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"It is a pleasure to listen to a recording which takes listeners in hand from the opening bars and carries them artfully through to the end. The framing of the Celtic tales in a family story, the carefully placed musical grace notes in the stories of The Red Pirnie and Oisin and The Land of Youth, the palate cleansing musical interludes, and the carefully chosen language of the stories pay off in a finely crafted recording. With or without a glass of wine, you will enjoy it."
Mary-Eileen McClear, Storytellers of Canada
"Thank you so much for coming to Lower Canada College during Canadian Children's Book Week. Our students were so lucky to have you visit the school to entertain them. Your amazing repertory of exciting and humourous stories, expertly told, kept us enthralled. You elicited student participation with playful rhymes and repetition of lines. The students were actively engaged in your stories. Your props were amazing and each one complemented perfectly the story it was matched with. What an enriching experience for all who were fortunate enough to be in your audience! Thanks again for helping to make this a special week."
Maria Varvarikos, Head Librarian, Lower Canada College, Montreal, Quebec
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COME AWAY ... Once Upon A Time Beckons
Come away on a magical journey, travelling with story, song and music. Mary Hays' heartfelt family stories, passed down for generations, provide a framework for her creative retelling of the ancient Celtic folktales. The tales continue to speak their universal wisdom. The storytelling journey is carried along with delightful music by Voice Dance (Lorrie Lipski, Kate Chapman and Anja Hamel), ranging from instrumental to acappella; the joyful original composition Anja's Not-So-Reel carries the listener to the three-part vocal harmony of Dulámán sung in Traditional Gaelic.
CD recording featuring Storyteller Mary Hays and music by Voice Dance.
COME AWAY ... Once Upon A Time Beckons - The perfect gift of story and song!