6 May 2015 The Troll in a Stone Boat

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6 May 2015 The Troll in a Stone Boat

 For the very first time, Coffs Harbour Regional Gallery will present a family evening of music and story-telling based on an Icelandic folk tale on Saturday, May 16, when pianist Alice Jamison and professional storyteller Iris Curteis perform ‘The Troll in a Stone Boat’.  


“Both artists have extraordinary backgrounds and understand the innate human craving for stories, as well as for music,” said Gallery Director/Curator Dr Leigh Summers.  


“Iris actually has a PhD in storytelling and a background filled with creative studies and dramatic art.  


“Alice has an international career as an accompanist and pianist and has worked at the prestigious Juilliard School in New York.”   


They will collaborate to present ‘The Troll in a Stone Boat’, a performance that is based on the music and centuries-old folktales of Iceland.  


This particular tale was first written down in the nineteenth century and tells of the horrors experienced by a young royal family who encounter a troll in a stone boat as they return to their home country by sea. 


The event is a mixture of music and storytelling and is suitable for anyone over the age of 10. The performance begins at 4pm on Saturday, May 16. Family tickets cost $35, Adults $18 and Students and Pensioners are $12.  


Please direct all enquiries and bookings to Alice Jamison on 02 6653 7826.