Pioneer Valley Folklore Society Happenings

November 2010


  • John Porcino will join November 6 Song & Story Swap

Storyteller John Porcino will join November 6 Song & Story Swap

Please come share in an evening of music and stories at the Pioneer Valley Folklore Society Song & Story Swap.

Saturday, November 6 , 7:00 p.m. at the The Nacul Center, 592 Main St., Amherst, Mass (see map).

Storyteller John Porcino will join Nov. 6 Song & Story Swap in AmherstGuest performer for the November 6 Song & Story Swap will be musical storyteller John Porcino.

A storytelling class in the fall of 1980 paved the way for John Porcino to choose the life of a professional storyteller-musician.  Thousands of
performances and workshops later his love of the simple art continues to
deepen.  His is co-editor of the award winning book Spinning Tales: Weaving Hope, author of feature articles in Family Fun magazine, and a contributor to the
books  The Healing  Heart and Joining In. A compilation of his stories may be found on the recording, A Heck of a Way to Stay Warm.

John has been described as “a combination of Robin Williams, Pete Seeger and Captain Kangaroo.”  Don't miss this opportunity to hear one of the finest raconteur's around.

Find out more about John Porcino at his web site,

The theme this month is Choices. Choices

The Song & Story Swap is open to the public, free of charge with donations accepted.  People of all ages gather to share stories and songs that are traditional, newly written, or of personal experiences. You can tell, sing, or lead everyone in singing, or request a song or story.  Listeners are welcome.

For information contact Paul Kaplan at (413)-687-5002 or visit

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