The Story Circle

Storytelling and Live Music Events for Connection and Community.

An Online Event the 3rd Friday of the Month

The Story Circle

Register for the Zoom link by contacting bowen@bowenlyamlee.com

Winter Always Turns to Spring

March 19, 2021
Coral Conant Gilles – Storyteller
Rodney Miller – Master Fiddler

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The National Endowment for the Arts has designated Rodney Miller a Master Fiddler, one of our national treasures.

Coral Conant Gilles brings passion and inspiration to her energetic storytelling.

This will be an evening to remember. Don’t miss it.

Favorite Folk and Fairy Tales

February 19, 2021
Elizabeth Jannasch – Storyteller
Laura and Russell Frank – Musicians

Elizabeth Jannasch is a storyteller dedicated to bringing forth resiliency and strength to children through stories.

Laura and Russell Frank are a fairy tale couple who make beautiful music together.

Share your favorite traditional story at the Open Mic.

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Everyday Stories

January 2021
Elizabeth Todd and Lia Donovan Jones – Musicians

Elizabeth Todd is a versatile and well-loved musician and teacher.

Lia Donovan Jones is her talented daughter, also a music teacher.

Together, they are lovely to listen to, and it is wonderful to watch the beautiful mother-daughter interaction of these accomplished women.

Share your everyday stories at the Open. Mic. What’s the story moment in your day?

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Join us every 3rd Friday of the month online

The Story Circle

Stories and Live Music to stay connected during Shelter in Place


3rd Friday of the month

7 to 9 pm

Pacific Standard Time


but contributions to performers appreciated

Join Us

email bowen at bowenlyamlee.com

When we can’t be together, we can still be connected through stories and music.

The Story Circle came out of a need to keep connected with others in the contra dance community. If we can’t dance together, we can still laugh, cry, wonder, thrill, and share our joys and friendships with story and music.

  • Every third Friday
  • 7 to 9 pm PST
  • via Zoom
  • Open Mic at 8:30
  • Free event – but we support our professional artists and musicians with contributions during this time when live performance is not possible

Rating: 5 out of 5.

“A beautiful program”

Rating: 5 out of 5.

“Thanks for the story”

Rating: 5 out of 5.

“I’m so glad I came”

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Past Events

The Bowen/Christy Big Birthday Bash

and other Great Events

December November October

Stories in Song

Nona Childress- Viola & Cello Nona Childress played some wonderful favorites on her mellow, singing viola and cello. We did a Zoom version of a sing-a-long to “El Paso”. Jack sang a song where the goat won. Arike sang and translated a stirring and inspiring song to start our new year right. Christy sang “Ghost…

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Evie Laden and Keith Terry – Old Time Renaissance Musicians Evie and Keith made us exceedingly grateful that they performed at the Story Circle. Banjo, guitar, and body percussion- they are the masters of percussive dance. Evie sang her original songs and Keith wowed us with his choreography. So thankful they played for us. We…

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The Big Birthday Bash

Audrey Knuth – Fiddle Susan Marie Frontczak – Wordsmith Audrey proves she is a storyteller in her own right as she gives us anecdotes about the tunes she plays for us. She is amazing and deserves a standing ovation every time for her amazing fiddling. Susan delights us with a wise tale about “Wonderful” and…

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