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Deborah Dunleavy
Deborah Dunleavy

The Crystal: a Scottish tale of royal riddles

Our occasional storytelling series, The Crystal, continues. Brockville storyteller Deborah Dunleavy shares a story from Scotland about a king who tries to trick a man with a series of riddles, but in the end the joke is on him.  Go to full article
Storyteller Deborah Dunleavy
Storyteller Deborah Dunleavy

The Crystal: A Valentine's Day party to remember

This month, the Crystal storyteller Deborah Dunleavy tells a story of a Valentine's Day from her childhood where she threw a big party for her friends and her father, a firefighter, saved the day.  Go to full article
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

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
Bill Lalonde, Deborah Dunleavy, Pat Johnson and Matt Wilson in the NCPR studio.
Bill Lalonde, Deborah Dunleavy, Pat Johnson and Matt Wilson in the NCPR studio.

Morning blues and stories

It's Friday, and we celebrated with music and stories during the "8 o'clock Hour" this morning. Two members of the Thousand Islands Yarnspinners in Brockville, and the blues band Hard Pushin' Papa joined Todd Moe in the studio for a dose of tall tales and some great blues guitar-and-tuba style. All our guests will be featured at the Festival of Storytelling from September 24-25 at the Brockville Museum.  Go to full article

A story for Halloween

It's Halloween and time for an audio treat. Potsdam artist and storyteller Ed Clark shares his version of Daniel Pinkwater's "The Wizard Crystal".  Go to full article

Open Studio (complete program)

Our theme is the art of storytelling. We talk with Keene Valley town librarian Karen Glass who tells the tale of a benevolent troll. Potsdam actor and storyteller Ed Clark shares his story of a wizard, a magic crystal and some frogs. Joel Hurd and Jill Breit tell stories of music and the road. They've just finished a year-long recording tour of the North Country, meeting hundreds of musicians, as part of the UpNorth Music Project. In our Giving Voice segment, Russell poet John Berbrich connects poems and stories. Todd Moe hosts.  Go to full article
Storyteller Karen Glass. Burdett Parks photo
Storyteller Karen Glass. Burdett Parks photo

Esther, a Girl With a Dream, a story by Karen Glass

Keene Valley storyteller Karen Glass weaves stories about women around music by Dan Duggan in her collection, Phoebe's Garden and Other Stories of Strong Women, newly out from Esperance Studios in Red Creek, NY. Her story "Esther, a girl with a dream," features Dan Duggan playing the traditional tune Inishere.  Go to full article
Martha Cooper photo
Martha Cooper photo

Meet the Masters: Storyteller Catherine Charron

Long before Walt Disney and Steven Spielberg, before videos and TVs, storytelling happened the old fashioned way; one person sat down with another and talked. Catherine Charron grew up near Lake Champlain in a household full of storytellers. Lamar Bliss reports for Traditional Arts in Upstate New York about Charron's family and where Catherine is telling stories now.  Go to full article

Preview: Adirondack Storytelling Festival

The McCauley Mountain Chalet in Old Forge hosts the Adirondack Storytelling Festival this Sunday, September 8th. It's a day of tall tales, true stories, music and Adirondack crafts. Todd Moe talks with storyteller Joe Bruchac about the event.  Go to full article

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