The Haunted Dale

songs and tales for all ages




~ Interactive storytelling ~


novelist Joyce Holt brings to audiences a delightful array of folktales from the Norwegian province of Telemark, as well as folksongs from all over Norway! Songs and tales for youngsters and graybeards and everyone in-between.

Onlookers at the Haunted Dale get to choose a needle-felted figurine to put up on the mountain landscape, and see what song or tale matches fox or goat, pig-keeper or bride, elf or troll!


sjøorm: sea dragon

a banner for Holt's booth, The Haunted Dale  
storyboard used in Holt's booth, The Haunted Dale


The Haunted Dale appears at select medieval events in the South Puget Sound area (western Washington, USA). Library performances for the public are in the planning.

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