14th, 21st, 28th, and November 4th. Admission is $150, with a discounted rate for those who have taken the workshop before. Previous participants can contact Diane at dedge@livingmyth.com to request a discount code. Workshop is limited to six participants. Open to all levels of experience.

Tickets are for the entire series.

ONLINE REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN! 

Oct
28
Wed
The Golden Thread Workshop @ Dancing Tree Story Workshop - Needham, MA
Oct 28 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

The Golden Thread Workshop

The Golden Thread - FirebirdFinding Meaning in Traditional Tales

Deepen your exploration of story with this five-session intensive.  

Explore the roots of meaning in a fairytale of your choice using a rich variety of methods. Each week vocal, physical and image based exercises will lead workshop participants deeper into the heart of the tale – showing us ways we can unlock its meaning for ourselves and our audiences whether on stage, in the classroom or around the kitchen table.

By the end of this workshop, participants will gain an understanding of how meaning (both psychological, archetypal and mythic) is buried within a traditional tale. They will have learned several ways to discover and then unlock their own relationship to the hidden meanings of a tale through meditative explorations, body sources and active imagination. In addition they will gain familiarity with seminal thinkers in this field, intellectual figures from the history of religion, psychology and myth.

This is a five-week intensive session. We will meet Wednesday evenings from 7:00-9:00 pm on October 7th, 14th, 21st, 28th, and November 4th. Admission is $150, with a discounted rate for those who have taken the workshop before. Previous participants can contact Diane at dedge@livingmyth.com to request a discount code. Workshop is limited to six participants. Open to all levels of experience.

Tickets are for the entire series.

ONLINE REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN! 

Nov
2
Mon
The Language of Flowers @ Hingham Public Library - Hingham, MA
Nov 2 @ 7:15 pm – 8:15 pm

Diane, along with Celtic harper Margot Chamberlain, will perform The Language of Flowers for the Perennial Gardeners at the Hingham Public Library in Hingham, MA. If you wish to preview, please contact dedge@livingmyth.com.

The Language of Flowers

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
Wed
The Golden Thread Workshop @ Dancing Tree Story Workshop - Needham, MA
Nov 4 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

The Golden Thread Workshop

The Golden Thread - FirebirdFinding Meaning in Traditional Tales

Deepen your exploration of story with this five-session intensive.  

Explore the roots of meaning in a fairytale of your choice using a rich variety of methods. Each week vocal, physical and image based exercises will lead workshop participants deeper into the heart of the tale – showing us ways we can unlock its meaning for ourselves and our audiences whether on stage, in the classroom or around the kitchen table.

By the end of this workshop, participants will gain an understanding of how meaning (both psychological, archetypal and mythic) is buried within a traditional tale. They will have learned several ways to discover and then unlock their own relationship to the hidden meanings of a tale through meditative explorations, body sources and active imagination. In addition they will gain familiarity with seminal thinkers in this field, intellectual figures from the history of religion, psychology and myth.

This is a five-week intensive session. We will meet Wednesday evenings from 7:00-9:00 pm on October 7th, 14th, 21st, 28th, and November 4th. Admission is $150, with a discounted rate for those who have taken the workshop before. Previous participants can contact Diane at dedge@livingmyth.com to request a discount code. Workshop is limited to six participants. Open to all levels of experience.

Tickets are for the entire series.

ONLINE REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN! 

Dec
3
Thu
Talk on Seasonal Mythology @ Cambridge College, Cambridge, MA
Dec 3 @ 5:00 pm – 7:45 pm

Diane visits mythology classes at Cambridge College telling the Scandinavian Legend of Baldur and speak on mythology and contemporary storytelling.

Dec
7
Mon
Winter Solstice in Legend and Song @ Lincoln Garden Club at John H. Pierce House
Dec 7 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Diane, accompanied by Celtic harper Margot Chamberlain and multi-instrumentalist Tom Megan performs Winter Solstice in Legend and Song at the John H. Pierce House in Lincoln, MA for the Lincoln Garden Club. The show will begin at 10 am.

wintersolsticeThe Winter Solstice in Legend and Song 

Celebrate the Winter Solstice with classic evergreen myths, haunting legends of light and entertaining tales accompanied by traditional songs and original music. Join master storyteller Diane Edgecomb, along with Celtic harper Margot Chamberlain and multi-instrumentalist Tom Megan, as they offer a fascinating look at the stories behind our holiday traditions. Featured stories include the beautiful Scandinavian “Legend of the Mistletoe,” the story of the Christmas Rose, and humorous English Wassail traditions. Lovely instrumental melodies, evoking the warmth of the season, round out the event.

Dec
11
Fri
Winter Solstice in Legend and Song @ Fiske Public Library, Wrentham, MA
Dec 11 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Diane, Margot and Tom perform Winter Solstice in Legend and Song at the Fiske Public Library in Wrentham, MA for the Evening Book Discussion Group. Sign-up to the general public now available by calling the Front Desk of the Fiske Public Library at: (508) 384-5440. Recommended for adults and an older family audience.

wintersolsticeThe Winter Solstice in Legend and Song 

Celebrate the Winter Solstice with classic evergreen myths, haunting legends of light and entertaining tales accompanied by traditional songs and original music. Join master storyteller Diane Edgecomb, along with Celtic harper Margot Chamberlain and multi-instrumentalist Tom Megan, as they offer a fascinating look at the stories behind our holiday traditions. Featured stories include the beautiful Scandinavian “Legend of the Mistletoe,” the story of the Christmas Rose, and humorous English Wassail traditions. Lovely instrumental melodies, evoking the warmth of the season, round out the event.

Mar
14
Mon
A Thousand Doorways @ Central Square Theater, Cambridge MA
Mar 14 @ 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm

March 14th at 8 pm DEdgecombKurdshepherdsiane will present A Thousand Doorways the riveting story of her journey to the Kurdish region of Turkey at Central Square Theater, Cambridge, MA as part of their series on women’s voices: “That’s What She Said: A Feminine Perspective. 

Learn more about A Thousand Doorways and watch a preview video!

Mar
18
Fri
Family Storytelling Workshop @ Muddy Brook Regional Elementary School
Mar 18 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

Diane presents an interactive workshop for Muddy Brook students and their parents in Storytelling called: Tell Me A Story! More information on the workshop is below.

Tell Me A Story: A workshop presentation for families with award winning storyteller and author: Diane Edgecomb

Turn off the television! Turn off the computer! For a short while each day, share quality time together. Share stories. In this workshop parents and children will explore several fun ways that storytelling can enrich their lives and the lives of those around them. Using a combination of demonstration and exercises that require active participation, Diane leads the group through an overview of storytelling possibilities including:

  • Spontaneous storytelling and Storytelling games that can be played by the whole family.
  • Creating adaptations: Learning how to tell a favorite fairy tale in your own words.
  • Working with personal and Family stories How to discover them? How can we enhance them? Finding a time and place to share them?

About Diane Edgecomb
Diane leads workshops regularly for both adults and young students, on college campuses and for storytelling conferences such as the National Storytelling Network conference, New England’s Sharing the Fire conference and many others. Her innovative approaches to teaching the storytelling art have been an inspiration to new tellers and seasoned professionals alike. Some of her most recent workshops are: The Golden Thread: Finding Meaning in Traditional Tales and Transforming Voice. Diane is also known as a leader in using storytelling to promote nature and environmental awareness and has been brought to all major nature venues in the Northeast to give workshops to nature educators on the many ways to link storytelling to the natural world.

Mar
19
Sat
Stories to Celebrate Maple Sugaring @ Breakheart Reservation, Saugus, MA
Mar 19 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

Diane shares best loved nature tales that celebrate Maple trees, Maple sugaring and great kids who are Nature Nuts at this Breakheart Reservation Maple Sugaring event.
Diane performs at 11:30, 12:15 and 1:00 pm in between other great activities, tours, hot chocolate and Pancakes with… guess what? Maple Syrup!!

$5 per person and $20 for a family of 6.

Mar
23
Wed
The Language of Flowers @ Burlington Garden Club at Burlington Senior Center in Burlington, MA
Mar 23 @ 7:15 pm – 8:15 pm

Diane and Celtic harper Margot Chamberlain will perform The Language of Flowers for the Burlington Garden Club at the Burlington Senior Center in Burlington, MA. This event is for garden club members only. To preview this event, please email dedge@livingmyth.com.

The Language of Flowers

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?

Mar
31
Thu
A Thousand Doorways @ Cambridge College, Cambridge, MA
Mar 31 @ 6:15 pm – 7:30 pm

DEdgecombKurdshepherdsiane will present A Thousand Doorways at Cambridge College in Cambridge, MA. This event is for Cambridge College students and faculty and their invited guests. This is the second time Diane will be performing at Cambridge College.

Learn more about 1,000 Doorways and watch a preview video!

 

Apr
2
Sat
Workshop in Nature Myths at Sharing the Fire 2016 @ Sharing the Fire Conference, UMASS Hotel & Conference Center, Amherst, MA
Apr 2 @ 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm

Sharing the Fire 2016 Storytelling Conference

Sharing the Fire 2016Diane will be leading a storytelling workshop on nature myths at the Sharing the Fire 2016 Storytelling Conference, “Storytelling in a Changing World.” The conference will be held April 1-3, 2016, at the UMASS Hotel & Conference Center on the UMASS Amherst campus in Amherst, MA, and Diane’s workshop will take place on Saturday at 3:30 pm. The Keynote Speakers/Performers at Sharing the Fire 2016 are Milbre Burch and Jay O’Callahan, two of the finest storytellers in the country. The League for the Advancement of New England Storytelling (LANES) has sponsored this conference for many years. If you live in the area, the price is right. If you live a distance away, it is well worth the expense of a trip. The people who come to this festival welcome newcomers warmly. In the multiple workshops offered you will learn more about storytelling than you can imagine.

Diane’s Nature Myths workshop will be useful to anyone interested in drawing from the natural world to craft a story, including storytellers, teachers, naturalists, or clergy members. Registration is available through the LANES website.

Nature Myths: Sourcing Meaning in the Natural World

Nature Myths, featuring Diane EdgecombMysterious and evocative, nature myths bring us into a more direct and profoundly human experience of the natural world. Far from being passé, these deep stories that explore the being-essence of plants and elements of nature, bring meaning to our eyes and heart. Diane will present nature myths from her repertoire of over sixty tales. By discussing their nuances as well as the proper approach to bringing them to life, we will see many possible ways they can bring new life to our own experience of nature as well as that of our communities.

About Diane Edgecomb:

A featured teller on NPR’s Living On Earth as well as the National Storytelling Festival, Diane has created over 20 innovative performances, from Solstice Events rich in seasonal mythology to the nature-centric “Language of Flowers” and “In the Groves,” her newest CD and winner of the Storytelling World Award.

Apr
6
Wed
The Language of Flowers @ The "Natick 15" Garden Club - Natick, MA
Apr 6 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am

Diane, accompanied by Celtic harper Margot Chamberlain, will perform The Language of Flowers at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Natick, MA, sponsored by the “Natick 15” Garden Club. The day begins with refreshments at 10:00 am followed by the performance at 10:30. Come for any or all of the event. This event is free and open to the public, especially the Natick Community

The Language of Flowers

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?

Apr
7
Thu
The Language of Flowers @ Holden Garden Club - Holden, MA
Apr 7 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Diane will perform The Language of Flowers for the Holden Garden Club at the Holden Senior Center in Holden, MA. The evening begins with refreshments at 6:45, followed by a brief meeting at 7. Entertainment starts at 7:40. Come for any or all of the event. This event is free and open to the public.

The Language of Flowers

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?

Apr
11
Mon
The Language of Flowers @ Canton Garden Club - Canton, MA
Apr 11 @ 7:45 pm – 8:45 pm

Diane will perform The Language of Flowers for the Canton Garden Club at the Canton Senior Center in Canton, MA. Entertainment starts at 7:45. Come for any or all of the event. This event is free and open to the public. If you wish to preview, please contact diane@livingmyth.com.

The Language of Flowers

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?

Apr
14
Thu
The Language of Flowers @ Goddard House, Brookline, MA
Apr 14 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Diane and Celtic harper Margot Chamberlain will perform The Language of Flowers at the Goddard House in Brookline, MA. This event is free and open to the public!

The Language of Flowers

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

Flora’s Holiday*

Two performances: Friday, May 6th and Saturday, May 7th, 6-8pm

Tickets:
Early bird pricing before April 21st: $20 for members, $25 for non-members
After April 21st: $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 journey through the springtime blossoms of Tower Hill Botanic Gardens. 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. Locations include 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 tales, music and songs are drawn from Ancient Greek, Roman, Norse, Persian and Native American cultures delving into the mythical origins and meanings of favorite garden plants. Venture into spring with this enchanting evening stroll through Tower Hill’s botanic paradise. Each performance is limited to an audience of 30, so buy tickets early. Appropriate for adults and for children twelve years and above. Bring a cushion or light portable stool to sit on if you wish. The performance takes place rain or shine. In the event of severe weather, it will be held in the Stoddard Education Center Theater.

Register for the Event!

White Daffodils

May
7
Sat
Flora’s Holiday @ Tower Hill Botanic Garden, Boylston, MA
May 7 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Flora’s Holiday*

Two performances: Friday, May 6th and Saturday, May 7th, 6-8pm

Tickets:
Early bird pricing before April 21st: $20 for members, $25 for non-members
After April 21st: $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 journey through the springtime blossoms of Tower Hill Botanic Gardens. 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. Locations include 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 tales, music and songs are drawn from Ancient Greek, Roman, Norse, Persian and Native American cultures delving into the mythical origins and meanings of favorite garden plants. Venture into spring with this enchanting evening stroll through Tower Hill’s botanic paradise. Each performance is limited to an audience of 30, so buy tickets early. Appropriate for adults and for children twelve years and above. Bring a cushion or light portable stool to sit on if you wish. The performance takes place rain or shine. In the event of severe weather, it will be held in the Stoddard Education Center Theater.

Register for the Event!

White Daffodils

May
11
Wed
The Language of Flowers @ Framingham Garden Club - Wayland, MA
May 11 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Diane and Celtic harper Margot Chamberlain will perform The Language of Flowers for the Framingham Garden Club at the Sandy Burr Country Club in Wayland, MA, as part of their annual luncheon. This event is for garden club members only.

The Language of Flowers

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?

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

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

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.

INSECT COMEDY!

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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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Don’t miss the best storytelling conference in America! The National Storytelling Network’s annual conference has as its theme Spotlight on Storytelling. On July 22nd Diane will join other Oracle Award Regional Excellence winners for a showcase of stories starting at 3:30 pm. And on July 23rd Diane will present her workshop “Embody Your Story.” The National Storytelling Network is the leading advocate for storytelling and its uses through its conferences, workshops and outreach. The conference will be held in its 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, Gloucester, MA
Jul 26 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

A Thousand Doorways
Diane’s true story of her life-changing travels in the Kurdish region of Turkey will be featured at Gloucester Stage, Gloucester, MA on Tuesday, July 26th at 7:30pm
Mark your Calendar or BUY
TICKETS NOW!

“There is one world, but a thousand doorways.” ~Kurdish Proverb

IMG_2970A Thousand Doorways is the true account of Diane’s decade long quest to document the vanishing folkloric tales of the Kurds of Turkey. The performance takes us on an exotic journey from Diane’s first humorous meetings with carpet dealers and chain-smoking octogenarians to her travels up sheer mountain passes to the remote Kurdish villages usually forbidden to outsiders.

A Thousand Doorways is based entirely on true events.

Gloucester Stage Black Box TheaterA Thousand Doorways will be part of Gloucester Stage’s Never Dark Series!

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.

Buy your tickets today!

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!

Events- Fireside

Folks enjoying s’mores after the fireside tales.

A campfire with an ocean view.

Sep
13
Tue
The Language of Flowers @ Duxbury Garden Club at Duxbury Bay Maritime School, Duxbury, MA
Sep 13 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Diane and Celtic harper Margot Chamberlain will perform The Language of Flowers for the Duxbury Garden Club at the Duxbury Bay Maritime School in Duxbury, 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?

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?

Oct
7
Fri
Diane will be an MC at the National Storytelling Festival @ International Storytelling Center, Jonesborough, TN
Oct 7 – Oct 9 all-day

I will be an MC for the National Storytelling Festival this October…

Jonesborough Tennessee home to the National Storytelling Festival

Jonesborough Tennessee home to the National Storytelling Festival

If you don’t know much about the festival, storytellers with national and international fame gather to tell tales in several outdoor tents. No ordinary tents though! Each one holds 1,000 people. Looking forward to being with the tribe!! More information at this link.

 See a slide show of my storytelling work as a featured teller at the National Festival in 2013!

 

Oct
17
Mon
The Language of Flowers @ Greenleaf Garden Club, Milford, MA
Oct 17 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Diane and Celtic harper Margot Chamberlain will perform The Language of Flowers for the Greenleaf Garden Club of Milford Massachusetts on October 17th. 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 there. 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 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?

Oct
27
Thu
Family Literacy Day Performance @ The Adult Learning Center, New Bedford, MA
Oct 27 @ 9:30 am – 10:15 am

Diane performs stories on the themes of Character and Courage for Family Literacy Day at the Adult Learning Center in New Bedford, MA

 

This performance and the subsequent Family Adventures in Reading Break-out Workshops at the Learning Center are funded in full by the Mass Humanities FAIR program. The picture book explored during the sessions will be The Upside Down Boy!

Family Adventures In Reading workshop sessions @ The Adult Learning Center, New Bedford, MA
Oct 27 @ 10:45 am – 12:00 pm

Diane leads one of the break-out sessions – a book discussion to open up ideas and perspectives on the themes of Character and Courage for Family Literacy Day at the Adult Learning Center in New Bedford, MA

The picture book explored during the sessions will be The Upside Down Boy!This performance and the subsequent Family Adventures in Reading Break-out Workshops at the Learning Center are funded in full by the Mass Humanities FAIR program.

Nov
5
Sat
Tell Me a Story ~ a storytelling workshop @ NASA Conference at Newton South High School, Newton, MA
Nov 5 @ 9:30 am – 10:45 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/

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 everyone but please arrive by 6:45 pm before the Garden Club meeting.

WSolsticePhotoPamelaRubyRussell3277-ForPrint - Version 2The 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
12
Mon
Winter Solstice in Legend and Song @ Abington Garden Club, Abington, MA
Dec 12 @ 12:45 pm – 1:45 pm

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

WSolsticePhotoPamelaRubyRussell3277-ForPrint - Version 2The 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 the historic Loring-Greenough House, in Jamaica Plain, MA, on Friday, December 16th and Saturday, December 17thl.  The event begins at 8pm / Doors open at 7:30. Tickets $25 – includes traditional refreshments.

 

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 the historic Loring-Greenough House, in Jamaica Plain, MA, on Friday, December 16th and Saturday, December 17thl.  The event begins at 8pm / Doors open at 7:30. Tickets $25 – includes traditional refreshments.

 

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 the Winter Solstice in Legend and Song at the Loring-Greenough House, in Jamaica Plain, MA. Starts at 2 pm. Tickets are $20 for adults and $15 for ages 7-16. A brief gathering with free seasonal refreshments will be served 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 an older family audience.

Dec
21
Wed
Winter Solstice in Legend and Song @ New Hampshire Theatre Project, Portsmouth, NH
Dec 21 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Join Diane, harper Margot Chamberlain and multi-instrumentalist Tom Megan for a featured performance of The Winter Solstice in Legend and Song, at New Hampshire Theatre Project on the Winter Solstice! This special event is expected to sell out, so get your tickets in advance! Please make your reservations for tickets by phone at 603-431-6644, ext. 5, or email reservations@nhtheatreproject.org. New Hampshire Theatre Project will confirm your reservations and send a link for payment.

wintersolsticeThe Winter Solstice in Legend and Song 

Award winning performer Diane Edgecomb accompanied by Celtic harpist Margot Chamberlain and multi-instrumentalist Tom Megan offers a fascinating look at the stories behind our holiday traditions. 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. Songs and sing-along moments evocative of the season and lovely instrumental melodies on Celtic harp and synthesizer round out the event.

“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

Jan
22
Sun
Life Stories Workshops @ Pilgrim Church, Sherborn, MA
Jan 22 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

WINTER’S TALES

Who doesn’t love a good story? With the popularity of the Moth and This American Life, storytelling is on the rise. This January and February, Oracle award-winning storyteller Diane Edgecomb will bring storytelling workshops as well as a shared-stories event to Pilgrim Church to brighten up the winter months. Come for the first workshop session and get your feet wet! Learn about story while discovering storytelling nuggets from your own life. Come for the second session as we go in-depth with our tales, finding out how deeply satisfying it can be to craft an experience from life into a tale to be shared. Those who wish can be coached to share a seven-minute story – Moth style – at the final evening presentation on February 11th at 6:30 pm where Diane will also present her true-life tales.

Feb
4
Sat
Life Stories Workshop @ Pilgrim Church, Sherborn, MA
Feb 4 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

WINTER’S TALES

Who doesn’t love a good story? With the popularity of the Moth and This American Life, storytelling is on the rise. This January and February, Oracle award-winning storyteller Diane Edgecomb will bring storytelling workshops as well as a shared-stories event to Pilgrim Church to brighten up the winter months. Come for the first workshop session and get your feet wet! Learn about story while discovering storytelling nuggets from your own life. Come for the second session as we go in-depth with our tales, finding out how deeply satisfying it can be to craft an experience from life into a tale to be shared. Those who wish can be coached to share a seven-minute story – Moth style – at the final evening presentation on February 11th at 6:30 pm where Diane will also present her true-life tales.

Feb
11
Sat
Winter’s Tales: a Shared Stories Event @ Pilgrim Church, Sherborn, MA
Feb 11 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

WINTER’S TALES

Who doesn’t love a good story? With the popularity of the Moth and This American Life, storytelling is on the rise. This January and February, Oracle award-winning storyteller Diane Edgecomb will bring storytelling workshops as well as a shared-stories event to Pilgrim Church to brighten up the winter months. Come for the first workshop session and get your feet wet! Learn about story while discovering storytelling nuggets from your own life. Come for the second session as we go in-depth with our tales, finding out how deeply satisfying it can be to craft an experience from life into a tale to be shared. Those who wish can be coached to share a seven-minute story – Moth style – at the final evening presentation on February 11th at 7 pm where Diane will also present her true-life tales.

Feb
16
Thu
The Language of Flowers @ Sterling Garden Club at First Church, Sterling, MA
Feb 16 @ 10:45 am – 11:45 am

Diane and Celtic harper Margot Chamberlain will perform The Language of Flowers for the Sterling Garden Club at the First Church of Sterling, 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?

Mar
3
Fri
Pontine Theatre Presents A Thousand Doorways @ Newington Town Hall, Newington, NH
Mar 3 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

A Thousand Doorways, the true story of Diane’s travels in the Kurdish region of Turkey will be produced by Pontine Theatre at Newington Town Hall, 336 Nimble Hill Rd, Newington, CT Friday March 3rd at 7 pm, Saturday, March 4th at 4 pm and Sunday, March 5th at 2 pm.
TICKETS AVAILABLE NOW!

“There is one world, but a thousand doorways.” ~Kurdish Proverb

IMG_2970A Thousand Doorways is the true account of Diane’s decade long quest to document the vanishing folkloric tales of the Kurds of Turkey. The performance takes us on an exotic journey from Diane’s first humorous meetings with carpet dealers and chain-smoking octogenarians to her travels up sheer mountain passes to the remote Kurdish villages usually forbidden to outsiders.

A Thousand Doorways is based entirely on true events.
View the Video Trailer here:

Mar
4
Sat
Pontine Theatre Presents A Thousand Doorways @ Newington Old Town Hall, Newington, NH
Mar 4 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm

A Thousand Doorways, the true story of Diane’s life-changing travels in the Kurdish region of Turkey will be produced by Pontine Theatre at Newington OLD Town Hall, 336 Nimble Hill Rd, Newington, CT (Newington Old Town Hall is further down Nimble Hill Road than the new Newington Town Hall (on the left) Newington Old Town Hall is on the right and has “Newington” on the front of the building, just before you reach the dead end part of Nimble Hill Road.

Friday March 3rd at 7 pm, Saturday, March 4th at 4 pm and Sunday March 5th at 2 pm.


TICKETS AVAILABLE NOW!

“There is one world, but a thousand doorways.” ~Kurdish Proverb

IMG_2970A Thousand Doorways is the true account of Diane’s decade long quest to document the vanishing folkloric tales of the Kurds of Turkey. The performance takes us on an exotic journey from Diane’s first humorous meetings with carpet dealers and chain-smoking octogenarians to her travels up sheer mountain passes to the remote Kurdish villages usually forbidden to outsiders.

A Thousand Doorways is based entirely on true events.
View the Video Trailer here:

Mar
5
Sun
Pontine Theatre Presents A Thousand Doorways @ Newington Old Town Hall, Newington, NH
Mar 5 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

A Thousand Doorways
Diane’s true story of her life-changing travels in the Kurdish region of Turkey will be produced by Pontine Theatre at Newington Old Town Hall on March 3-5th.


Mark your Calendar or BUY TICKETS NOW!

“There is one world, but a thousand doorways.” ~Kurdish Proverb

IMG_2970A Thousand Doorways is the true account of Diane’s decade long quest to document the vanishing folkloric tales of the Kurds of Turkey. The performance takes us on an exotic journey from Diane’s first humorous meetings with carpet dealers and chain-smoking octogenarians to her travels up sheer mountain passes to the remote Kurdish villages usually forbidden to outsiders.

A Thousand Doorways is based entirely on true events.
View the Video Trailer here:

Mar
18
Sat
Fairy Legends of Ireland @ Jones Library, Amherst, MA
Mar 18 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am

Jones Library is celebrating their 40th Anniversary of their “Children’s Music Series”  Fairy Legends of Ireland will be one of their Special Events!!

We wish you Congratulations on a successful series!! Diane and Margot

FAIRY LEGENDS OF IRELAND
Master Storyteller Diane Edgecomb accompanied by Celtic harper Margot Chamberlain

There is plenty of laughter and delight in this animated retelling of Ireland’s best-loved gems including Irish favorites like Gilly Blackfoot where a young lad’s aversion to washinDianeEdgecombAccompaniedByMargotChamberlain-PhotoByStephenCicco-ForWebg his feet causes him to fall in with a fairy band. Cloaks of invisibility and magic spells abound as hapless Gilly sets out to help free the Princess of France. Known for her vivid comedic style, Diane brings delight to her interpretations of these classic Irish favorites. This performance is accompanied by Margot Chamberlain on Celtic harp.

Celebrate St Patrick’s Day and Irish culture in style with this captivating event.

Storyteller Wows Millicent Crowd: “Unfolded with zest and humor, the story captivated the audience which scarcely moved in the course of its telling. Proof, if any such were needed, that storytelling is as vital as ever, and is in good company in the presence of Diane Edgecomb and Margot Chamberlain.” ~ The Advocate, Fairhaven, MA

Mar
25
Sat
Fun with Aesop’s Fables Workshop at the Northeast Storytelling Conference @ Plymouth, MA
Mar 25 – Mar 26 all-day

Diane presents her workshop “Fun with Aesop’s Fables” Saturday from 1:30-3:00 pm as part of Northeast Storytelling’s 2017 Sharing the Fire Storytelling Conference. The theme this year is, “Voices Across Borders: Creating Connection” and the conference will be held at the 1620 Hotel in Plymouth, MA. Register today for this stellar storytelling conference!

Diane’s workshop for this year’s Sharing the Fire will be on Saturday, March 25th from 1:30 -3:00 pm. Sign up for the whole day of workshops or come for the whole Conference which runs from Friday, March 24th pre-conference intensives through till Sunday, March 26th. Find out why this is one of the most popular storytelling conferences around! Check out the program booklet of all of the offerings here: http://lanes.org/storytelling-conference/conference-program-booklet/

Fun with Aesop’s Fables a storytelling workshop led by Diane Edgecomb

hare-and-tortoise-loZany Animal Characters, Witty Plots and Human Foibles, Aesop’s Fables are just plain FUN to work with! These tales provide clever commentary on human failings by using timeless themes, characters and situations. Learn how to send-up contemporary situations that abound in greed, lies, excessive pride, excessive speed or an amusing lack of focus by improvising with these classic short tales. We’ll work with rhyme, word-play, exaggerated characters and absurd new situations to open up the fables to contemporary commentary. You’ll leave with a little gem to add to your repertoire while learning engaging techniques for working with “value” able tales.

Apr
5
Wed
The Language of Flowers @ Raynham Public Library, Raynham, MA
Apr 5 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Diane will be accompanied by Celtic harper Margot Chamberlain for a performance of The Language of Flowers for the Friends of the Raynham Library in Raynham, MA to compliment their 2017 Community Read program. This is the 8th year of the program and for their 2017 program they have chosen the book “The Language of Flowers” by Vanessa Diffenbaugh. This event is free and open to the public.

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?

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?

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
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?