My programs and stories
What are my programs like?
Programs can be customized around a theme on request.
Whether the tales are from Ireland or...
Are they ALL Irish tales?
Others, like "The Sky-Foogle of Chillicothe" are American folk tales. Please see my page on "Ohio and Appalachian Tales" for more information on American programs.
You sing, too?
Yes, a bit. Folksongs like "De Luain, De Mairt" (Monday, Tuesday), traditional songs like "Molly Malone" (in English or Irish), some that bridge the old and new worlds like "Connamara Cradle Song/Down in the Valley" or the totally American "When Irish Eyes are Smiling" and "Arkansas Traveller".
I've even written a lyric or two, myself...
Can I see you tell on-line?
Yes! I have "The Giant's Heart" up on YouTube
And what kind of tales do you tell?
Seamus was a wanderer, a rover, a traveling man, if you will, back in the days of "once upon a time". He walked the hills and valleys of Ireland as much for the fun of it as anything else for he was the sort of personnjoyed having adventures. And as you know, that is precisely the sort of person to whom adventures happen...
And it was here Someone played a bit of a joke on me, but that's a story to itself...
Where have you told?
I've told for church groups and libraries, social and business groups plus festivals.
Here are a few of the places I've been--