Massachusetts
Profile Type: Artist
NEFA Grant Recipient
Artist
Tim Van Egmond

Tim Van Egmond blends together folktales, tunes, and songs to share their wellspring of wisdom, humor, and warmth. Music flows in and around his stories though his singing and playing on a wide variety of traditional instruments. including hammered dulcimer, mountain dulcimer, guitar, conga drum, and limberjack (a dancing wooden rhythm puppet). His dynamic style of voice and movement brings stories to life, his gifted playing and singing moves and inspires, and his knack for encouraging participation makes for high-spirited and engaging programs for all ages.

Find Me On …

Additional Links: 
Select "Tim Van Egmond" from the list of storytellers on this page of the web site to hear my retelling of this Sufi tale. I learned it from renowned storyteller Gioia Timpanelli, and it can be found in Tales of the Dervishes by Idries Shah.
A demonstration of different techniques in playing hammered dulcimer.
Telling the traditional Irish tale (interwoven with playing the hammered dulcimer) at the Three Apples Storytelling Festival in Bedford, MA.

I Have Worked With

  • July 2013

    "The Wonder Underground" family performance for Library's Summer Reading Program. 

  • June 2013

    Performed 3 sets of American tales, alternating with other performers at "Americana Family Day."

    Monica Henry, Ed. Coordinator

    mhenry@clarkart.edu

  • April 2013

    Presented workshop on "Music In Storytelling" for conference in Portland, Maine.

    www.lanes.org

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Contact Information

First Name: 
Tim
Job Title/Position: 
Folksinger, Storyteller & Caller
Mailing Address: 
118 East Chestnut Hill Road
Montague, MA 01351-9541
Physical Address: 
118 East Chestnut Hill Road
Montague, MA 01351-9541
Last Name: 
Van Egmond
Phone: 
413-367-9304

About

Profile Type: 
Artist
Primary Discipline: 
Music - Traditional
Additional Disciplines: 
Dance - Traditional
Music - General
Music - Traditional
Theater - Storytelling
Year Founded: 
1978
Populations Served: 
Adults
Elders
Families
General Public
People with Disabilities
School Groups
Youth-At-Risk
Languages Available: 
French
Spanish
Institution/Business Type: 
Artists (Individual)
Activities and Services: 
Arts Instruction / Lessons
Performance / Concert / Reading / Assembly
Curriculum Development
Residency - Community
Residency - In School
Wedding / Parties / Private Gatherings
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: 
League for the Advancement of New England Storytellers
Awards: 
Voted "Best Children's Storyteller" in Valley Advocate's 1996 "Best of Valley" Awards.Selected for New Hampshire State Library's "Kids, Books, and the Arts" Project 4 times.Awarded 2 Professional Development Grants by Mass. Cultural Council.
Mass. Cultural Council Professional Development Grant (Hammered Dulcimer)
I am a NEFA Grant Recipient

I am a Touring Artist

I am NEST eligible
Technical Requirements: 
6' by 8' area in which to set up, electrical power (if sound equipment required)
Fee Range Minimum: 
$250
Fee Range Maximum: 
$950
State of Residence: 
Massachusetts
Minimum Number of Performers: 
1

I am a Teaching Artist

Subject Areas: 
Arts Integration - English Language / Literacy
Arts Integration - Foreign Languages
Arts Integration - History and Social Science
Ages Served: 
Pre-Kindergarten-age
Elementary School-age
Middle School-age
Fee Range Minimum: 
$250
Fee Range Maximum: 
$950