Auntmama's Storytable - Entertainment Pre Digital
March 30 (Thu) 7-8:15pm
Madison Park Starbucks
4000 East Madison Street
Seattle, WA 98112
Auntmama and The Seattle Storyteller's Guild Present
The Crankie Factory!
Fiddler, step dancer, Master Crank Artist
Scottish Gaelic, teller, singer, teacher
All ages show, unusual storytelling machine!
They bring scrolled, illustrated stories, turned while telling.
It's a storytelling craft dating back many centuries.
Stories, Music and Hand Crafted Art
Come enjoy a new old Parlor Tale
New Auntie Stories written and told by
Kathya Alexander, Olubayo, Auntmama
One of the crankies is "Heart in Hand" about the relationship of quilting and old time music in the south east. Many fiddle tunes share the same name as quilt patterns: Wild Goose Chase, Sherman's March, Black Eyed Susan, Cluck Ol Hen and many others. Joining Rich with the music will be Podorythmie http://www.podorythmie.com.
The Crankie Show has played across the nation and was featured at NW Folklife last year. This is a most unusual opportunity to see a rare storytelling, musical art form recaptured and reimagined for the Storytable. Rich Moore has been singing and teaching Gaelic for 30 years and is a founding member of Slighe man Gaidheal.
Since it's Women's History Month, what better way to celebrate than with those who are keeping history alive on a scroll, a page or the tip of the tongue. We may all leave with a bit of a brogue and a song in our heart.
Directions: Drive east on Madison and just as you enter the neighborhood village, Starbucks is on your left (between E 41st Ave and E Mcgilvra Blvd).