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Art of the Story Festival: Patrick Ball

2017 WCCLS Art of the Story Festival - April 1-8, 2017 - Save the Date!

Everyone will be hearing voices of inspiration, history and humor at the Washington County libraries’ 13th annual Art of the Story festival. All shows will be designed for adults - with a few also open to children ages 6+. Admission is FREE to the week-long festival and venues will be countywide.
Festival updates will be posted to this page as they become available.

Patrick Ball

Patrick Ball is considered one of the premier Celtic harpers and spoken word artists in the world today. Born and raised in California, he gave little thought to where his ancestors came from. However, he found he was irresistibly drawn to the lyrical and turbulent history of Ireland. Ball fell in love with the eloquence and fire of the Irish oral tradition and the Celtic harp.

Patrick’s concerts are a captivating blend of music and storytelling. He has recorded three spoken word and nine instrumental albums, earning national awards and selling over one-half million copies collectively. He has been awarded grants for his work by the Zellerbach Family Fund and the California Arts Council. He is also the recipient of the Circle of Excellence Award from the National Storytelling Association.