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May 2018

Diane tells favorite tales of spirit and nature @ “Right Between the Ears” storytelling series, Rochester, NH

May 10, 2018 @ 6:45 pm - 8:00 pm

Produced by storyteller Joanne Piazzi and held in a cozy space at RiverStones Custom Framing 33 No. Main St, Rochester, NH. This monthly evening of live storytelling features a different teller every month. Diane will be sharing favorite personal tales of spirit and nature.

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June 2018

In the Groves: A Summer Solstice Journey at Arnold Arboretum, Boston, MA

June 23, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Arnold Arboretum, 125 Arborway
Boston, MA 02130 United States
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Ancient stories of trees with music from cultures around the world accompany this twilight stroll through the beautiful groves of Boston’s favorite tree sanctuary, the Arnold Arboretum. This performance event, created by Oracle award-winning storyteller Diane Edgecomb and Celtic harper Margot Chamberlain, takes us to some of the Arboretum’s loveliest spots.

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July 2018

The Language of Flowers at Taft Public Library, Mendon, MA

July 17, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Taft Public Library, 29 North Ave
Mendon, MA 01756 United States
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The Language of Flowers celebrates flowers and the stories that have been told about them through the ages. 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, accompanied by Celtic harper Margot Chamberlain.

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Forbidden Stories Workshop @ National Storytelling Summit, Kansas City MO

July 25, 2018 - July 28, 2018
Mariott Country Club Plaza Hotel, 4445 Main Street
Kansas City, MO 64111 United States
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Diane presents her workshop "Forbidden Stories" on Friday, July 27th at 8:30 pm as part of the National Storytelling Summit in Kansas City, MO. The theme of the conference is "Communities, Conflicts, and Transformational Stories," and Diane's workshop focuses on her work with the Kurdish people. Diane shares experiences from her decades long work gathering the folkloric and true stories of the Kurds of Turkey. This silenced and persecuted community risked their safety for this project. The workshop session alternates…

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Midsummer Magic at Howland Public Library, Beacon, NY

July 25, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Howland Public Library, 313 Main St
Beacon, NY 12508 United States
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Master storyteller Diane Edgecomb accompanied by Celtic harper Margot Chamberlain perform their Midsummer Magic this July at the Howland Public Library in Beacon, NY! The performance complements Howland Public Library’s 2018 Summer Reading Theme for Adults – this year, the theme is Music! Midsummer Magic is a story and music celebration of the Summer Solstice drawn from cultures around the world. This delightful and entertaining performance brings to life ancient legends of transformation, tree-spirits and fireflies.

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September 2018

The Creative Voice Workshop @ Dancing Tree Story Workshop, Needham MA

September 22, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Dancing Tree Story Workshop, Gorse Mill Studios, 31 Thorpe Road
Needham, MA United States
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Storyteller Diane Edgecomb’s unique vocal and physical training helps us to strengthen the connection between the imagination and the voice, increasing its flexibility, authenticity, expressiveness, range and resonance.

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October 2018

A Thousand Doorways @ Oasis, Cardiff, Wales

October 13, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Oasis Cardiff, 69b Splott Road
Cardiff, Wales CF24 2BW United Kingdom
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£11.37

In Cardiff, Wales, Diane will give a benefit performance of A Thousand Doorways for Oasis, an organization that provides services for refugee families and asylum seekers. The event is part of the University of South Wales' Storytellers in Conversation Series. This performance and talk back were arranged by Dr. Joseph Sobol, professor of storytelling at the University of South Wales.

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A Thousand Doorways @ Bardon Mill & Henshaw Village Hall, Northumberland, UK

October 18, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Bardon Mill & Henshaw Village Hall Northumberland, United Kingdom + Google Map

As part of her October tour of the United Kingdom, Diane will be performing at Bardon Mill & Henshaw Village Hall in the Lakes District of England, produced by Highlights Rural Touring Scheme.

Join Diane Edgecomb and embark on a journey of intrigue and heart to record the last Kurdish storytellers!

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A Thousand Doorways @ Appleby Hub, Cumbria, UK

October 19, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Appleby Hub Cumbria, United Kingdom + Google Map

As part of her October tour of the United Kingdom, Diane will be performing at Appleby Hub in the Lakes District of England, produced by Highlights Rural Touring Scheme.

Join Diane Edgecomb and embark on a journey of intrigue and heart to record the last Kurdish storytellers!

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Transforming Voice Workshop @ Scottish International Storytelling Festival, Edinburgh, Scotland

October 24, 2018 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Scottish Storytelling Centre Edinburgh, Scotland United Kingdom + Google Map

Storyteller Diane Edgecomb’s unique vocal and physical training helps us to strengthen the connection between the imagination and the voice, increasing its flexibility, authenticity, expressiveness, range and resonance.

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A Thousand Doorways @ Scottish International Storytelling Festival, Edinburgh, Scotland

October 25, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Scottish Storytelling Centre Edinburgh, Scotland United Kingdom + Google Map

Moved by the silencing of the Kurdish language by Turkish laws, storyteller Diane Edgecomb embarks on a journey of intrigue and heart to record the last Kurdish storytellers. This true account takes us to those mountain villages, forbidden to outsiders, where the true stories of their lives and of their struggle mix with startling ancient legends.

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Ceilidh @ Scottish International Storytelling Festival, Edinburgh, Scotland

October 26, 2018 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Scottish Storytelling Centre Edinburgh, Scotland United Kingdom + Google Map

Diane tells stories in a "ceilidh style" exchange of story and song. Happy to be sharing the gathering stage with traditional tellers and musicians including George Macpherson (teller and host), Ruairidh Maclean and Michael Kerins.

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November 2018

Workshops @ Newton After School Conference, Newton MA

November 3, 2018 @ 9:05 am - 2:35 pm
Newton South High School, 140 Brandeis Road
Newton Centre, MA 02459 United States
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Diane presents two interactive workshops for after school staff at this popular conference. Topics include: Tell Me a Story- on the art of telling a story and Storytelling and the Art of Play - motivating children to tell their own tales.

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December 2018

Winter Solstice in Story and Song @ New Hampshire Theatre Project, Portsmouth, NH

December 20, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
New Hampshire Theatre Project, 959 Islington St. #3
Portsmouth, NH 03801 United States
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Celebrate the longest nights with Solstice stories and songs evoking the warmth of the season. Oracle award-winning storyteller Diane Edgecomb weaves together a tapestry of ancient tales: evergreen myths, legends of light and entertaining stories that reveal the deep meaning behind our winter holiday traditions. This theatrical storytelling, accompanied by Celtic harper Margot Chamberlain and multi-instrumentalist Tom Megan, features the Scandinavian “Legend of the Mistletoe,” seasonal music, song and humorous Wassail traditions.

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The Winter Solstice in Story and Song @ the historic Loring-Greenough House, Jamaica Plain, MA

December 21, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Loring Greenough House, 12 South Street
Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts 02130
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$20 – $25

Celebrate the longest nights with Solstice stories and songs evoking the warmth of the season. Oracle award-winning storyteller Diane Edgecomb weaves together a tapestry of ancient tales: evergreen myths, legends of light and entertaining stories that reveal the deep meaning behind our winter holiday traditions. This theatrical storytelling, accompanied by Celtic harper Margot Chamberlain and multi-instrumentalist Tom Megan, features the Scandinavian “Legend of the Mistletoe,” seasonal music, song and humorous Wassail traditions.

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The Winter Solstice in Story and Song @ the historic Loring-Greenough House, Jamaica Plain, MA

December 22, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Loring Greenough House, 12 South Street
Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts 02130
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$20 – $25

Celebrate the longest nights with Solstice stories and songs evoking the warmth of the season. Oracle award-winning storyteller Diane Edgecomb weaves together a tapestry of ancient tales: evergreen myths, legends of light and entertaining stories that reveal the deep meaning behind our winter holiday traditions. This theatrical storytelling, accompanied by Celtic harper Margot Chamberlain and multi-instrumentalist Tom Megan, features the Scandinavian “Legend of the Mistletoe,” seasonal music, song and humorous Wassail traditions.

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The Winter Solstice in Story and Song @ the historic Loring-Greenough House, Jamaica Plain, MA

December 23, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Loring Greenough House, 12 South Street
Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts 02130
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$20 – $25

Celebrate the longest nights with Solstice stories and songs evoking the warmth of the season. Oracle award-winning storyteller Diane Edgecomb weaves together a tapestry of ancient tales: evergreen myths, legends of light and entertaining stories that reveal the deep meaning behind our winter holiday traditions. This theatrical storytelling, accompanied by Celtic harper Margot Chamberlain and multi-instrumentalist Tom Megan, features the Scandinavian “Legend of the Mistletoe,” seasonal music, song and humorous Wassail traditions.

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March 2019

“Art & Spirit” in Residency at First Church Boston, MA

March 16 @ 12:00 pm - March 24 @ 5:00 pm
First Church, Boston, 66 Marlborough Street
Boston, Massachusetts 02116

Diane will be artist in residence for the week of March 16th-24th at First Church Boston as part of their acclaimed Art & Spirit series. At the Sunday service on March 17th she will be joined by Kurdish musician Andrew Mazlum Aytac on saz.

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Tell Me A Story Workshop @ First Church, 66 Marlborough Street, Boston

March 16 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
First Church, Boston, 66 Marlborough Street
Boston, Massachusetts 02116
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In this intergenerational storytelling workshop, we’ll play with the basics of storytelling: learning how to re-tell a classic folktale in our own words and exploring storytelling games that help us discover anecdotes from our own life to share.

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Fairy Legends of Ireland @ First Church, 66 Marlborough Street, Boston, MA

March 17 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

Expect music, songs and merriment in this special program by Oracle Award winning storyteller Diane Edgecomb accompanied by Margot Chamberlain on Celtic harp. This animated retelling of Ireland’s best-loved gems includes 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 out the best in these interpretations of classic Irish favorites.

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A Thousand Doorways @ First Church, Boston, MA

March 22 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
First Church, Boston, 66 Marlborough Street
Boston, Massachusetts 02116
$20 – $25

Moved by the silencing of the Kurdish language by Turkish laws, renowned American storyteller Diane Edgecomb embarks on a journey of intrigue and heart to record the last Kurdish storytellers. This is the deeply moving, richly humorous story of her travels through the remote mountains of Turkey and of the extraordinary people who shared their lives and their stories with her.

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A Thousand Doorways @ First Church, Boston, MA

March 23 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
First Church, Boston, 66 Marlborough Street
Boston, Massachusetts 02116
$20 – $25

Moved by the silencing of the Kurdish language by Turkish laws, renowned American storyteller Diane Edgecomb embarks on a journey of intrigue and heart to record the last Kurdish storytellers. This is the deeply moving, richly humorous story of her travels through the remote mountains of Turkey and of the extraordinary people who shared their lives and their stories with her.

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A Thousand Doorways @ First Church, Boston, MA

March 24 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
First Church, Boston, 66 Marlborough Street
Boston, Massachusetts 02116
$20 – $25

Moved by the silencing of the Kurdish language by Turkish laws, renowned American storyteller Diane Edgecomb embarks on a journey of intrigue and heart to record the last Kurdish storytellers. This is the deeply moving, richly humorous story of her travels through the remote mountains of Turkey and of the extraordinary people who shared their lives and their stories with her. This special matinee is followed by a reception hosted by First Church Boston and a talk-back with Diane Edgecomb and Kurdish artist Selahattin Sep whose evocative paintings are on exhibit at First Church throughout the month of March.

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April 2019

The Storyteller’s Paintbox Workshop @ Silk Road House, Berkeley, CA

April 13 @ 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Silk Road House, 1944 University Ave
Berkeley, CA 94704 United States
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$40

Would you like more expressive tools in your paintbox? Come explore a whole range of new ways to enhance your storytelling and spoken word art in this interactive workshop that tunes up all of our expressive tools.

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A Thousand Doorways @ Ashkenaz Community Center, Berkeley, California

April 14 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Ashkenaz Community Center, 1317 San Pablo Avenue
Berkeley, CA United States
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$15 – $20

Moved by the silencing of the Kurdish language by Turkish laws, renowned American storyteller Diane Edgecomb embarks on a journey of intrigue and heart to record the last Kurdish storytellers. This is the deeply moving, richly humorous story of her travels through the remote mountains of Turkey and of the extraordinary people who shared their lives and their stories with her.

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“We Stand for the ‘Stans!'” a House Concert with Diane Edgecomb and Cathryn Fairlee, Cotati, CA

April 17 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Flye for house Concert in CA April 17th 6-8 pm

Join us at this intimate house concert to hear traditional tales personally gathered in the "stans." Diane and Cathryn share the stories they gathered in remote regions - Diane's folkloric stories from Kurdistan and Cathryn's from Uzbekistan and other regions. Cathryn has been to Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan and will tell Turkemenistan stories from their most famous bard, Dede Korkut. Diane will be sharing new Kurdish folk and fairy tales never before translated or told in English.

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Fairy Legends of Ireland @ Wood Memorial Library, South Windsor, CT

April 24 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Wood Memorial Library, 783 Main Street
South Windsor, CT 06074 United States
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Diane entertains seniors at Wood Memorial Library in South Windsor, Connecticut with a delightful excursion into Irish fairy legends. Expect music, songs and merriment in this special program with harp accompaniment by Margot Chamberlain.

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May 2019

Flower Legends and Songs of the May @ York Public Library, York, ME

May 5 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
York Public Library, 15 Long Sands Road
York, ME 03909 United States

Celebrate flowers and the stories that have been told about them through the ages with this enchanting performance. Winner of the national oracle award for Storytelling Excellence in the Northeast, 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.

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The Language of Flowers ~ a Myth and Music Event @ AFTer Hours -Arts at the Armory Cafe in Somerville

May 12 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Arts at the Armory Cafe, 191 Highland Ave #1c
Somerville, MA 02143 United States
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Celebrate Mother's Day with this performance dedicated to Flowers and Mother Earth with Oracle Award-winning teller Diane Edgecomb accompanied by Celtic harper Margot Chamberlain. Held at the delightful Arts at the Armory Cafe in Somerville, the AFTer Hours Adult Folktale series brings the best in traditional tale telling to adult audiences. Come to listen and share tales at the open mike!

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Troubadour Day to Celebrate the May! @ Tower Hill Botanic Garden, Boylston, MA

May 18 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Tower Hill Botanic Garden, 11 French Drive
Boylston, MA 01505
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Enjoy each springtime path with this engaging performance created for Tower Hill's unique landscape by Oracle award-winning storyteller Diane Edgecomb and Celtic harper Margot Chamberlain.

This delightful event begins with a Maypole dance to wake up the earth and then takes the audience on a story and music journey through favorite gardens entertaining travelers with pieces from around the world that celebrate our love of flowers. Don’t expect Tower Hill’s signature Greek statuary to be silent!

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June 2019

In the Groves @ Thayer Memorial Library, Lancaster, MA

June 18 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Thayer Memorial Library, 717 Main St.
Lancaster, MA 01523 United States
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Master storyteller, Diane Edgecomb,along with Celtic harper, Margot Chamberlain, perform In the Groves: World Stories and Songs that Celebrate Trees at the Thayer Memorial Library as part of the Rosemary Davis Nature Series.

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In the Groves: A Summer Solstice Journey at Arnold Arboretum, Boston, MA

June 21 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Arnold Arboretum, 125 Arborway
Boston, MA 02130 United States

Immerse yourself in nature with ancient tales of trees, Celtic harp and song on this twilight stroll through Boston's favorite tree sanctuary. Created by Oracle award-winning storyteller Diane Edgecomb and Celtic harper Margot Chamberlain, this performance brings us to some of the Arboretum’s loveliest spots.

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In the Groves: A Summer Solstice Journey at Arnold Arboretum, Boston, MA

June 22 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Arnold Arboretum, 125 Arborway
Boston, MA 02130 United States

Immerse yourself in nature with ancient tales of trees, Celtic harp and song on this twilight stroll through Boston's favorite tree sanctuary. Created by Oracle award-winning storyteller Diane Edgecomb and Celtic harper Margot Chamberlain, this performance brings us to some of the Arboretum’s loveliest spots.

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