New Pictures and Events

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Bidango Smith of DangerGirl Photography (based in Toronto, Ontario) took some awesome photos of us this past weekend, so we’ve added a few of our favorites in the Media section. Go have a look!

In the meantime, TaelStrum is getting primed and ready for action for the Montreal Fringe 2012 (look for Headless Goat Productions). We’re making a few appearances in various venues in April, May, and June, so keep an eye out for us. Some of our appearances include:

And just in case you were planning to do this anyways, the Montreal Mirror is holding it’s annual Best of Montreal survey. We consider it an honour and a close, personal favour if you were to vote for TaelStrum as Best Spoken Word Act. Will you support us?

TaelStrum Venue Fundraiser

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TaelStrum is going to be in the Off-Fringe in June at the L’Ame-Art Gallery in Mile End. The Gallery has donated the space to us, but have asked for a donation. So we’re having a show to provide that donation!

TaelStrum Venue Fundraiser
Cafe Shaika (5526 Sherbrooke Rue O, Montreal, QC)
May 11th, 7pm
Facebook Event

The show is free, but we will pass a hat at the intermission to collection a suggested donation of $5 to $100 ($50 and $100 bills are accepted). 100% of these donations will go to the Ame-Art Gallery.

To find out more about our Off-Fringe show, check out the Fringe 2012 page!

Lex & the Devil: Our Rockstar Moment

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Last weekend, I was hosting a fundraiser where we had magicians, musicians, dancers, singers, and storytellers. Happily, my friend Scarlet recorded TaelStrum’s telling of Lex & the Devil.

My favorite moment occurs at 4:50 when we get our Rock Star experience where I realize the crowd is telling the story with me, so I go quiet and let them say it as a group. It was golden.

Once Upon a Time: an MTM Fundraiser

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Please join us for Once Upon a Time: a special evening of story and song, with TaelStrum (David Hickey and Shayne Gryn), in support of Music Theatre Montreal. Cameo performances by Music Theatre Montreal’s Into The Woods‘ cast members.

Once Upon a Time – An evening of Story and Song with TaelStrum
A Fundraiser to benefit Music Theatre Montreal
Hurley’s Pub, upstairs stage area
1225 Crescent street
Facebook Event

Suggested Donation $10-$15*
*Though any amount, less or more, is greatly appreciated!

Storyteller David Hickey and musician Shayne Gryn of TaelStrum (, have very generously donated their time and incredible talents toward raising funds and awareness for Music Theatre Montreal. They will be performing an evening of storytelling and music, with proceeds benefiting Music Theatre Montreal’s production and educational programmes. In addition to masterful storytelling, cast members from MTM’s recent production of INTO THE WOODS, will be performing selected numbers from the show.

David Hickey delights in telling stories from all over the world, but has a particular fondness for quirky, underdog stories. He has an animated, energetic telling style that appeals to both children and adults…although this event being held at a pub, invites all children-at-heart over the age of majority!

Music Theatre Montreal is a newly formed not-for-profit theatre company, which provides educational opportunities to the Montreal community, and to aspiring professionals in the domains of theatre production and performance. It is the first group of its kind in the Greater Montreal region, acting as a stepping-stone organization between student and professional. They recently completed their inaugural production of INTO THE WOODS, to critical acclaim. For more information about MTM, please visit

Invite your friends and join us for an evening of fun, incredible talent, all in support of a worthy cause!
Can’t make it, but would still like to support MTM? Please send by snail mail to:

Music Theatre Montreal
479 rue Milton

Montreal, QC
H2X 1W3

Or online at: