The Winter Solstice in Story & Song
On Demand Dec 1, 2021 - Jan 9, 2022
Filmed Live in 2016, & 2017 at NHTP
Celebrate the time of the longest nights with traditional Solstice stories, music and song. Entertaining and evocative, these nature-oriented pieces tell of the deep meaning behind winter holiday traditions.
Featuring master storyteller Diane Edgecomb
Accompanied by Celtic harper Margot Chamberlain & multi-instrumentalist Tom Megan
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Celebrate the Winter Solstice with haunting legends of light, evergreen traditions, and entertaining tales surrounded by traditional and original music and song. Master storyteller Diane Edgecomb brings to life ancient tales of the longest nights: the beautiful Legend of the Mistletoe from Scandinavia, humorous English Wassail traditions, and the poignant Greek legend The Halcyon Days of Peace. Accompanied by Celtic harper Margot Chamberlain and multi-instrumentalist Tom Megan this performance offers a fascinating look at the humorous and moving stories behind winter holiday traditions. Songs evocative of the season and lovely instrumental melodies round out the event.
This beautifully edited video captures the essence of this story and music trio's annual Winter Solstice Concert. Filmed LIVE at New Hampshire Theatre Project's intimate theatre in 2016 and 2017 with two cameras and superior sound, "The Winter Solstice in Story and Song" will be available as a Vimeo on Demand to ticket buyers through the entire month of December.
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“A storyteller in the grand tradition, Edgecomb is a virtuoso of the spoken word…an entire cast rolled into one!” Publisher’s Weekly
About Diane Edgecomb
Winner of the first Oracle Award for Storytelling Excellence in the Northeast and the national Circle of Excellence award, Diane is known for the passion and depth of her work whether embodying a true story or bringing renewed meaning to traditional tales. A transformational teller with a rich background in the theatre arts, Diane’s dynamic storytelling embraces elements of theatre, movement and song bringing each piece vividly to life.
About Margot Chamberlain and Tom Megan
Tom Megan accompanies The Winter Solstice performance on piano, penny-whistle, synthesizer, guitar and accordion! He has written several full-length musicals and is a winner of numerous awards for the musical stage, including the prestigious 2013 Richard Rodgers Award. Celtic harper Margot Chamberlain has accompanied storyteller Diane Edgecomb since 1989, and also performs with The Christmas Revels, at the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, and in many other venues. As a GentleMUSE, she also plays harp for staff and patients at the Dana Farber Cancer Institute.