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IN EVERY SHOW:

• A compelling reinvention of a major classic tale, requiring six months to a year to develop. • A lively mix of shorter tales, humor, legends, ballads, hair-raisers, history and lore. • Traditional Irish and American music sets the mood and deepening the spell.

Shows can last from 20 minutes to two hours according to your needs, and always end exactly on time.

ABOUT FOLK STORYTELLING:

Storytelling-- artistic, colloquial, narrative speech-- is a deeply rooted folk tradition, from blacksmith's shop to auto garage, from stoveside to folk festival, from back-porch to public radio.

Folktales have been out of general oral circulation for generations. Hearing them told well is a rare and astonishingly engaging experience. Like Shakespeare plays and balladry, they are timeless classics of oral performance.

TIM JENNINGS AND LEANNE PONDER

Among the best of today's folk storytellers, over 25 years of full time duo performance Tim and Leanne have developed a unique and compelling form of narrative entertainment.

Humor, suspense, and exhilaration interplay. The performance style is soulful, natural, animated, technically brilliant, and very expressive, with elements of chatauqua, lyceum, and vaudeville. The two are one-of-a-kind; you have not heard anything like them.

Tim and Leanne are married. They live in Montpelier, VT with a feisty little dog and a marmalade cat.

ADAPTABLE & RELIABLE

The duo crafts programs that are appropriate to and delightful for audiences of almost every age and size. Their long performing career has included a wide variety of venues, with many repeat engagments, year after year.

THE COUPLE BRINGS ALL THEY NEED

a small, effective set
lighting and sound as required
DS 36 string floor harp
Wheatstone aola concertina
baritone uke
extensive repertoire of tales and music
decades of experience

TALES FOR ALL SEASONS

  • AUTUMN SPINETINGLERS
  • TALES TO WARM THE HEART OF WINTER
  • MUD-SEASON MADNESS
  • SUMMER ENCHANTMENTS

 

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HOMECONTACT

"Enter a world where time does not matter. If you have ever wondered whether storytelling could be absolutely fascinating, give this duo a try. They are brilliant!" Folkworld
802 223 9103 • po box 522 montpelier vt 05601 • tim at folktale dot net