The Winter Solstice in Story and Song

The Winter Solstice in Story and Song by Diane Edgecomb
with Celtic harper Margot Chamberlain and multi-instrumentalist Tom Megan

Celebrate the longest nights with Solstice stories and songs evoking the warmth of the season. Oracle award-winning storyteller Diane Edgecomb weaves together a tapestry of ancient tales: evergreen myths, legends of light and entertaining stories that reveal the deep meaning behind our winter holiday traditions. This theatrical storytelling, accompanied by Celtic harper Margot Chamberlain and multi-instrumentalist Tom Megan, features the Scandinavian “Legend of the Mistletoe,” songs and humorous Wassail traditions. Complimentary refreshments include a cider-based Wassail Bowle will be served after the event in the Loring Greenough House’s elegant eighteenth century dining room. Sunday, December 23, 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm (a special one-hour Matinee performance)
After the performance there will be refreshments in the elegant Loring Greenough House dining room.

The Winter Solstice in Story and Song

The Winter Solstice in Story and Song by Diane Edgecomb
with Celtic harper Margot Chamberlain and multi-instrumentalist Tom Megan

Celebrate the longest nights with Solstice stories and songs evoking the warmth of the season. Oracle award-winning storyteller Diane Edgecomb weaves together a tapestry of ancient tales: evergreen myths, legends of light and entertaining stories that reveal the deep meaning behind our winter holiday traditions. This theatrical storytelling, accompanied by Celtic harper Margot Chamberlain and multi-instrumentalist Tom Megan, features the Scandinavian “Legend of the Mistletoe,” humorous Wassail traditions and the poignant Greek myth “The Coming of the Days of Peace.” Complimentary refreshments include a cider-based Wassail Bowle will be served in the Loring Greenough House’s elegant eighteenth century dining room. Friday, December 21 and Saturday, December 22nd, 7:30 pm (evening event with intermission and traditional refreshments)
Tickets: $25

About Diane Edgecomb
Winner of the Oracle Award for Storytelling Excellence in the Northeast, Diane is known for the passion and depth of her work whether embodying a true story or bringing renewed meaning to traditional tales. A featured teller at the National Storytelling Festival, the International Storytelling Center and on National Public Radio, Diane’s transformational telling style, in which she fully embodies the tale brings listeners into the heart of the moment.

The Winter Solstice in Story and Song

The Winter Solstice in Story and Song by Diane Edgecomb
with Celtic harper Margot Chamberlain and multi-instrumentalist Tom Megan

Celebrate the longest nights with Solstice stories and songs evoking the warmth of the season. Oracle award-winning storyteller Diane Edgecomb weaves together a tapestry of ancient tales: evergreen myths, legends of light and entertaining stories that reveal the deep meaning behind our winter holiday traditions. This theatrical storytelling, accompanied by Celtic harper Margot Chamberlain and multi-instrumentalist Tom Megan, features the Scandinavian “Legend of the Mistletoe,” humorous Wassail traditions and the poignant Greek myth “The Coming of the Days of Peace.” Complimentary refreshments include a cider-based Wassail Bowle will be served in the Loring Greenough House’s elegant eighteenth century dining room. Friday, December 21 and Saturday, December 22nd, 7:30 pm (evening event with intermission and traditional refreshments)
Tickets: $25

About Diane Edgecomb
Winner of the Oracle Award for Storytelling Excellence in the Northeast, Diane is known for the passion and depth of her work whether embodying a true story or bringing renewed meaning to traditional tales. A featured teller at the National Storytelling Festival, the International Storytelling Center and on National Public Radio, Diane’s transformational telling style, in which she fully embodies the tale brings listeners into the heart of the moment.

Hear Ye, Hear Ye: Holidays with Haydn!

Enjoy 18th century parlor music in our 18th century parlor! In celebration of the holiday season, the Loring Greenough House is hosting a special chamber music concert featuring students from the world-renown Walnut Hill School for the Arts. Alumni from Walnut Hill are currently members of major symphony orchestras around the globe. The works of Haydn will be featured (with a little Mozart, too!) A festive reception with light refreshments will follow. Don't miss this chance to see and hear the classical music stars of tomorrow! --

Tickets: $15 general admission and $10 for LGH members* plus a small processing fee.

Loring Greenough House Holiday Open House

Join us as we open the Loring Greenough House for a weekend of fun and festivities! On Saturday, join us in our newly restored kitchen for cookie decorating and mulled apple cider. Carols by Random Chants and holiday decorations will fill the house. From 1 to 2pm, stop by with your furry friend for pet portrait photos with Mrs. “Claws”! Both Saturday and Sunday, you can browse our Holiday Art Sale featuring local artists and handmade wares–perfect for holiday shopping! Walk through the halls of our Revolutionary War house in all its festive glory!