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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
Celebrate Mother Earth this Mother’s Day with this a dedicated to Flowers and their origins. Oracle Award-winning teller Diane Edgecomb accompanied by Celtic harper Margot Chamberlain present: The Language of Flowers: myths, legends music and song from cultures around the world that celebrate flowers. Held at the delightful Arts at the Armory Cafe in Somerville, the AFTer Hours Adult Folktale series takes place every Second Sunday, with an Open Mic at 7pm followed by the featured performance from 8-9:00. Come at 7:00 to share your own traditional folktales about Mother Nature and then relax into an hour of folkloric story, music and song.
About The Language of Flowers:
Celebrate flowers and the stories that have been told about them with this enchanting performance of tales from around the world. Master storyteller Diane Edgecomb brings to life the legends that surround favorite garden flowers revealing the deep meaning that can be 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. Diane’s humorous retelling of the Arthurian legend of Dame Ragnelle rounds out the program while answering the age old question: What do Women Desire the Most in the World?
Winner of the National Oracle award for Storytelling Excellence in the Northeast, five Storytelling World awards and a Parent’s Choice Silver Diane’s storytelling has been seen at prestigious venues throughout the country and internationally for over thirty years. She will be accompanied by long time collaborator Celtic harper Margot Chamberlain as story, music and song seamlessly combine.
About AFTer Hours Adult Folktale Series:
AFTer Hours is an adult folktale telling series finding common ground in the deep, dark roots of the World Tree of folklore and folk music. Ancient yet fresh themes and situations speak to the depths and guts of the human experience. We haven’t found this space as we can imagine it, so we’re setting out to create that shared vision in our own community. We want people to be able to connect to old stories in new ways, and rediscover the pleasure of listening to narrative stories told by people who have really practiced their art. We also want to encourage people to participate in the making of art, through the open mic portion of our events. Telling folktales live in concert creates a shared space of universality and relevance to our life experience as adults coming to grips with the world.