Storytelling Festival at TROY sure to entertain

Posted: Thursday, 24 January 2008

TROY -- Troy University’s College of Communications and Fine Arts will play host to the Pike Piddlers Storytelling Festival on Jan. 26 in the Trojan Center Theatre.

The festival includes performances and storytelling from Andy Irwin, Donald Davis, Sheila Kay Adams, and Kathryn Windham.

Andy Irwin, who appears in storytelling festivals across the United States, has released four albums, one of which was named best storytelling album of 2006 by an industry group.

Donald Davis has been a featured teller at the Smithsonian Institution & National Storytelling Festival.

Sheila Kay Adams, who is a seventh-generation balladeer, is an Appalachian humorist and award-winning banjo player and author.

Kathryn Windham, who is a native of Alabama, is one of the most popular storytellers in the United States. Dr. Maryjo Cochran, Dean of the College of Communications and Fine Arts said, “She has received numerous recognitions for her lifetime of storytelling.”

On Jan. 25, Irwin will perform a free show for TROY students featuring storytelling and singing. The show will be from 1-1:45 p.m. in the Trojan Center Theatre.

The festival on the 26th is open to the public. The shows are at 9:30 a.m., 2 p.m., and 6 p.m. The first two shows cost $10, and the third will be $15.

Tickets are available at Rue’s Antique Mall in Brundidge and WTBF radio station in Troy.

“We anticipate a sell-out, so tickets should be purchased in advance,” said Dr. Cochran.

For tickets or ticket information, call 334-735-3125.