Let me tell you about.... Mairtin de Cogain, two time Irish national storytelling champion will be teaching a storytelling workshop on Saturday, May 10 in Tulsa. From Melissa comes this news: "My husband and I host house concerts, and the next one is scheduled for Friday, May 9 at 8pm. The concert features Mairtin de Cogain. Mairtin, a native of Cork, Ireland, is a singer, bodhran player, and (as I mentioned above) two time Irish national storytelling champion.
In addition to his successful solo career, Mairtin is also the lead singer of The Fuchsia Band and an actor - he appeared in the film The Wind that Shakes the Barley and also sang the film's spellbinding song Oro Se do Bheatha. The No Celtic Boundaries Radio broadcast named Mairtin 2007's Songwriter of the Year, and named The Fuchsia Band's latest CD as 2007's Album of the Year. For more on Mairtin, see his website at www.myspace.com/mairtindecogain
In case you are unfamiliar with house concerts, they are the latest "thing" for solo acoustic musicians - instead of playing to 100-200 people at a venue where they must pay hall rental, sound system, etc, the musician plays a smaller 35-40 person concert in someone's living room. The musician makes as much money as at the larger venue and the audience gets a more intimate setting and a chance to chat with the artist at intermission and after the concert. In addition to the concert, Mairtin will also be teaching a storytelling workshop on Saturday May 10 from 10:30-12:30. The concert and the workshop are both at my house, which is basically at 51st and Lewis. The concert Friday, May 9 and starts at 8pm. Suggested donation (all of which goes directly to Mairtin as his fee) is $15 per person.
Reservations are required since there is limited seating. People can contact me if they have any questions or would like to make a reservation. 918.724.8722 or melissaltatum@yahoo.com I'll send out detailed directions the week before the concert to those who have reservations. Registration for the storytelling workshop is $30 and we are limiting the workshop to 15 participants, so reservations are also required for that. Feel free to forward this email to anyone else who you think might be interested.

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