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“The Language of Flowers” Storytelling & Celtic harp @ The International Storytelling Center, Jonesborough, TN
September 6 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Wednesday, September 5th, don’t miss: The Language of Flowers
The Language of Flowers
Celebrate flowers and the stories that have been told about them through the ages with 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, including the delightful Native American story about the Dandelion. Accompanied by harper Margot Chamberlain, the performance features songs and Celtic harp interludes as well as entertaining pieces about the mysterious “Language of Flowers,” celebrated in Victorian times.
About the Residency: Diane is thrilled to represent the storytelling art as Storyteller in Residence at the International Storytelling Center for the week of September 2nd – September 7th. Each day at 2:00 pm there will be a matinee performance featuring some of Diane’s most beloved pieces. Accompanied by Celtic harper Margot Chamberlain, the matinees will feature award-winning pieces such as Diane’s rendition of the famous Irish love story “Deirdre of the Sorrows” and her comedic upbeat spoof of New Ageism: “New Age Gawain and the Bungee-Jumping, Wild-man Green Knight.” Diane and Margot will also present: “In the Groves” a story and music exploration of the world of trees and “The Language of Flowers” with folkloric story and song about flowers through the ages.