An Evening of Storytelling and Song with Davis Bates
Join us for a lively participatory performance for families by Parents’ Choice Award-winning singer & storyteller Davis Bates!
The program will involve the audience in songs and stories about and inspired by ocean critters and the sea from a variety of cultural traditions. Hear how foam came to be in the ocean, why fish don’t talk and be prepared to sing, move and clap your hands. The program will include plenty of sing-alongs, as well as a short lesson in how to play the spoons, and an appearance by an Irish dancing wooden dog named Bingo.
Davis Bates has been telling stories for over forty years, in schools, libraries, colleges and community settings around New England and across the country. His recording of Family Stories won a Parent’s Choice Gold Award and was named one of the year’s best Audio Recordings by Booklist Magazine. Davis has also served as director and consultant for several local and regional oral history and folk arts projects. Davis lives in the village of Shelburne Falls, MA, and when he isn't collecting or learning stories, he spends his time gardening, cutting cordwood and working various pollinator and wildflower preservation projects, at his home and at Hampshire College.
The performance will take outdoors. Rain site will be the Town Hall Auditorium. All ages welcome!
This performance is funded, in part, by a grant from the Fairhaven Cultural Council, a local agency supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council.