Storyteller, Canada Celebrates Folklore, Scotland
Lynda Joyce discovered oral storytelling in 2009 after attending a story swap at the National Archives. She went on to take the introductory class in November with Ottawa Storytellers that finished with a live storytelling at a shop called The Tea Party in the market area of Ottawa.
Since then, Lynda has told to many different groups in diverse settings: she has told at the Tulip festival, Billings Estate, in schools, and medieval fairs to children sometimes with hand puppets. Several times she has participated in joint tellings with colleagues at the Tea Party. She has told to seniors in retirement homes, the Olde Forge and church groups Since 2019 she has told online with Ottawa Storytellers Story Stage and with the Old Forge, and in person at the Villagea in the Glebe retirement home.
Lynda likes to tell traditional tales, particularly from Scotland and Ireland, historical stories about Victorian women and 1940s musicians, and sometimes brings her celtic harp to provide background music. Lately, she has begun to tell personal stories about her British Home Child father and growing up in Toronto during the 60s.