Streaming Video and Audio

Listen to Stories

Since November 2008, I’ve been posting stories to my StoryBlog podcast. These are recordings of stories I’ve told at events, schools, and festivals over the years.

You can listen these streamed stories by visiting the Shortening the Road storyblog.

By the Devil’s Grace

This show was recorded in February 2021 in the Grace Anglican Church in Mascouche, Quebec.

Ti-Fleur and the Magic Fiddler

Note: the first minute is a Green screen, but then you will see myself and Sarah the fiddler performing this piece.



The Man with No Story

Lex and the Devil

Driving Out the Snakes II, Montreal, Quebec (2014) on St. Patrick’s Day weekend

TaelStrum performs its favourite tale at a fundraiser in Montreal in February 2012.

This is a story I was asked to tell at a friend’s wedding in Montreal, Quebec back in 2008. Thanks be to Simon C. for recording it, to Lois F. for the editing, and to Frank C. and Jess B. for inviting me to tell it at their wedding reception.

The two videos were taken during the Throw Poetry Collective Slam in February 2011.

This video was recorded at the Throw Poetry Collective Slam evening in September 2011:

These two videos were taken in October 2010 during a fundraiser in Montreal. On guitar is Shayne Gryn.

February 2013: I do an interview with Malik Shadeed in Montreal on CityTV:

Summer Nostalgia

This story was a bit of an experiment. I wrote this piece in September 2009, recorded it, and and mixed it with some music.

The piece of music is by a band called Scatter the Mud. The album is called In the Mud (pronounced “mood”) and the track is A Bad Day for Brittany / Flying Plate / Whelan’s Reel.

Summer Nostalgia (6:50 minutes)

Jack’s Tall Tale

This is a story that is included on my book/CD You Don’t Know Jack, but it was recorded earlier this year at Our Lady of Pompeii Elementary School in Montreal.

This is one of the first stories I learned, certainly the first Jack story I learned. As the story nears its end, there’s a part that is so outrageous, the audience often cries out their incredulity at the tale, which gives me no end of satisfaction.

Jack’s Tall Tale (15:46 minutes)

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