Tales from the Emerald Isle

Stretch your mind and encourage laughter with stories that will empower you to be creative, brave, and blessed. Professional storyteller, author and public speaker Carol McCormick will be our guest performer at this year’s Irish Tea and Luncheon event. She not only entertains throughout the state, but graces both the cultural stages and the children’s area each year at the Irish Fair of Minnesota. When Carol tells stories, ears perk up, eyes widen, and imaginations spark. Ms. McCormick will dress in costume and tell Tales from the Emerald Isle.

About Carol McCormick

Language and creativity need to be provoked and practiced.

A professional storyteller for over 30 years, Carol is a performer, workshop leader, author, and conference keynoter. She is a former teacher and corporate trainer who presents programs for all ages – from preschool to senior audiences – and does school artist residencies, teacher workshops and assembly programs. Carol adds sparkle and warmth to adult meetings and conferences, parties (birthday, anniversary, croning, holiday), wedding receptions, church services and spiritual gatherings, fairs, singles events, libraries, shopping centers and festivals.

Storytelling is as vital as air.

Carol’s program themes range from multicultural, literacy, ecology, history, holiday, science, Irish, Egyptian, to peacemaking. Her costumed characters include Ms. Val N. Tine, Shamrock O’Toole, Wanda the Witch, Ever Green and the Snow Queen. She tailors a programs to fit your theme.

Carol has been a keynote speaker and session presenter at both Young and Adult Author Conferences. Her children’s book A Bridge for Grandma is based on interviews with children who have had Near-Death-Experiences. She is the author and trainer of the storytelling curriculum Change the Culture that Allows Bullying: Working with Young Children.

Other Customized Programs offered by Ms. McCormick:

We Are All One Family makes the common threads that weave us together as a global family more visible. Lively, interactive multicultural stories and songs featuring animals, heroes, monsters, and tricksters. You may request specific cultures. (For all ages) Making Peace inspires empathy and compassion through tales and songs with themes of withholding judgment, accepting ourselves and others, choosing hope, using creativity, and working for justice. (For all ages) Make Every Day Earth Day shows caring for Mother Earth by Web of Life stories spiced with fun songs and rap. It can be focused on Recycling and Composting. (For all ages) I Love to Read! encourages reading through exciting and heart-warming stories found in books. This is great for book fairs and events that promote reading. (Preschool to Grade 6) Once Upon a Time shares folk and fairytales to delight, inspire, and trigger the imagination.  (For all ages) Animals! expresses our joy and connection with animals in story and song. (Preschool to Grade 3) Tales of Tails shares fun multicultural participatory call and response tales and sing-a-long songs about animals, fish, birds, turtles, and dinosaurs. (Preschool to Grade 3) Digging Dinosaurs gives lots of information about dinosaurs in story and song with models and drawings. (For all ages) Tales of Minnesota brings Minnesota history to life with stories and songs of immigrant people, lumberjacks, Native Americans, homesteaders and pioneers. (Grade 3 to Adult) Minnesota Herstory presents stories and songs of Minnesota women who were agents of change. (Grade 6 to Adult) Along the Nile shares stories of ancient Egypt plus Carol’s personal Egyptian travel adventure tales. (Grade 4 to Adult)

A Special Thanks to Our Funders

The performance activities are partially funded by the Prairie Lakes Regional Arts Council with an appropriation from the Minnesota State Legislature with money from the States general fund. Additional funding was received from Ground Zero Services and the Gislason & Hunter Law Firm with support from the State Street Theatre Company.

Carol McCormick

Carol McCormick

Storyteller and Educator

Great Irish Fair of New Ulm
Best Western Plus Conference Center
Gallery Ballroom

Address: 2101 South Broadway
New Ulm, Minnesota 56073
Performance: March 12 – Noon