Troubadour Day to Celebrate the May!

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Date & Time: Saturday, May 18, 2019
12:00 PM-3:00 PM

Suggested Audiences: Elders, Adult, College, High School, Middle School, Elementary, Preschool, Toddler, Infant
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Tower Hill Botanic Garden
11 French Drive
Boylston, MA 01505
Cost: Included with Admission
Promotions: Woo Pass: 1 Point
Sponsored by: Tower Hill Botanic Garden
Description: An engaging performance created for Tower Hill’s unique landscape by
Oracle award-winning storyteller Diane Edgecomb and Celtic harper Margot Chamberlain.

*Rain or Shine – Performances will move indoors in inclement weather
*Join Diane and Margot for one performance or all!

This delightful event begins with a Maypole dance to wake up the earth and then takes the audience on a walk through favorite gardens, entertaining travelers with stories and music from around the world that celebrate our love of flowers. Don’t expect Tower Hill’s signature Greek statuary to be silent! Cavorting tales of Pan, Flora – goddess of spring and flowers – and lamentable Narcissus all have their moments. From Maypole to participatory sing-alongs intended to wake up the earth, Troubadour Day with its “Pop-up” stories and songs is sure to delight. Follow – if you can!!

*12pm Location: Lawn Garden by the Pergolas
Gather by the Maypole for stories and classic songs of the May. Audience volunteers will help weave the Maypole as music is played and sung. We’ll end with audience participation in a song to “wake up the earth” for the spring and flowers.

*12:45pm Location: By the Field of Daffodils
Hear the Cherokee story of the origin of the Dandelion and the Greek Myth of Narcissus, accompanied by Celtic Harp and bookended with the street cries of the flower vendors.

*1:30pm Location: Starting in the Vegetable Garden
We’ll walk to the apple orchard for the story of the Roman Goddess Pomona, then follow the troubadours to the Clearing for two stories: how Pan got his pipes and how the birds got their songs.

*2:15pm Location: Winter Garden
Enjoy a story, music, and song performance weaving together tales of the rose through the ages with the Persian legend of the Nightingale and Rose.

A Living Myth Event - Bringing together ancient myths and modern landscapes, creating new and vital intersections of Myth and Life.
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Phone: 508-869-6111x120
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Created: January 3, 2019 at 10:44 AM
Last Modified: April 12, 2019 at 2:10 PM

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