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Program Information

Program name: The Winter Solstice in Story and Song
Program category: Multicultural- Other
Performing Arts- Storytelling
Program length: One hour
Audience level: Adult
Audience size: 50-250
Program description: Celebrate the Winter Solstice with classic evergreen lore, haunting legends of light and entertaining tales surrounded by traditional and original music and song. Master storyteller Diane Edgecomb brings to life ancient tales of the longest nights including the Scandinavian Legend of the Mistletoe and the Apple Tree Man a humorous Wassail story from England. Accompanied by multi-instrumentalist Tom Megan this performance offers a fascinating look at the stories behind wintertime traditions. Songs evocative of the season and lovely instrumental melodies round out the event. Winner of the national ORACLE award for storytelling excellence and five Storytelling World awards, Diane's performances have toured nationally and internationally for over thirty years. A storyteller in the grand tradition, Edgecomb is a virtuoso of the spoken word, an entire cast rolled into one. - Publisher’s Weekly
Space/special requirements: Can be performed in a variety of settings from church hall to large theatre or casual library setting.
Travel restrictions: Overnight accomodation requested for event more than three hours from Boston
Program fee: $501- $1000
Is this fee negotiable? No
Mileage included? Yes
Notes about the fee:
Other notes: Praise for The Winter Solstice in Story and Song: Ms. Edgecomb is a true artist, able to evoke humor, heartbreak, or the joy of first love by her voice and manner. She can take on the personality and body language of an old man, a maiden, an ancient god, or an ox… She is a talented showman. Valerie Hadden, Boston Pagan Examiner What a fabulous performance! The stories were fascinating and the music was beautiful we had so many people stop by to say how much they enjoyed it. It was the perfect way to start off the winter season. Liz Bailey Morse Institute Library, Natick, MA The Winter Solstice in Legend and Song received rave reviews from our members. The unique blend of storytelling and music was very well-received by all. We would be pleased to be added to your list of references. Lincoln Garden Club, Lincoln, MA
Regions this program
can be performed in:
South Central
Capital District
North Country
Long Island
Program last updated: 08/05/2019
Performer Information (see all of this performer's programs)
Performer name: Diane Edgecomb
Phone: 617-522-4335
Mailing address: PO Box 300016
Boston, MA 02130
E-mail address:
Previous appearances at: Cornwall Public Library, Cornwall, NY , Lafayette Intermediate School, Waterloo, NY, Marlboro Free Library, Marlboro, NY, Utica Public Library, Utica, NY, Cortland Free Library, Cortland, NY
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Performer information last updated: 08/26/2019


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