andy-manchesterI enjoy the opportunity to share the stories I love with anyone, from children of grade school age to centenarians. I can tailor a program to your event, be it at a school, library, civic organization, retirement community, or a private home.

Single performances vary in length, but are usually 45 minutes to an hour long. I can work for a full day in a school, or any setting, performing and presenting workshops. I prefer to do a maximum of four full presentations per day.

My repertoire includes stories from many cultures, Celtic folktales, original tall tales, and personal stories. I do programs devoted to a particular genre, and I do mixed sets.

Sample Programs

  • andy-vestThe Wind Among the Reeds – Folktales from Ireland and Scotland.
  • How Haunted Pond Got Its Name, and Other Tales for Halloween – The “scare factor” can be dialed up or dialed back, depending on age and sensitivity.
  • Winter Tales – Stories celebrating the dark time and the coming of the light.
  • Tales of the North Country Lore and legends of the mountains and woods of northern New England.
  • Chipmunk Farming and Other New Hampshire Occupations Original tales, as tall as the White Mountains!



My rates begin at $200 for a single performance, with special rates available for multiple performances at the same date and place.  I charge for transportation (mileage or other) beyond half an hour from my doorstep. Because every performance is unique, each venue is different, and you are special, please call to discuss your needs, so that I can craft an arrangement suitable to you and your purposes.