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Deborah Dunleavy
Deborah Dunleavy

The Crystal: A New Year's tale from northern Quebec

Brockville storyteller Deborah Dunleavy shares a midwinter tale about a young logger and a flying canoe at a lumber camp in northern Quebec.  Go to full article
Deborah Dunleavy
Deborah Dunleavy

The Crystal: A sweet Christmas story

Brockville storyteller Deborah Dunleavy shares a childhood Christmas story about her grandfather's homemade candy canes.  Go to full article
Barbara, Sally, Peggy and Kay gathered to share stories.
Barbara, Sally, Peggy and Kay gathered to share stories.

Four friends share Thanksgiving memories

As families and friends gather for Thanksgiving meals this week, food and stories will be shared around the dinner table. Friday is the National Day of Listening, and you can celebrate by recording interviews with people you care about. You can use your mobile phone, tape recorder, computer or pen and paper. So, in the spirit of Thanksgiving -- a time of the year to get together and enjoy the company of others - we'll listen as four longtime friends in Canton share their Thanksgiving memories of family, food and glimpses into their lives.  Go to full article
Deborah Dunleavy
Deborah Dunleavy

A spooky story for the season

What would Halloween be without a spooky story? Brockville professional storyteller Deborah Dunleavy visited NCPR recently to share a favorite tale about Aaron Kelly's return from the grave for one more dance.  Go to full article
Deborah Dunleavy
Deborah Dunleavy

Preview: "River Magic" in Gananoque

Canadian storyteller and bard Deborah Dunleavy has spent the last few months as teller-in-residence at the Arthur Child Heritage Museum in Gananoque, Ontario. To celebrate, she'll host a final evening of stories and songs this Friday night at the museum. It's a program of tales and music with the St. Lawrence River as a theme. Dunleavy is co-founder of the Thousand Islands Yarnspinners. She visited NCPR last fall to share a story and her thoughts about the art of telling tales.  Go to full article

A keeper of Celtic tales

Everyone loves a good story, and Bairbre McCarthy has built a career of telling tales from her homeland. Originally from Country Clare, Ireland, McCarthy lives near Saratoga Springs and loves to share Celtic legends and folktales. McCarthy will host an evening of magical stories about ancient kings, heroes and leprechauns, Thursday night (7 pm) in the Canton Middle School Cafeteria. Todd Moe spoke with her this week during a series of storytelling workshops in Canton. McCarthy says she fell in love with stories as a child in Ireland.  Go to full article
Brockville storyteller Deborah Dunleavy
Brockville storyteller Deborah Dunleavy

The joy of telling tales

Todd Moe talks with two Canadian storytellers as they prepare for a Festival of Storytelling in Brockville, Ontario next weekend.  Go to full article

Preview: "The Vinyl Cafe" in Ogdensburg

Host Stuart McLean brings The Vinyl Cafe Christmas Show to the George Hall Auditorium in Ogdensburg this Friday night. Tickets are still available. The special event is the finale of a yearlong celebration of NCPR's 40th anniversary. The live holiday show will feature McLean's stories for the season and special musical guests. Todd Moe spoke with McLean about The Vinyl Cafe radio show that airs Sunday afternoons at 3 pm on NCPR.  Go to full article

Story-swapping: True or tall tales from the Adks

Traditional Arts in Upstate New York, TAUNY, is hosting a story-swapping session Wednesday night (7 pm) at the Horicon Community Center in Brant Lake. You're invited to share stories about encounters with mountain lions and other unusual or rare Adirondack creatures, like moose or wolves. Officially, mountain lions have been extinct in the Adirondacks since the late 1800s, but local reports of big cats have increased in the last few decades. Folklorist Nicole Farrell will lead tomorrow night's story-swapping session and she told Todd Moe she'll share her own story.  Go to full article

Stories of Christmas Past

It's Christmas Eve. For many of us that means carols, gift giving, family feasts and holiday memories. Over the last week we've collected some of your stories of Christmas past. Some are funny or poignant, others sentimental.  Go to full article

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