Rich storytelling, music and puppets at Super Saturday

Published 5:02 pm Monday, March 11, 2013

Everyone loves a good story, all the more when music, puppets and poetry are interwoven to enrich the tale.
Enter Timmy Abell and his wife, Susana, to delight audiences at the 35th annual Super Saturday March 16.

Since 2005, Timmy has been joined by Susana and her puppets – bilingual puppets, mind you – in family concerts and schools throughout the Southeast.

Timmy brings with them his collection of rare musical instruments including a hammered dulcimer, English concertina, bowed psaltery, lap dulcimer, and penny whistle along with his guitar and banjo, many of which become part of his tall tales, fairy tales, adventure stories, and mountain Jack Tales.

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For more than 30 years Timmy has celebrated both the historical and living qualities of American, Appalachian, International, and original folk music.

He has performed at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts and the National Theater in Washington D.C., at the JFK Library in Boston, at Piccolo Spoleto in Charleston, the Peace Center in Greenville, and venues across the country.  North Carolina Public Television even broadcast a one hour special, “Timmy and Friends.”

Timmy and Susana bill themselves as “Silver Trout Arts: Smart Arts for Cool Kids” . . . clearly perfect for Super Saturday.  They will perform in the Congregational Church at 10:45 a.m. and 2:30 p.m.
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– article submitted by Connie Clark