TaelStrum at Hurley’s in February!

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Irish storyteller Mike Burns has been telling stories at Hurley’s Irish pub for almost 20 years on the last Sunday of each month. Normally, he would be performing on February 24th, but he’s away performing in another part of the world. I’m quite honoured to be asked to tell tales in his stead.

We’ll be having special guests including Marie-Claire Saindon on fiddle and Shayne Gryn on guitar.

February Storytelling at Hurley’s Pub
February 24th 2013, 7pm
Hurley’s Irish Pub
1225 Crescent Street
Montreal, Quebec
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First night of Fringe 2012

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We had our first two shows of our Montreal Fringe 2012 extravaganza last night. 10 more presentations to go, baby! The audience was smallish, but that’s to be expected in the early shows. Hopefully, our NetBuzz will be favourable.

Speaking of favorable, Al from BloodyUnderrated was at our first show (he actually got up to tell a story, but we will not speak of it) and has given us a favourable review! Thanks Al!

We have two more shows tonight, and then on Sunday, TaelStrum will be featured at Madpoetix with the ever-lovely Tashe. If you’ve never been to Madpoetix, you should come by! If you’ve been to Madpoetix before, you should come back!

Also, JD “Hobbes” Hickey was interviewed on CKUT the morning of the first show (June 8th) during “The Morning After” show (along with Walter and Al). You can listen to that interview here.

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
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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: