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Heather Whaley with guitar

Storyteller & Musician

FESTIVALS – HOUSE CONCERTS – THEATRE STAGE – CAFES – PUBS – SENIOR RESIDENCES

*SOLO AND WITH OTHER STORYTELLERS AND MUSICIANS

Musical Storytelling (stories in song or woven with song)

Ballad Singing – Folk Songs – Original Songs: Blues, Jazz and Folk

Origins of HalloweenMy performances for older audiences have been described as “artistic,” “highly educational,” “interesting,” “refreshing,” “charming” and “bluesy cool!”

As adults, we love to hear good tales, and we are enriched by being given the opportunity to use our imagination and visualise the images in our head.

Modern day storytellers are committed to keeping stories and music alive by sharing some of the most famous and wonderful fairytales, folktales and legends of all time, and, as in the days of yore, some tellers also include their own tales.

Ironically, they retrieve many traditional stories from computer sites dedicated to storytelling! And we find great book sources by going to the libraries in our communities. We don’t have to travel too far to find amazing stories these days – how wonderful that there were story collectors!

“I thrive on reeling my audiences in to feel joy, togetherness and belonging, and love sharing my universal programs through a mix of traditional and personal stories and ballads and songs, individually designed for teens and adults alike. Growing up with Scottish, Irish-Liverpudlian and Italian parents and grandparents, I relate intimately to difference and sameness in cultures, impressing on a positive attitude toward humanity. I genuinely embrace my audience and anticipate each and every experience!”

Sample Programs

GalleryImageMUSICAL STORY AND SONG THEATRE with Heather and harpist Kim Michele. They tell THE NIGHTINGALE by Hans Christian Anderson through until November and THE NUTCRACKER AND THE MOUSE KING by E.T.A. Hoffman during the Christmas season. They are also available to present specialty themed sets together during invited performances at festivals and appropriate venue.

STORIES BEHIND SONGS is a solo or duet performance featuring a mix of traditional and contemporary ballads, tunes and original songs where Heather weaves brief stories, images and emotion for her listeners.

Fee Schedule

*Fee scale meets the Canada Council for the Arts and Storytellers of Canada recommended minimum rates for professional artist services. I thank you for your respect in this regard.

Corporate Concerts, Organisations and Large Events:
Based on the size of the event and audience, from $250.

Festivals:
For children or adults, please contact me to discuss, from $250.

Libraries, Retirement Homes, Camps, and House Concerts with Small Groups:
Please contact me to discuss.

Special Needs and Severely Ill / Physically and/or Mentally Challenged Group Audiences:
Please contact me to discuss potential programs and pricing.

Shall We Set a Date?

Please contact me with your request and we can discuss potential dates.

The maximum size of a group is 150. I bring props and a small amplifier with a head-set to my performances. Larger events please provide sound system if possible.