Irish Tales & Other Blarney
Come and be refreshed by listening to good humor, songs, poems and heartwarming stories. Pati creatively incorporates an appreciation for music, literature, poetry and travel into her programs. She weaves words and imagery to draw listeners into her stories. With a few smple stage props, colorful hats and costumes, she keeps spectators fully engaged. Her original, insightful and inspiring presentations have been enjoyed by audiences from Seattle to Pittsburgh, as well as in Canada and the Netherlands.
About Pati Kachel
Pati has a genetic predisposition for telling stories. Her beloved Grama Ollie Kachel had the gift of gab and tickled the ears and hearts of her family with her tales of growing up with 11 siblings. Her golden-voiced Great-Uncle Arthur Kachel was an orator and actor with the traveling Chautauqua shows.
Pati honed her craft in high school where she was encouraged to excel in speech, creative writing, music and art. She went on to graduate with a degree in Communication Arts and then began attending workshops to learn more about this performance art under master storytellers.
With a colorful spectrum of stories encompassing genres from Anne of Green Gables to Heart Strings and Apron Strings, she can enchant both young and old audiences. With a collection of over 35 time-tested, crowd-pleasing programs, she offers something for everyone. In 2006, her characterization of Corrie ten Boom became a touchstone for this nationally known storyteller.
For over 30 years, Pati Kachel has been entertaining audiences around the Midwest and beyond with her interesting and inspiring story programs. She has presented in churches, retreat centers, public and private schools, universities, libraries, homeschool co-ops, camps, senior residences, hospitals, prisons, coffeehouses, tea rooms and bookstores. She has traveled extensively sharing her stories and songs from Pittsburgh to Seattle. Internationally, she has performed in Canada and the Netherlands.
In January 2010, Patil became the communication director and primary storyteller for The Parable Fund, a nonprofit organization whose mission is to share earthly stories based on scriptural truths communicating Judeo-Christian values. This unique opportunity allows Pati to devote herself full-time to the art of storytelling. When she is not on the road telling stories, Pati enjoys having friends over for tea parties and scrapbooking at her very cozy and cluttered home in Shoreview, Minnesota.
Storyteller and Educator
Great Irish Fair of New Ulm
Holiday Inn Conference Center
Address: 2101 South Broadway
New Ulm, Minnesota 56073
Performance: March 14 – 9:30 am