Doug’s Web Site

An Evening with Doug Elliott:
    Stories, Songs and Lore
    Celebrating the Natural

Sail On Honey Bee  (2008)

Groundhogology  (2005)
Looking for America  (2005)
Bound for Carolina  (2004)
Everybody’s Fishin’  (2003) Crawdads, Doodlebugs
    & Creasy Greens

Raccoon and a Possum (1997)
Bullfrogs on Your Mind  (1997)

Swarm Tree: Of Honeybees,
    Honeymoons and the
    Tree of Life

Crawdads, Doodlebugs
    & Creasy Greens 

Wild Roots (1995)
Wildwoods Wisdom (1992)
Doug Elliott’s Woodslore
    and Wildwood Wisdom: 

Roots: An Underground Botany
    and Forager’s Guide

Doug Elliott's classic 2005 CD: 'Groundhogology: And Marmotabilia of Whistlepigs & World Politics.'

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This is Doug’s second performance at Lower Brandywine. He was a Featured Teller at our Second Annual Festival in 2007. We’re sure that you’ll all agree it’s been too long!

Doug's stories derive from his unique lifestyle, as well as his deep  interest in plants, animals and people. Since humanity's beginnings our connections with the natural world have defined us and made us who we  are. Doug’s stories explore and celebrate the rich diversity of that special human connection to nature. His programs are textured by his use of traditional lore, regional dialects and accents, and enhanced by his soulful harmonica playing.

Storytelling and education go hand-in-hand. For millennia, storytelling has been an invaluable tool for passing information, values and wisdom from one generation to the next. Doug's storytelling performances are infused with educational material, and his educational  programs are packed with stories, anecdotes and lore.

Doug’s performances include personal true stories, traditional tales, ancient legends, Native  American stories, natural history, folklore, poems,  riddles, music and  songs.

He has performed and presented programs at festivals,  museums, nature centers, botanical gardens, and schools from Canada to  the Caribbean. He has been a featured storyteller at the National  Storytelling Festival in Jonesborough, TN. He has lectured and performed at the American Museum of Natural History in New York, the Royal Ontario Museum in Toronto and conducted workshops for the Smithsonian  Institution. He has led ranger training sessions for the National Park  Service and guided people in the wilderness from down-east Maine to the  Florida Everglades.

He was named harmonica champion at Fiddler's Grove Festival in  Union Grove, NC. He is the author of four books, many articles in regional and national magazines, and has recorded a number of award-winning albums of stories and songs.

Doug's passion for the natural world developed in early childhood roaming the woods and waters around his home. His dad used to say, "That boy knows what's under every rock between here and town.”

He still roams the woods today. He has traveled from the Canadian North to the Central American jungles studying plant and animal life and seeking out the traditional wisdom of people with intimate connections to the natural world. And he still looks under rocks. These days he uncovers more than just a few strange critters; he brings to  light the human connection to this vibrant world of which we are a part.

The Lower Brandywine Storytelling Festival is the anchor event in Lower Brandywine Presbyterian Church's Community Outreach Calendar of Events. It's fun. It's Family-friendly. And it's FREE! So forward this web address to your family, friends, neighbors and associates. But encourage them  to register today, because space is limited.

Brandywine Storytelling Festival

Find the 2013 Festival at Upland Country Day School, 420 West Street Road  Kennett Square, PA 19348  USA


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Saturday, November 6

Doug Elliott and Bill Harley

Featured Performance

Doug Elliott's brand NEW 2010 DVD: 'An Evening with Doug Elliott: Stories, Songs and Lore.'
Doug Elliott's latest Book: 'Swarm Tree: Of Honeybees, Honeymoons and the Tree of Life.' (2009)
Doug Elliott's 1997 CD: 'Bullfrogs On Your Mind: Stories, Songs, Adventures from the Swamps to the Henhouse.'
Doug Elliott's classic 2001 CD: 'Crawdads, Doodlebugs & Creasy Greens: Songs, Stories & Lore Celebrating the Natural World.'
Doug Elliott's classic 2003 CD: 'Everybody's Fishin': A Cross-Cultural Fishing Extravaganza.'