Alan Irvine: Storyteller 

What kind of Stories does Alan tell?  

What programs does he offer?

Check here - but if you don't see it - just ask - Alan adds new stories and programs all the time.

Alan in Renaissance Festival garb

Alan's programs include:

Are You a Hero?          Is this Justice?          Tales from Around the World

New Programs for Libraries' Summer Reading Club theme developed each summer

Voices of Dissent – tales of protest and dissent
Blood on the Moon: The Southern Front of the French and Indian War

David: The King – the life of King David of Israel

Programs of Irish Stories

Tales of Irish Magic
Irish Ghost Stories
Tales of Ireland's Wild Women
Tales of Ireland's Wild Warriorss
Tales of Irish Saints
The Three Sorrows – the three greatest stories of Celtic Ireland  
The Cattle Raid of Cooley - Ireland's Great Epic tale

Alan’s repertoire of over 300 stories includes:

Folk tales and Legends from around the world including :

United States





    other European countries

      The Mid-East

         IncludingArabian Nights


            Nasruddin tales


   Including many Anansi tales


  Including tales from







Latin America




Historical Stories

Non-fiction tales of American history including colonial and Revolutionary War era,

Also the Keelboat era,
Lewis andClark,
John Brown,
Civil War

Particular focus on tales of Pennsylvania events and people

Ghost stories

Of all levels of scariness, from mildly scary and humorous – appropriate for all ages – to very scary – adults only

Traditional legends and folk tales

Adaptations of classic literary ghost stories

Original ghost stories


Stories of King Arthur and his Knights

Including The Sword in the Stone

Sir Gawaine and the Green Knight

The Kitchen Knight


Irish and Celtic tales
fromIreland, Scotland, Wales


Adaptations of of many of Shakespeare’s plays, including

Romeo and Juliet



Mid-summer Night’s Dream


Biblical and Sacred Stories

Including retellings of Old and New Testament stories and parables

Folk tales reflecting religious and sacred themes


Dragon Stories

From East and West

St. George and the Dragon


Greek Myths

Including Hercules


Literary Tales

Adaptations of many literary tales such as:

Sherlock Holmes

Treasure Island

Boccaccio’s Decameron



last updated 5/25/2012