The 2008 Lower Brandywine Storytelling Festival Lineup.

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Saturday, November 15, 2008 – 9:00AM to 11:00PM

The 3rd Annual Lower Brandywine Storytelling Festival featured six world-renowned talents in a delightful day-long 'Festival of Stories.' The event offered morning olios, an open microphone, an afternoon sampler, music and one fun-filled evening storytelling concert. This third-of-its-kind event promoted good, old-fashioned entertainment for people of all ages. It featured true traditional storytelling (think Garrison Keillor); the kind that entertained our families before our digital bondage. Entirely appropriate for kids…and absolutely for adults…this was a unique program.

The Storytellers.

Willy Claflin
Again brought his totally unhinged comedy and musical surprises, along with his faithful sidekick Maynard Moose. Has crisscrossed the country since 1982, as a teacher and storyteller. He has also released nine recordings, many of them national award winners.

Danaher & MacCloud
Kate Danaher tells traditional stories of Irish life and Irish-American experience from the collection of her friend, the late Eamon Kelly, of Dublin, Ireland. With musical accompanist Amy Cloud, has entertained audiences for over 20 years as ‘Danaher & MacCloud.’

Bil Lepp
Bil headlined for the third straight year, and what a blessing that has been. He’s been a Featured Teller at the National Storytelling Festival, and is five-time Liar’s Champion of West Virginia. A very funny man, Bil has been telling tales for 15 years. During that time he has been featured at storytelling festivals across the country.

Baba Jamal Koram
An educator, folk drummer, organizer and ground-breaking storyteller in the African American Griotic Tradition, he is a past president of the National Association of Black Storytellers, Inc. and a 2001 recipient of its prestigious Zora Neale Hurston award. Health issues kept him away in 2007. We were pleased to have him perform in 2008.

A native of Osaka, Japan, Motoko has been a featured artist at the National Storytelling Festival. Her debut CD, “The Promise of Chrysanthemums” won a 2002 Parents’ Choice Silver Honor Award and a 2003 Storytelling World Award. Her stories brought her Japanese heritage to life.

Ed Stivender
A Philly native, Shakespearean actor, banjo player, theologian, teacher, Mummer, juggler, and raconteur. Has fabulated his way around the globe telling stories since 1977. Inducted into the National Storytelling Association Circle of Excellence in 1996.

William the Colonial Conjurer
William Myers presented this program especially for the young and the young-at-heart, conjuring the crowd with a fun-filled program of colonial-era magic tricks. In period costume, William treated his audience to astounding feats of awesome abracadabra  based on the accumulated secrets of the 18th century.

The Lower Brandywine Storytelling Festival is the anchor event in Lower Brandywine Presbyterian Church's Community Outreach Calendar of Events. It's fun. It's Family-friendly. And it's FREE! So forward this web address to your family, friends, neighbors and associates. But encourage them  to register today, because space is limited.

Brandywine Storytelling Festival

Find the 2013 Festival at Upland Country Day School, 420 West Street Road  Kennett Square, PA 19348  USA

The 2008 Lower Brandywine Storytelling Festival T-Shirt.

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