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Russ and Barb Childers

Story Teller


1. Appalachian History – A history of a region using traditional Appalachian stories and songs to paint memories of the past. This program illustrates several Appalachian instruments and aspects of Appalachian culture.

2. Story Quilt – Russ and Barb use fiddle, banjo, dulcimer – and a few surprises – to reveal the memories held in the scraps of their full-size Story Quilt. Audience members choose from 12 different piecework designs on the 65” x 45” Story Quilt; they receive a story, proverb, folk belief, song, dance, or even a game in return. Each pattern offers a uniquely interactive fun-filled history lesson, and audiences often add their own stories in the process!

Equipment Needs: None
Recommended For: Everyone
Availability/Schedule: Open