New Hampshire
Profile Type: Artist
Artist
Armstrong & Aichele - WORLD TALES

The Award Winning, Randy Armstrong and Genevieve Aichele began collaborating in 1992 as Armstrong & Aichele - WORLD TALES, a performance ensemble which merges music, movement, storytelling and theatre to animate timeless stories that appeal to audiences of all ages. Together they perform "World Tales," with music played on traditional instruments from all over the globe -- the Native American flute, the African djembe drum, and the North Indian sitar, just to name a few.

The stories include traditional favorites like Anansi the Spider and original retellings of ancient myths. "World Tales" performances and "A Mosaic of Music & Stories from Around the World," the album of the show, have won rave reviews all over the country.

Working as Artists-in-Residence at dozens of schools and community organizations throughout New England, Armstrong & Aichele have been the recipients of numerous grants from the NH State Council on the Arts, New England Foundation for the Arts, and the National Endowment for the Arts.

"A beautiful example of storytelling at its best." - Nashville Parent

"A winner for the entire family." Tribune Media Services

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"This is a thoroughly enchanting collection of stories from around the globe, adapted by Genevieve Aichele and set to music by Randy Armstrong. Both Aichele and Armstrong have wonderful voices for storytelling. A special treat is the voice of guest artist Billy Teare, a native of Ballycarry, Northern Ireland, who is featured on two of the stories, "What's in There" (adapted from a traditional Celtic poem) and "How Fergus Fionnliath Acquired a Dog.

"If you like Windham Hill's line of stories set to music, this CD will hold great appeal for you. This is not just a children's CD – it can be enjoyed by all ages for its music as much as for its stories and first-class performances.

"There are also four instrumental versions of these pieces, featuring Randy Armstrong on Japanese koto, shakuhachi flute, synthesizers, acoustic guitar, bass, and a huge variety of drums and other percussion instruments."

   -- New Age Retailer

"Aichele's beautiful but vibrant voice sings the stories, while Armstrong's musical accompaniment helps bring cultural authenticity to the tales... The aural quality is excellent, and background music never overwhelms the storytelling. This album will be useful to supplement literature and reading units, multicultural units, music classes, or just for quiet times in the class."

   -- School Library Journal

"Both the music and the stories are skillfully performed by Armstrong and Aichele. The music suits the stories and does not overpower the spoken word performances. One story, La Hormiguita (The Little Ant), also cleverly incorporates Spanish words and their translations into the storytelling."

   -- Multicultural Review

Find Me On …

Additional Links: 
World Tales in Concert

I Have Worked With

  • August 2017

    Music, Theater and Arts Youth Camp - Strafford, NH

  • February 2017

    World Tales Assembly Concert - Plaistow, NH

  • December 2016

    Concert: 12/2015

    Contact: Barbara Massar

    603.433.4398

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Contact Information

First Name: 
Randy
Job Title/Position: 
Co-Founder / Bookings
Fax: 
603.664.6768
Mailing Address: 
P.O. Box 128
Dover, NH 03821
Physical Address: 
P.O. Box 128
Dover, NH 03821
Last Name: 
Armstrong
Phone: 
603.664.6768

About

Profile Type: 
Artist
Primary Discipline: 
Theater - Storytelling
Additional Disciplines: 
Music - Children's
Music - Ethnic / World
Theater - Children's
Theater - Storytelling
Year Founded: 
1992
Populations Served: 
Adults
Elders
Families
General Public
Immigrant Populations
Nonprofits
People with Disabilities
School Groups
Teens
Youth-At-Risk
Institution/Business Type: 
Performing Groups
Activities and Services: 
Performance / Concert / Reading
Residency - Community
Residency - In School
Writing Services
Workshops / Demonstrations / Master Class
Events Per Year: 
10
Seasons Active: 
Spring
Summer
Fall
Winter
Geographic Reach: 
Town / City
County
Multi-County Region
State
Multi-State Region
National
International

Affiliations and Accomplishments

Awards: 
National Parenting Publications - NAPPA Award Winner 2007
Parents Choice Award 2001
Parent's Guide Children's Media Award Winner
Parent Council Award Winner
Children's Music Web Award - 2008
I am on the following State Arts Agency Roster(s): 
New Hampshire Education Roster
New Hampshire Arts in Healthcare Roster

I am a Touring Artist

Technical Requirements: 
12' X 24' Performance Area; Sound and Lighting requirements negotiable
Fee Range Minimum: 
$600
Fee Range Maximum: 
$5,000
State of Residence: 
New Hampshire
Minimum Number of Performers: 
2
Maximum Number of Performers: 
2

I am a Teaching Artist

Subject Areas: 
Arts Integration - English Language / Literacy
Arts Integration - Foreign Languages
Literature
Music
Theater
Ages Served: 
Pre-Kindergarten-age
Elementary School-age
Middle School-age
High School-age
College-Age
Adults
Certifications / Training: 
NH State Council on the Arts - Juried Roster
Fee Range Minimum: 
$600
Fee Range Maximum: 
$5,000