Dan Keding

Lou McClellan
Artist / Program Description: 
Internationally acclaimed, award-winning storyteller Dan Keding performs at some of the most prestigious festivals in the U.S. and England, including the National Storytelling Festival. He grew up on Chicago’s South Side listening to his grandmother tell him the traditional folktales of Croatia and Eastern Europe. He tells folktales, personal, and original stories and sings traditional ballads using guitar and banjo. He was inducted into the Circle of Excellence of the National Storytelling Network for artistic accomplishments and won the 1999 ALA Notable Recording for Children Award and the 2005 Anne Izard Storyteller's Choice Award for his book Stories of Hope and Spirit. Dan performs at festivals, concert halls, schools, libraries, museums, and art centers. He believes that through stories, we share the human experience in a unique, timeless way. He works with audiences from pre-K through senior citizens, from libraries and schools to concert stages and festivals. Dan structures each performance for various unique audiences, and works with a variety of populations and venues.

Tales From the South Side: Stories of a Chicago boyhood

Stories From Around the World: Traditional tales reflecting our common bonds

Dogs, Frogs & Spoons: Family stories and songs
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