Warner Town Hall, Warner, NH on Oct. 18 at 7 pm : HEARTPOUNDERS II
Sweet Beet Market (outdoor show) in Bradford, NH on Oct. 25 at 7:30 pm: The Original HEARTPOUNDERS, with a DEBUT STORY added.
This coming Wednesday evening at 6 pm in Candia, New Hampshire I’ll be telling The Boys and the Frogs, an Aesop’s fable on Celtic harp, The Little Shepherd, an Italian fairy tale on 12-string guitar, and Finn MacCool and the Big Man, a myth of sorts (it’s funny) on a second 12-string guitar.
A fun show for the entire family at Smyth Public Library.
Bring blankets or folding chairs and I’ll see you there!
“a consummate storyteller”–The New York Times
Join Odds Bodkin tonight at 5 p.m. at Grendel’s Den in Cambridge, MA for a full evening of adult horror tales. Music on Celtic harp, 12-string guitars, 6-string guitar and alto recorder.
No culture exists without supernatural tales, and these come from all over the world, including Colonial New England, Colorado, Russia, China and elsewhere.
HEARTPOUNDERS: HALLOWEEN TALES OF HORROR is Odds Bodkin’s adult storytelling evening with live music for 2018. Two shows remain:
Plaistow, New Hampshire on Friday Oct. 26th at 7 p.m. FREE TO THE PUBLIC
Cambridge, Massachusetts on Sunday, Oct. 28th at 5 p.m. Tickets: $15
Kairyo the samurai quickly left the slain on the battlefield. It was getting toward dark. Once night fell, the Jikininki would emerge from the forest to eat the dead.
It was best to not meet them. They were ghosts of the night woods.
That night he slept far enough away from the river not to hear the voice of the Kawa-Akago, the demon in the water. It used a baby’s cry to lure its unwitting victims to the shore as they searched for the lost child. It struck from just beneath the surface.
A story excerpt from a Japanese tale of the supernatural.
Come hear it and three other chilling tales this coming Friday night, Oct. 19th, at 8 pm at the Sweet Beet Market in Bradford, New Hampshire. Music on two 12-string guitars, 6-string guitar and Celtic harp.
No children, please. An adult evening of storytelling with Odds Bodkin.
Special thanks to Hanna Koby, event producer.
Odds Bodkin brings his Celtic harp and 12-string guitar to perform FALL OF THE TITANS at the Riverwalk Cafe and Music Bar Sunday, Sept. 23 at 7 pm. The story of Gaia, her Titan children, and their overthrow by their pea-sized grandchildren, the Gods of Olympus.
HERCULES IN HELL performed by Storyteller and Musician Odds Bodkin begins at 7 pm tonight at the Riverwalk Cafe and Music Bar in Nashua, NH. Thunderous 12-string guitar and character voices bring this feature-length adult storytelling event to life. Along with sound effects that help you see all the action in your mind’s eye.
“a consummate storyteller” — The New York Times
“a modern-day Orpheus” — Billboard
“one of the great voices in American storytelling” — Wired
KADDO, THE PEOPLE ARE HUNGRY (African sanza)
THE ROCK N ROLL THREE LITTLE PIGS (fuzz electric guitar and stomp drum)
FINN MACCOOL AND THE BIG MAN (12-string guitar)
FUN FOR KIDS IN COLORADO: Magical Stories with Odds Bodkin in May
It’s Friday night, May 25th and you’re sitting in Sunrise Ranch’s auditorium with your kids. Onstage sits a Celtic harp, an African sanza and a 12-string guitar.
“What he going to do, momma?” asks your child.
“He’s going to tell stories about trees.”
“But trees don’t do anything, momma.”
“I have a feeling that in Mr. Bodkin’s stories, trees do all kinds of things. They even talk.”
“Who plays all those instruments?”
“While he’s telling stories?”
COME CHILD AND SIT WITH ME BENEATH THE WISDOM TREE. A family storytelling concert. Don’t miss it.
EMPOWER YOURSELF WITH STORYTELLING THIS MAY 25-27!
If you’ve ever wanted to speak in front of people in a confident way, without using notes, Odds Bodkin’s upcoming storytelling weekend course in Loveland, Colorado this May is for you. As a storyteller who performs tales that can be hours long (and audiences listen!) he knows a few secrets about how to do it. Billboard Magazine calls him “a modern-day Orpheus” and his two-day course at Sunrise Ranch is fun, very entertaining and packed with real skills. Take those skills out into your life by learning the storyteller’s craft and watch your confidence soar.
And along the way, you’ll learn some fascinating lore about trees.
Odds Bodkin returns to the Riverwalk Music Bar to perform ODIN AND THOR BATTLE THE FROST GIANTS: VIKING MYTHS OF ADVENTURE on Sunday night, April 1 at 7:00 p.m.
Eat and drink adult beverages like a Viking, then hear two epic Viking myths wrapped in little-known lore (Thursday is Thor’s Day; Wednesday is Wotan’s Day). First, a tale of magic and illusion as Thor and Loki journey to the city of their enemies, the Frost Giants. Meet Thor, big, strong, slightly dim and lovable, along with Loki, everything Thor is not. You’ll hear characterizations for these mythic characters, along with peasants and immense giants. And of course, a full score on 12-string guitar. Then, the long tale of Odin’s search for the blood of his best friend who’s been murdered, his blood brewed into a wisdom-bestowing elixir. Hear another 12-string, along with more music and voices for dwarves, a dangerous, lonely giantess, and Odin himself.
Plus little-known Viking lore (Russia was named after the Vikings?) explained as Odds plays Celtic harp and shows his scholarly side.
Adventure, humor and great acoustic music!
“one of the great voices in American storytelling”—Wired