Tales for the Telling returns to the MAC in Parksville

A Celtic storyteller will be at the arts centre on Friday

The Celtic storyteller, Mary Gavan, is returning to the Tales for the Telling, Storytelling for Adults, stage on Friday, May 27 at 7:30 p.m.

This time the Celtic storyteller is bringing tales of “Murder and Mayhem” to make you shiver. And she is bringing along fellow storytellers, Lee Porteous and Marva Blackmore to share in the mayhem.

What strange things lurk in the hearts of men and women when murders afoul are at play?  They can be most intriguing.  This most captivating set of stories, combined with song and, perhaps, even a little audience participation, will fascinate the audience.  Murders with quirky details, devilishly apt songs to accompany a story, and a murder most justified will not only entertain, but also provide a unique and creative twist on crime, its passions, and its foibles.

Gavan is a past President of the Storytellers of Canada and has recorded an award-winning CD, The Celtic Otherworld. She has traveled nationally and internationally and always delights our audiences with her  written stories.

Porteous has appeared on the Tales for the Telling stage as both an MC and as a storyteller.  She frequently appears in Victoria and Nanaimo and has also told stories in Ottawa and in a cemetery in Alberta. Her soprano voice will also lend itself to the evening of “mayhem” as well.

Blackmore is well-known to the Tales audiences, having just performed “Turn Your Radio On” in March.

Storytelling evenings at the McMillan Arts Centre are very popular and people are encouraged to purchase their tickets in advance at the MAC (133 McMillan St., Parksville).  The Arts Centre is open from Tuesday to Saturday from 10:00 to 4:00.  Tickets are $12.00 or $10.00 for members.  Tickets may also be purchased using a credit by calling the MAC at 250-248-8185 or online at www.eventbrite.ca.

Remaining tickets will be available at the door.

For more information, call or email Marva Blackmore at 250-594-3221 or storyteller.marva@shaw.ca.

— submitted by the Marva Blackmore

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