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“In the Groves” Storytelling & Celtic harp @ The International Storytelling Center, Jonesborough, TN
September 4 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Wednesday, September 4th, don’t miss: In the Groves
In the Groves: World Stories and Songs that Celebrate Trees:
About in the Groves: Immerse yourself in nature with this story and music event celebrating the deep spirit of trees. This exquisitely crafted collection of myths, folktales and songs from around the world ranges from the humorous to the heartfelt including Kansakura, a delicate tale of love featuring the cherry trees of Japan, The Dancing Spirit of the Birch from Czechoslovakia and Three Green Ladies, a poignant legend about the ancient tree spirits of Cornwall, England. Refreshing and lyrical each piece is surrounded by evocative music from the culture, Celtic harp and song.
“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
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.