Dan Lynch will perform at January 4 Song & Story Swap
Please come share in an evening of music and stories at the Pioneer Valley Folklore Society Song & Story Swap.
Saturday, January 4, 7:00 p.m. at The Nacul Center, 592 Main St., Amherst, Mass (see map).
Storyteller Dan Lynch will be the featured performer at the January 4 Song & Story Swap.
Dan Lynch, AKA Storyman Dan, grew up in Lexington, Mass. After a stint in the navy he became an English teacher at Putnam Tech in Springfield. Toward the end of his teaching career he met Amherst performing artist John Porcino, from whom he caught the storytelling bug.
Twenty-five years ago Dan Lynch and Charlie Peck founded the Springfield Storytellers, which meets every 3rd Friday at 7pm at 1000 Wilbraham Road in Springfield.
Dan has told stories at The National Storytelling Festival and on New England Public Radio. Locally he has performed at Luthier’s Co-op, Bishop’s Lounge, Thirsty Mind and at 180 in Easthampton. His repertoire includes folk tales, stories he has written, and big fat lies. At the Song & Story Swap he will be performing his original tales.
Learn more about Dan Lynch at http://www.storytell.trade.
This month's opening round theme is The Early Years.
The Song & Story Swap is held on the first Saturday of each month, excepting July and August, and is jointly sponsored by the Pioneer Valley Folklore Society and the Nacul Center. Visit the Folklore Society website at http://www.filbert.com/pvfs.
The Song & Story Swap is open to the public, free of charge with donations accepted ($5 - $10 is suggested). 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, (413)-687-5002 or visit http://www.filbert.com/pvfs.
Upcoming local shows
1/3 - Claudia Schmidt and Sally Rogers. First Fridays @Coho. Pioneer Valley Cohousing, 120 Pulpit Hill Rd., Amherst, MA. 7:30pm.
1/4 - Dan Lynch. PVFS Song & Story Swap, Nacul Center, 592 Main St., Amherst, MA. 7:30pm.
1/11 - Yosl Kurland. Mt. Toby Concerts. Mt. Toby Friends Meeting House, 194 Long Plain Road, Leverett, MA. 7:30pm.
1/11 - Green Sisters. Wendell Full Moon Coffeehouse. Wendell Town Hall, Wendell, MA. 7:30pm.
1/18 - Annie Patterson, Ben Tousley, Swing Set, Anne Louise White. Mt. Toby Concerts. Mt. Toby Friends Meeting House, 194 Long Plain Road, Leverett, MA. 7:30pm. Info: 413-336-2589.
Pioneer Valley Folklore Society, Amherst, Mass.