Traditions of the Dark Months

Sunday, November 20, 2016

at historic Montgomery’s Inn


Featuring stellar performers

storyteller Bruce CarmodyEmilyn Stam 

with Balfolk Toronto

A magical evening of
storytelling and music from the Celtic tradition of Breton folklore,
when during the “Black Months” of November and December all
gathered by the fire to hear the eerie tales of northern coastal France. With roots reaching far into ages past, this oral tradition stretches from pagan times through the middle ages (including tales of Merlin, Morgan le Faye and the ancient forest of Broceliande) and even later.

AS Byatt’s prize-winning novel Possession included stories of the fairy Melusina and other bewitching characters, and our evening will take you beyond King Arthur into the lesser-known realms of these rich and spellbinding tales.

By the fireplace at Historic Montgomery’s Inn, 4709 Dundas St West at Islington; free parking. 

Please note: we advise that some of the stories may not be suitable for children under 12

5.30 pm: Doors open 

6 - 7: A simple Breton meal will be served: white-bean soup from a kettle over the hearth, cheese, apples, whole-grain bread baked at the Inn, and a traditional Breton butter and buckwheat cake.

Performance 7.30 - 10

Hot cider will be served during intermission.

Meal tickets: $15 per person

Show tickets: $20 / $15 students, seniors. Tickets can be purchased in advance by cheque, money order or electronic transfer. Pre-registration is strongly recommended, particularly if you wish to purchase a supper ticket.

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Karen Millyard has been organizing cultural events and teaching historical and modern English Country Dance for years. She is a choreographer, researcher, event organizer, consultant and professional dance teacher who works in theatre, museums, schools and the community. For information on her classes and other events, click on the links below.


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