Press Release Lynne Cullen

Lynne Cullen Tells Folktales from Russia at Storytelling Dinner

On Thursday evening May 11, storyteller Lynne Cullen will perform stories from the collection of Aleksandr Afanasyev, whose work was inspired by the Brothers Grimm: Baba Yaga, greedy priests, a dog-wolf bromance, and more! To flavor the tales, Lynne will play Russian folk music on her concertina. 

Aleksandr Afanasyev (1826-1871) was a Russian folklorist who recorded and published over 600 Russian folktales and fairy tales, by far the largest folktale collection by any one man in the world. His first collection was published in eight volumes from 1855-67, earning him the reputation of a Russian version of the Brothers Grimm.

Lynne is a storyteller, playwright, and musician from Falmouth, Maine. She learned the ancient art of storytelling while living in Yorkshire, England and has brought the old stories from across the sea. Lynne learned to play the concertina from the great Irish player, Noel Hill from County Clare.

Lynne is the producer and host of Seanachie Nights, an evening of traditional music and stories (mostly Celtic and British, but not always) in Portland, Maine. Lynne loves to tell the Old Stories. You can find out more about Lynne's storytelling program and appearances at http://www.lynnecullen.com/

Join Lynne for an evening of storytelling magic on Thursday, May 11th. Storytelling Dinners are held every Thursday evening at the Corner House Inn in Center Sandwich from late October through the month of May. The Dinner begins at 6:30 pm, and the cost is $21.95 per person, plus tax and gratuity. For more information or to make a reservation contact the Corner House at 284-6219 or online at info@cornerhouseinn.com.


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