April 30, 2016

Here be all things Celtic for children and adults, presented in the oldest style of keeping a culture and group history alive. The teller schedule will rotate every 45 minutes and at the end of the day we present the microphone to anyone who wants to take a turn telling a story during an Oleo until closing time. Be sure to ask the individual tellers if you have specific questions about story origins, variations, and sources. Anything to enhance your experience with this most traditional and enjoyable art.

The storytelling area will be on the back slope from the Visitor’s Center, under a spread tarp if the weather is anything other than clear. There will be straw bales for seating and an AC powered audio system for the tellers.

Our Storytellers are:

Time Storytellers
10:00 — 10:45 Mylinda Butterworth — A creative designer of books and stories along with being a bardic class wrangler. An award-winning author, book designer and a storyteller who weaves stories you can see in your mind. MyLinda performs at schools, stages, as well as fires circles across the Knowne World with the SCA. 443-817-2129
10:45 — 11:30 Anna Singer — She started storytelling here at the Celtic Festival in 2012 and will tell you a tale at the drop of a hat. Her hat is in hand and ready. 240-434-8085
11:30 — 12:15 Lily Barber — “Piper the Clown” — Mother, Spanish Teacher, Children’s Entertainer, Face Painter, and Balloon Artist from Southern Maryland. Lily has been face painting for over 10 years and loves transforming anyone into their favorite fantasy character. She has learned from some of the best face painters in the country.
12:15 — 1:00 Beth Ohlsson — Beth Ohlsson’s stories bring giggles and grins to adults and children. Drawing from her theatre background and her love of folktales, she creates new versions of old stories that delight heart and soul. For more information, visit, or call Beth at 410-713-9615.
1:00 — 1:45 Margaret Chatham — She is an eclectic teller of tales from around the world who tells literary stories “just-so.” She entertains and enlightens audiences from age 4 to 104. Margaret has more than 30 years of storytelling experience. A founding member and past president, Margaret Chatham began her storytelling as a children’s librarian in Hawaii.
1:45 — 2:30 Chelise Fox — She grew up at the foot of the Rocky Mountains in Utah, and learned to tell stories at the foot of the Appalachian Mountains in Tennessee. Spinning folk and fairy tales from around the world, she believes that stories are the best way to travel. She also loves real life, which she likes to try to visit as often as she can. To contact her: 801-376-1795
2:30 — 3:15 Beth Ohlsson — Back again after her 12:15 — 1:00 performance.