Celebrate Spring with music and stories. The Mountain Storyteller’s Guild will be joined by local musicians. The stories and instrumental music will be appropriate for ages 9-109 with a little something for everyone. Spring stories like spring itself are about hope, promise, and mud.
Olga Morrill (Foolish Frog) tells stories indiscriminately to all ages and species. She believes stories can change the World – or at least the way we see it. She works at the Conway Library and is a member of the Mt. Storytellers Guild, LANES and NSN.
Andy Davis (Stilted Chickens) has carried his rucksack of tales tall and true from Paris to Bamako to San Diego. He lives in the shadow of Mt. Chocorua, where he co-directs the World Fellowship Center, an educational family camp and retreat center devoted to peace and social justice. He aspires to become a post-carbon itinerant bicycling storyteller.
Arthur Surrette (The Dance) Arthur moved to the North Country in the late 80’s. He felt a spiritual connection and never left. Arthur draws on his knowledge of small town life to spin his humorous tales, poems, and anecdotes. His stories celebrate the human spirit, warts and all!
Matt Krug (The Perfect Throw) is a teacher and storyteller living in the Mount Washington Valley. He is best known for his Stories Behind the Stars introduction to the night sky astronomy/storytelling program. Besides “Star Stories” Matt spins traditional folk tales and personal adventures.
Jo Radner (Feet First) is a storyteller, oral historian, and folklorist who has performed from Maine to Hawaii. Her stories favor characters whose lives defeat simple explanations; some of these are recorded on her award-winning CD, Yankee Ingenuity: Stories of Headstrong and Resourceful People. She is past president of the American Folklore Society and the National Storytelling Network.
Puckerbrush is a Celtic Band comprised of local residents Gale Johnsen, Peter Kimball, and Candace Maher. They perform a variety of traditional and modern Irish music as well as old and new folk ballads. They are also a regular and welcome feature at local contra dances.