"Michael's website has memorial information (1959-2013). As the opening there puts it:
Michael has gone home to be with the Lord in heaven on February 19th at 4:47pm. I imagine him telling his stories to the saints and taking harp lessons…"
We made the decision to be Artists, in spite of the many challenges, gladly. We have lived, sacrificed in the name of art with few regrets. But sickness doesn't respect art or artists. This group is to help inform you of those of us who are facing very difficult days due to a major illness and provide an easy way for us to join hands to help them. Our Joined Hands can make a difference.See More
Co-sponsored by the Christian Storytelling Network and Parables Tell It Like It Is, Inc.This is an equipping conference for ministries seeking to utilize the art of storytelling. However, attendance is not limited to faith-based organizations or individuals. Paid registrants will attend workshops during the day and will receive breakfast and lunch. Open mic at lunch. Free storytelling concert in the evening open to public 7pm-9pm. Visit website link, above, for info, directions, and…See More
"Thanks about Hercules. I thought the Granite State Storytelling Festival went very well, considering it was a first-time event, hosted by a delightful arts council in New London, New Hampshire, some of whom weren't quite clear on what…"
You're right about Robin Williamson, I found a video of him, online, performing The Parting Glass. What a treat to see him live, no doubt.
Sometimes, I employ my harps as sound effects during the telling. Other times, I play and sing…"
"Hi, Michael. I noticed in your photo that you perform with a Celtic harp. I do, too, and am interested in how you use it. Ever heard of or seen Robin Williamson, the great Welsh harping bard? Truly wondrous. Anyway, do you play as you speak, or use…"
Buck said I HAD to 'meet' you - he is VERY high on you and what you're about - so, here I am, hopefully, meeting you. I'm Tom Taylor, pal of Buck and Pam H., 'retired teacher' in Central Texas, doing a wide range of things, not the least of which is telling stories - heading more and more for primarily biblical stories. When u have a moment, I'd love to find out more about you. I'm on this site, as well, so you can check me out on PS, or tomtaylorstoriesplus.com, Facebook: Tale-Teller Tom Taylor; also just plain ol' Tom Taylor - and - inotherwordsdottom.com; AND storyteller.net/tellers/ttaylor - that's a clear case of "TMI" I know...my apologies.
Looking fwd to getting TMI on you, as you have the time and inclination -
Thanks about Hercules. I thought the Granite State Storytelling Festival went very well, considering it was a first-time event, hosted by a delightful arts council in New London, New Hampshire, some of whom weren't quite clear on what storytelling was, exactly, but went along with the idea anyway and were, we think, pleasantly surprised. I gave three shows, one for little kids, and two for adults. Told a slew of stories, but most memorably, during the evening show, two of my scariest items, The Storm Breeder and The Panther Boys, then finished off with The Giant, accompanied, interestingly enough, on the harp.
I was preceded by Lauretta Phillips and Lorraine Hartin-Gellardi. They were both fabulous and when I called them up to the stage at the very end, we enjoyed a thunderous standing ovation, which always makes telling stories worth while.
Glad to hear you know about Williamson. I saw him live in London about 20 years ago.
Nice guy. Good luck with your work.
Hi, Michael. I noticed in your photo that you perform with a Celtic harp. I do, too, and am interested in how you use it. Ever heard of or seen Robin Williamson, the great Welsh harping bard? Truly wondrous. Anyway, do you play as you speak, or use interludes of music, or both? Welcome to the bumptious guild.
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