Mary grew up as a Celtic storytelling tramp. As her family wintered in Scotland and summered in Ireland, she tramped to and fro, enjoying the stories of her grandparents and country folk.

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About Mary

Mary grew up as a Celtic storytelling tramp.  As her family wintered in Scotland and summered in Ireland, she tramped to and fro, enjoying the storytelling of her grandparents and country folk.

Enamoured by the traditional legends and drawing deeply on her Celtic heritage, Mary began storytelling at festivals.   The proximity of neighbouring Europe enabled her join  the storytellers of several countries.

Celtic storytelling was also an integral part of her work as a nurse, especially in her speciality of community palliative care with the dying, their families and their friends.   As a midwife to the dying, she became a story catcher of those experiences.

Coming to Canada, Mary opened up the traditional legends of her Celtic heritage in order to explain their uniquely Celtic significance.   By weaving strands of ordinary life with Celtic understandings, Mary began creating her own style of Celtic storytelling and becoming a professional storyteller.


Mary tells across Canada, especially within her chosen province of BC with occasional storytelling journeys back to Europe and the countries of her Celtic heritage.
 
Passionate about storytelling, both nationally and locally, Mary is a Past President of the national Storytellers of Canada- Conteurs du Canada.   Locally, Mary is the Treasurer of the Vancouver Monthly Storytelling as well as a regular teller in and around Vancouver, BC.

Her stories range from humorous to the profound, as you can hear on her CD, Celtic Otherworld Stories.  

Whatever the theme, her stories are uniquely Celtic in composition, delivered in her beguiling accent and accompanied with a twinkle of absolute certainty!

Currently, Mary is studying for her PhD in Thanatology, the study of death and dying.  Her dissertation will include a one woman show on her experiences listening to the dying tell their stories.