combines the intensity of a solo performance with the intimacy of a face-to-face conversation.
"Storytelling at its best is mutual creation. Through the interaction between teller and listener, storytelling speaks to the inner child to nurture the human spirit." -
Ellin Greene, author of Storytelling: Art & Technique.
Multi-award winning musical storytelling duo, Tales ‘n Tunes (
Carol Connolly and Don Darmer), bring original songs and musical stories to audiences of all ages. The duo’s high energy shows engage children and have them singing and clapping along, and adult listeners are enchanted. Together, they bring folk and fairy tales to life for their audiences. Tales ‘n Tunes has performed at venues throughout the Northeast.
Their first CD, Travelin’ Down the Road: Sing Along Stories from Around the World, garnered a rave review in the School Library Journal and was awarded both an iParenting Media Award and a NAPPA Honors Award. Their latest CD, Bunches of Beasts, had fantastic reviews in the School Library Journal and the ALA Booklist. Bunches of Beasts also won a NAPPA Honors Award.
Audiences: PreK, K - 6th grade, Family, Adult.
Programs: "Story Safari," "Magic Carpet Ride: Middle Eastern Stories," "Victorian Songs and Stories," "Silly Songs and Stories," "Stories from a Small, Small World: Multicultural Tales and Tunes," "Anchors Aweigh! " " Character Counts," "Wild! About Reading," "Holiday Celebrations Around the World," seasonal stories and songs, and programs to suit your needs.