Massachusetts
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Artist
John Horrigan

Five-Time Emmy Award-Winning Folkorist lectures on Historical Weather, Science, Astronomy, Revolutionary War, World War II, American/World History, Music History, Great Disasters, Shipwrecks, Unexplained Mysteries

(WEATHER): 1938 Hurricane; New England Lighthouse Storm; The Children's Blizzard; The Middlesex Tornado; Great New England Blizzards; The Dust Bowl; New England's Dark Day; Great New England Nor'easters; The Worcester Tornado; The Year Without a Summer; The Portland Gale; Great New England Floods; Cold Fridays and Hot Saturdays - Great New England Heat Waves and Deep Freezes; Great Storms of the Civil War

(AMERICAN REVOLUTION): French and Indian War; Great Fires of the American Revolution; Winters of the Revolution; Knox Cannon Train and Evacuation Day; Paul Revere Is Coming!; Battle of Lexington and Concord; Great Shipwrecks of the American Revolution; Boston Massacre; The Powder Alarm; The Grape Island Alarm; Boston Tea Party; Battle of Bunker Hill; Benedict Arnold; The Lost Eclipse Expedition; George Washington; Thomas Jefferson; Alexander Hamilton; The Marbleheaders; Yorktown; The Wreck of the General Arnold; An American Army of Two - The Bates Sisters; War of 1812; The Burning of Washington D.C.

(DISASTERS): Boston Molasses Flood; The Wreck of the Edmond Fitzgerald; New England Earthquakes; Titanic; New England Shipwrecks; Earthquakes of Olde New England; Hindenburg; Great Northeast Blackout; Great American Fires of the 19th Century; Great Fires of Massachusetts; Great Brant Rock Fire; Circus Disasters; The Halifax Explosion and the Boston Christmas Tree; The Great Nantucket Fire; The Great Martha's Vineyard Fire; The Great Boston Fire of 1872; Great New England Fires; Great Fire of Watertown; Great Volcanic Eruptions; Great Plagues and Pandemics; The Great London Fire; The Great Roxbury Fire; Rome Burns

(AMERICAN HISTORY): Booms, Bubbles, Busts, Recessions and Depressions: A History of American Financial Crisis; The Great Depression; Ahoy Pirates!; Wild West Outlaws; Prohibition; Gangsters of the 1930's; Lewis and Clark; History of the Railroad; Step Right Up! (A History of the American Circus); A History of World's Fairs and Expositions; The War of the Worlds; Great American Hoaxes; The Cardiff Giant, Woodstock; Monterey; The Wright Brothers; 1968; Great Airships; Great American Gold Rushes; Great American Riots; A History of Halloween; Gettysburg; Antietam; The Monitor and the Merrimac; The Alamo; Remember the Maine; Custer's Last Stand; Trail of Tears; Great American Plagues

(BIOGRAPHY): Glenn Miller; Amelia Earhart; Marilyn Monroe; Great American Composers; The Big Band Era; The Great Jazz Composers; Early American Composers; Leonardo vs. Michelangelo; The Great Painters; Vice Presidents; Magnates of the 19th Century; Daredevils; Howard Hughes; The Beatles; A Bing Crosby Christmas; The Day the Music Died; A Rat Pack Christmas; Sinatra; Henry Ford; Edison vs. Tesla; Alexander Graham Bell; Edgar Allan Poe; William Shakespeare; Sisters of the Republic: Anthony, Barton, Pitcher and Ross; Rosa Parks; Abraham Lincoln; Martin Luther King; John F. Kennedy; Christopher Columbus; Silent Movie Stars; 20th Century Hollywood Starlets

(WORLD HISTORY): Seven Wonders of the World; Polar Explorers; Early North American Explorers; 300; Battle of the Teutoburg Forest; Alexander the Great; The Crusades; Caesar, Antony and Cleopatra; Global Pandemics; Hannibal; Joan of Arc; Dinosaurs

(WORLD AT WAR): Battle of Midway; Battle of the Bulge; The Doolittle Raid; The Channel Dash (the Brave Fleet Air Arm); Pearl Harbor; D-Day; A Bridge Too Far; The Wooden Horse; The Great Escape; U-Boats off New England; World War II Spies; Japanese Holdouts and the Balloon Bombs of World War II; The Angels of Mons; The Los Angeles Air Raid; Robinson Crusoes of Wake Island; Sink the Bismarck; The Christmas Truce; Cuban Missile Crisis; Broken Arrows: Nuclear War Aversion; The Battle of Jutland; Flying Aces of World War I; Lusitania; Battle of Britain; The Korean War; Great Battles of Antiquity; Viet Nam; American P.O.W.s; Eddie Rickenbacker; Unbroken: The Story of Louis Zamperini

(NEW ENGLAND HISTORY): New England Lighthouses; Sacco and Vanzetti; Lizzie Borden; The Quabbin Reservoir; Great New England Authors; The Pilgrims; The First Thanksgiving; King Philip's War; The Deerfield Raid; Shays' Rebellion; Mary Rowlandson; The Boston Strangler; The Brinks Job; A History of New England Native American Tribes ; The Courtship of Myles Standish

(IRISH HISTORY): The Wreck of the Saint John; Sunday, Bloody Sunday; The Great Famine; The Easter Rebellion; The Broad Street Riot; The Ursuline Convent Fire; Irish Music of Yesterday; Great Irish Bands; The Boston Irish; Michael Collins; Yeats and Joyce

(ASTRONOMY HISTORY): Backyard Astronomy: Planets, Stars, Constellations, Satellites and the Moon (evening/outdoors); The Star of Bethlehem; The Night the Stars Fell; The Martian Canal Hoax; The Great Moon Hoax of 1835; Great Comets Over New England; Great Eclipses; Man on the Moon; Doomsday Comets and Near Earth Asteroids; SETI and the WOW! Signal; Great Solar Flare of 1859; Galileo, Kepler and Copernicus

(ENVIRONMENT): Pollution; Climate Change; Peak Oil; Ecology; Great Famines; Emergency Planning and Preparedness; Conservation; Alternative Energy

(SPORTS): Ted Williams; The Impossible Dream; The Boston Braves; Jackie Robinson; History of the New England Patriots; History of the Boston Red Sox; The Big Bad Boston Bruins; Celtic Pride; History of the Winter Olympics; The Summer of 1941; The Summer Olympics; The 1972 Summit Series; The Greatest Losers; Thorpe, Grange & Rockne; The 1869 Cincinnati Red Stockings; Great Boxing Champions

(UNEXPLAINED MYSTERIES): Nostradamus; Roswell UFO Crash; Loch Ness Monster; Abominable Snowman; The Bridgewater Triangle; Bay State Phantoms; Haunted; Spook Lights; The Bermuda Triangle; 1897 Mystery Airship Wave/The Aurora Incident; Mystery Airships of 1909; Foo Fighters and Ghost Rockets; Bentwaters UFO Encounter; Abduction of Betty and Barney Hill; Crop Circles; Close Encounters of the Third Kind; Sasquatch; North American Lake Monsters; Gloucester Sea Serpent; Sea Monsters; Is Paul McCartney Dead?; The Cottingley Fairy Photographs; Unidentified Submarine Objects; The New Jersey Devil; The Devil of Devonshire, Strange Creatures: Lizard Men, Reptoids and Chupacabras; The Dover Demon; Great New England Ghosts; The Hopkinsville Goblins; The Flatwoods Monster; Mothman; Shag Harbour USO; Kecksburg UFO Crash; Lights on the Moon and Trans Lunar Phenomena; A History of UFO Photographs; Edgar Cayce; Failed Prophecy - The Day the World Didn't End; Time Slips; Reincarnation

(CHRISTIANITY): Angels; Miracles; Apparitions of the Virgin Mary; Saints, Prophets and Martyrs; Stigmata; Noah's Ark; Shroud of Turin; A Papal History; Ark of the Covenant; The Holy Lance

  • Getting ready to march in the drizzle at the Hartwell Tavern on Lincoln Day in Minuteman National Park on May 2, 2007
  • John Horrigan delivers the preamble on the steps of Fowle House in Watertown, MA to commemorate the signing of the Watertown Treaty with the Mikmaq' Indians which took place there on July 18th/19th, 1776.
    Watertown Treaty Day 2010 - John Horrigan
  • On a frigid morning on January 30th, 2007, the Lincoln Minutemen sprang into action on a moment's notice. John Horrigan is in the middle (with musket raised). Left to right: Rick Wiggin, Steve Humphrey, John Horrigan, Dave Crisafi, Marty Fahey,
  • I had the honor of holding the banner for the Lincoln Minutemen during the Battle of Bunker Hill parade in Charlestown on June 17th, 2007
  • John Horrigan lectures at Worcester Polytechnic Institute in Worcester, Massachusetts at the 50th Anniversary Dinner of the WPI Alumni 'Old Timer's Club' on May 5th, 2010 about the Worcester Tornado of June 9th, 1953. Part 1 of 8.
    THE WORCESTER TORNADO - PART I
  • Prior to my lecture on "Earthquakes of Olde New England" at the Waltham Historical Society on July 10, 2007. I have just released an audio CD entitled "New England Earthquakes".
  • John Horrigan gives a lecture on the Great Brant Rock Fire. This fire swept through the coastal community of Marshfield, Massachusetts on April 21st, 1941, taking with it 600 buildings. Remarkably - no one was killed or injured. This is part 1 of 8.
    Great Brant Rock Fire - Part I
  • Historical researcher John Horrigan lectures at the Framingham Public Library in Framingham, Massachusetts about "Great Fires of the American Revolutionary War". For more information go to www.historylecture.org/revfires.html. This is part 1 of 9.
    GREAT FIRES OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION - PART I
  • Legendary alien abductee Betty Hill is interviewed by John Horrigan in October of 1999. This is part 1 of 10. For more information on this event, considered by many to be the first publicized alien abduction, Google "Betty Hill"
    The Lost Betty Hill Interview - Part I
  • John Horrigan announcing hockey game at Harvard University. John is known as one of the best hockey public address announcers in North America. He has called over 3,000 hockey, basketball, football, baseball, boxing and auto racing events since 1984.
Additional Links: 
John Horrigan receives a Boston/New England Emmy® Award for best "Performer / Narrator". He was also nominated for “Writer Program" and "Historical/Cultural Feature/Segment".
John Horrigan receives a Boston/New England Emmy® Award for best "Writer Program". He was also nominated for best “Performer / Narrator" and "Historical/Cultural Feature/Segment".
John Horrigan receives a Boston/New England Emmy® Award for best "Outstanding Historical/Cultural Program". He was also nominated for best “Program – Host/Moderator" and "Writer (Program)".
John Horrigan receives a Boston/New England Emmy® Award for best “Program – Host / Moderator”. He was also nominated for best "Writer (Program)" and "Historical/Cultural Program"
"The Folklorist" wins its first Boston/New England Emmy® Award (and had two nominations) for best “Promotion Program – Single Spot" in 2012.
All of the historical segments on the Emmy Award-winning show.
John Horrigan passionately reads the Declaration of Independence to the town of Lincoln, Massachusetts and is saluted with a raucous musket presentation of arms on July 4th, 2009. Very moving....
Listen to John's amazing call of the 3rd Period of the Gazprom (Russia) / AspenTech (USA) hockey game on December 2nd, 2007 at Bedford, Massachusetts. Gazprom, the world's largest natural gas exporter is led by Alexander Medvedev. John had the flu.
John Horrigan is a Project Management Professional
John's interview with legendary alien abductee Betty Hill

I Have Worked With

  • State: MA
    Date: 2/2007
    Activity: Concert/performance/reading
    Email: kwestcott@ci.watertown.ma.us
    Phone: 617-972-6431

  • State: MA
    Date: 4/2008
    Activity: Concert/performance/reading
    Email: dplacroix@gmail.com
    Phone: 978-692-5198

  • State: MA
    Date: 5/2006
    Activity: Concert/performance/reading
    Email: jbuda@bpl.org
    Phone: 617-227-8135

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Contact Information

First Name: 
John
Job Title/Position: 
Five-Time Emmy Award-Winning Folklorist
Mailing Address: 
contact via email
Watertown, MA 02472
Physical Address: 
Watertown, MA 02472
Last Name: 
Horrigan
Phone: 
781-799-3781

About

Profile Type: 
Artist
Primary Discipline: 
Humanities - General
Additional Disciplines: 
Humanities - Science
Literature - General
Literature - Non-Fiction
Literature - Spoken Word
Theater - Storytelling
Year Founded: 
1993
Populations Served: 
Adults
Businesses
Elders
Families
General Public
Immigrant Populations
Nonprofits
People with Disabilities
Teens
Youth-At-Risk
Institution/Business Type: 
Artist (Individual)
Activities and Services: 
Artist Market
Artist Representation / Artist Management
Audio or Video Recording
Concert / Performance / Reading / Assembly
Film Showings
Marketing Services
Wedding / Parties / Private Gatherings
Writing Services
Workshops / Demonstrations / Master Class / Presentation
Events Per Year: 
150
Seasons Active: 
Spring
Summer
Fall
Winter
Geographic Reach: 
Multi-State Region

Affiliations and Accomplishments

Professional Associations: 
Economic History Society
Economic History Association
Historical Society of Watertown
National Museum of African American History and Culture (charter member)
Waltham Historical Society
The Society in Dedham for the Apprehension of Horse Thieves
Ancient Order of Hibernians - Division 14
Lincoln Minutemen
National Maritime Historical Society
SoloTogether
National Association of Public Address Announcers
Society of American Baseball Research
Project Management Institute
Product Development Management Association
Wildlife Conservation Society
National Wildlife Federation
Boston Bruins Foundation
Sierra Club
Nature Conservancy
Celebrities For Charity
Planetary Society
National Audubon Society
Friends of Boston Harbor Islands
Massachusetts Horticultural Society
ASPCA/MSPCA
Ocean Conservancy
Environmental Defense Fund
American Rivers
Smithsonian Institution
Awards: 
* 2015 Boston/New England Emmy® Award Winner for "Performer/Narrator" for television show "The Folklorist"
* 2015 Boston/New England Emmy® Award Winner for "Writer Program" for television show "The Folklorist"
* 2014 Boston/New England Emmy® Award Winner for "Outstanding Historical/Cultural/Special Program" for television show "The Folklorist".
* 2013 Boston/New England Emmy® Award Winner for "Host - Moderator" for television show "The Folklorist".
* 2012 Boston/New England Emmy® Award Winner for "Promotion - Single Spot" for television show "The Folklorist".
* 2015 Boston/New England Emmy® Award for best "Director Post Production" won by producers Andrew Eldridge and Angela Harrer for TV program that John co-created, hosts and writes entitled "The Folklorist"
* 2015 Boston/New England Emmy® Award for best "Editor Program" won by producers Andrew Eldridge and Angela Harrer for TV program that John co-created, hosts and writes entitled "The Folklorist"
* Six-time 2015 Boston/New England Emmy® Award nominee for TV show "The Folklorist" for "Performer/Narrator", "Historical/Cultural Feature/Segment", "Writer Program", "Director Post Production", "Editor Program" and "Photographer-Program".
* Five-time 2014 Boston/New England Emmy® Award nominee for TV show "The Folklorist" for "Program - Host / Moderator", "Writer (Program)", "Historical/Cultural Program", "Editing" and "Photography".
* Three-time 2013 Boston/New England Emmy® Award nominee for TV show "The Folklorist" for "Program - Host / Moderator", "Writer (Program)", and "Historical/Cultural Program".
* Two-time 2012 Boston/New England Emmy® Award nominee for "Best Promotion Program - Single Spot" for historical television program "The Folkorist".
* 2015 Gold Communicator Award of Excellence for Film/Video - History/Biography and Film/Video - Videography/Cinematography for television program "The Folkorist".
* 2014 Gold Communicator Award of Excellence for Film/Video - History/Biography and Film/Video - Editing for television program "The Folkorist".
* 2015 Silver Communicator Award of Distinction for Film/Video - Cultural and for Film/Video - Editing for television program "The Folkorist".
* 2014 Silver Communicator Award of Distinction for Film/Video - Copywriting and for Film/Video - Videography/Cinematography for television program "The Folkorist".
* 2015 Telly Awards (Two Silver Awards) for TV show "The Folklorist": 'Cultural' award and the coveted 'People's Choice' Award for TV Programs/Segments.
* 2015 Telly Awards (Two Bronze Awards) for TV show "The Folklorist" for: 'Copywriting' award and 'Editing' award for TV Programs/Segments
* 2014 Telly Awards (Five Bronze Awards) for TV show "The Folklorist" for Cultural Program, Copywriting, Editing, Cinematography/Videography and the coveted 'People's Choice' Award for TV Programs/Segments
* 2013 Telly Awards (Three Bronze Awards) for TV show "The Folklorist": Writing, Miscellaneous and the coveted 'People's Choice' Award for TV Programs/Segments.
* First Place (2015) - National - Alliance of Community Media for best Entertainment & Arts- Series for "The Folklorist".
* First Place (2015) - National - Alliance of Community Media: NewTV (production studio for "The Folklorist") national First Place recipient of the Hometown Media Award for Overall Excellence in Public Education or Government Access.
* First Place (2014) - National - Alliance of Community Media: NewTV (production studio for "The Folklorist") national First Place recipient of the Hometown Media Award for Overall Excellence in Public Education or Government Access.
* Third Place (2014) - New England - Alliance of Community Media: Arts and Theater (including Comedy and Drama) for "The Folklorist".
* First Place (2013) - New England - Alliance of Community Media: Arts and Theater (including Comedy and Drama) for "The Folklorist".
* 'Best Documentary' at the 2015 Winter Macabre Faire Film Festival for a film that John narrated entitled "The Bridgewater Triangle". See: http://www.bridgewatertriangle.com
* 'Best Local Film' at the 2015 Granite State Film Festival for a film that John narrated entitled "The Bridgewater Triangle". See: http://www.bridgewatertriangle.com
* 'Audience Award' at the 2014 Terror Con convention in Rhode Island for a film that John narrated entitled "The Bridgewater Triangle". See: http://www.bridgewatertriangle.com
* Helping Hand Award (2013) Massachusetts Down Syndrome Congress.
* The Community Spirit Award (2009) from the Watertown Historical Commission.
* Honorable Mention for 'Best Documentary Feature' at the 2014 SENE Film Festival for a film that John narrated entitled "The Bridgewater Triangle". See: http://www.bridgewatertriangle.com
* ACE Award nominee (1991) for Best Comedy ("The Gene Pool").

I am a Touring Artist

Technical Requirements: 
Can perform in any auditorium, gymnasium, classroom, meeting room or theater with electrical power. Travels with own public address system, projector, screen and laptop. Uses Powerpoint for slide shows. Can perform outdoors. Plays "walk in" music.
Fee Range Minimum: 
$250
Fee Range Maximum: 
$500
State of Residence: 
Massachusetts
Minimum Number of Performers: 
1

I am a Teaching Artist

Subject Areas: 
Arts Integration - History and Social Science
Arts Integration - Science / Technology / Engineering
Ages Served: 
Elementary School-age
Middle School-age
High School-age
College-Age
Adults
Fee Range Minimum: 
$250
Fee Range Maximum: 
$500