Storyteller John Porcino will join Feb. 3 Song & Story Swap

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Jeff Lee

Feb 1, 2018, 10:56:42 AM2/1/18
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Pioneer Valley Folklore Society Happenings -- February 2018

* Storyteller John Porcino will join Feb. 3 Song & Story Swap
* Some upcoming local shows


John Porcino will join Feb. 3 Song & Story Swap

Please come share in an evening of music and stories at the Pioneer Valley
Folklore Society Song & Story Swap.

Saturday, February 3, 7:00 p.m. at the The Nacul Center, 592 Main St.,
Amherst, Mass.

The evening's featured performer will be storyteller and musician John

A storytelling class in the fall of 1980 paved the way for John Porcino to
choose the life of a professional storyteller-musician. Thousands of
performances and workshops later his love of the simple art continues to

His performances are a mix of stories and songs that are sparked to life
with warmth, humor, a playful touch of audience participation, and a twist
of music from around the world.

He is is co-editor of the award winning book Spinning Tales: Weaving Hope,
author of feature articles in Family Fun magazine, and a contributor to the
books The Healing Heart and Joining In. A compilation of his stories may be
found on the recording, A Heck of a Way to Stay Warm.

John Porcino now celebrates more than 35 years of storytelling and musical
performance. Don't miss this opportunity to hear one of the finest
raconteur's around.

Find out more about John Porcino at

The theme this month is "Repetition."

The Song & Story Swap is held on the first Saturday of each month, excepting
July and August, and is jointly sponsored by the Pioneer Valley Folklore
Society and the Nacul Center ( Visit the
Folklore Society website at

The Song & Story Swap is open to the public, free of charge with donations
accepted ($5 - $10 is suggested). People of all ages gather to share
stories and songs that are traditional, newly written, or of personal
experiences. You can tell, sing, or lead everyone in singing, or request a
song or story. Listeners are welcome.

For information contact Paul Kaplan, (413)-687-5002 or visit

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