Entries by Red Yarn

October Shows & News

Whew! Things are busy here at Red Yarn Productions! September was an action-packed month, my busiest yet with 23 distinct performances. New performance and teaching opportunities are opening up all the time, and on Saturday I went to Salem to showcase my offerings for librarians from all over the state (see video here). Below you’ll […]

Fall shows!

I’m happy to announce a busy schedule of Red Yarn shows this Fall! I’ll be performing several times each week, with regular gigs at Cafe au Play, Milagros and Woodlawn Swap’n’Play, plus a new library program and some special events. Here’s a list of upcoming shows: Tuesday mornings at Cafe au Play, 10:30-11:00am $3 suggested donation, started […]

Deep Woods project

Hey folks! I thought you might like to see parts of the project grant I submitted to the Regional Arts & Culture Council (RACC) last week. Here’s the summary and closing statement (much is cut out in between). I won’t hear back about funding until December, but I’m recording an animal folk song album regardless. […]

Some thoughts about animal folk songs

I started collecting animal folk songs in the summer of 2008. My band Bark Hide and Horn had just released our album National Road—a folk-rock concept album based on old National Geographic articles. Many of the songs were about animals–honey ants, tree snails, trumpeter swans, even the first chimp in outer space. When we returned from […]

June Newsletter & Calendar

Wow! Summer is nearly upon us. Hard to believe that it’s been a full year since I took the plunge into Red Yarn Productions as my full-time job. Thanks to all of your support, it’s been a success and an amazing experience so far. I’m excited for the summer–many changes and big projects are afoot. I hope […]

June Newsletter & Calendar

Wow! Summer is nearly upon us. Hard to believe that it’s been a full year since I took the plunge into Red Yarn Productions as my full-time job. Thanks to all of your support, it’s been a success and an amazing experience so far. I’m excited for the summer–many changes and big projects are afoot. I hope […]

Red Yarn Summer Shows!

Red Yarn and the critters are back from a successful east coast/southern tour, and we’re ready for an active Portland summer! We have many shows coming up, including a new library program and some Red Yarn Puppet Band shows in August. Click on the links for more info on these shows, or go to the […]

Upcoming shows!

Red Yarn and his critters are back from a successful east coast/southern tour! We have some exciting Portland shows coming up; see details below! Sunday, July 15, 3:30-4:30pm

Puppetry Workshop rescheduled

Just a quick note to say that the Puppetry Workshop originally scheduled for this Sunday, June 10th at Cafe au Play is rescheduled for Sunday, July 22nd at 2pm. If you are interested in signing your child up for the rescheduled workshop, please fill out and mail/email the registration form below. Thanks! See the post below […]