Festival at the Edge announced today (Monday, 2nd October 2017), via their Official Facebook Group, that Shonaleigh is to appear at the 27th Festival at the Edge event which takes place from Friday 20th July to Sunday 22nd July.
Peter Chand posted:-
NEWS…NEWS…NEWS… And to start off this week, we are very proud to announce our latest headliner for next year- the superb Shonaleigh. A true one-off with a mighty tradition behind her, who has enraptured audiences the world over for many years. A real gem of a storyteller!”
You hear people talking about the storytelling revival, but in Jewish culture it never died. From the age of four I lived and breathed the tales of my childhood, unaware that there was anything unusual. I thought this was quite normal and that all storytellers had this background … It was quite routine for me to fall asleep at night listening to songs and stories in English, Yiddish, Hebrew, Dutch and Turkish – a wonderful colourful mix,”
She has performed in venues from church halls to London’s Albert Hall, from forests to the Barbican, and at festivals in the U.K., on the Continent, USA and New Zealand. She also does a great deal of work in schools and among community groups, helping people, particularly teenagers and the immigrant community, find their voice.
Excited, oh yes we are!!