Thursday 27 October 2011

Ghost Stories and Murder Ballads, Saturday 9pm, at the Rocket Room!

October 29th, Saturday 9pm
Rocket Room (3rd Floor of Rocket Bakery, 272 Water St.)
Ghost Stories with Dale Jarvis, Pearl- Ann Gooding, with Murder Ballads by Gerald and Tobias Pearson! 
$10 at the door

Dale Jarvis tells ghost stories, legends and traditional tales from Newfoundland and beyond. Founder of the St. John's Storytelling Circle, he was Storytellers of Canada’s representative at the inaugural meeting of the Federation for European Storytelling (FEST) in Norway, 2008. Since 1997, Dale has been the host of the St. John's Haunted Hike, named “Event of the Year” by the City of St. John’s. Author of four books on Newfoundland folklore and ghost stories, Dale has also taught workshops across North America on historical storytelling. He has taught hundreds of children to tell their stories, and is a passionate supporter of the oral tradition.

Pearl-Ann Gooding is a recognized storyteller in Canada and has been telling and teaching stories nationwide since 1995. In 2007 she recorded her third CD with Children's Stories entitled AGAIN and has had her stories published in an anthology for the grade 4 curriculum in Alberta. Her love of a great tale and spine tingling anticipation has drawn her to develop a haunted hike in her home town. Intrigue, mystery and reaching into the realm beyond bring her 'October Repertoire' to you! Pearl-Ann resides in what she claims to be 'the most haunted small town on the prairies', Wainwright, Alberta.

Tobias and Gerard Pearson were born in Merasheen, Placentia Bay, to Aggie Wilson and Cecil Pearson. Their grandmother, Kate Wilson, was a powerful traditional singer who passed her songs to the boys and their mother. Tobias and Gerard also learned the old songs from their father, whose origins were in Petit Forte, Placentia Bay. The brothers have performed at various folk festivals in Newfoundland. As well, Tobias has performed at traditional music gatherings in Boston and New York. Gerard's lovely tenor voice and Tobias's sense of humour place them in high demand at folk festivals and ballad sessions.

Part of the St. John's Storytelling Festival!

Monday 24 October 2011

Tickets selling fast for "Come Into My Parlour"! Tickets remaining for:

"Come Into My Parlour: An Evening of Victorian Ghost Stories" opens tomorrow night, Tuesday, October 25th, at 8pm at the Newman Wine Vaults, 436 Water Street. Tickets are $15 per person. Seating is limited.

As of today, Monday, at 5pm, the following number of tickets remain:

Tuesday, October 25th - 20 tickets
Wednesday, October 26th - 15 tickets
Thursday, October 27th - 26 tickets
Friday, October 28th - 4 tickets!

Advance tickets (CASH SALE ONLY!) are available at Britannia Teas and Gifts, 199 Water Street, and will be on sale until 6pm before show time.  If tickets are left, they will also be available at the door, but some nights may sell out in advance, so buy yours now to avoid showing up the night of the show and being disappointed.

You are welcome to come in Victorian, Gothic, or Steampunk attire!

Tuesday 18 October 2011

Come into my parlour: an evening of Victorian ghost stories

Come join me, storyteller and author Dale Jarvis, for an evening of Victorian ghost stories, perfect to get you into a suitably macabre mood for Hallowe'en!

October 25-28, 2011
Newman Wine Vaults Provincial Historic Site
436 Water Street, St. John's
Victorian, Gothic, or Steampunk Attire Welcomed (but not required)

The show will be about an hour long, by candlelight!

Tickets are now available at Britannia Teas and Gifts, 199 Water Street, St. John's.
Tickets are $15 each, first come, first served, CASH SALE ONLY!
Seating is limited!
(Awesome poster design by Graham Blair)

Tuesday 4 October 2011

New storytelling series: Tales of Town. Wed, Oct 5, 7pm, The Rooms

HFNL and The Rooms kick off the Tales of Town series this Wednesday night, at 7pm. I'll be sitting down with three engaging locals: businesswoman Margaret Dunn, music shop owner Gordon O'Brien, and author Lisa Moore. We'll be sharing memories and stories about growing up in St. John's, and hope you will join us!

The Rooms, Wednesday, October 5th
Tickets $5, free for members