The Storyteller’s Voice- A Workshop with Donna Washington

A terrific opportunity to learn from one of the finest! In addition to being a beloved author and renowned storyteller, Donna Washington is also an accomplished presenter and educator. Donna has been presenting workshops and trainings for many years.
During The Storyteller’s Voice workshop, Donna skilfully takes us through a good vocal warm up. We will work on breathing techniques and using our diaphragm to control our sound instead of forcing it out of our throat. We will also work on dialects, voices and sound effects. Suitable for all storytellers, educators, librarians etc…
A unique chance – don’t miss it!


Ticket Tip: This event is open for adult ticket holders only. You need to book a ticket for this event. To make it a quality experience this special event has 25 limited tickets available- so once this event is booked out there are no more tickets! Ticket holders get priority into events, but please arrive 15mins before the event, if you are late your spot may be given to another visitor. Please make sure to bring a copy of your ticket either on your phone or in paper.

Ferry Tip: Important: The first Sunday morning ferry will not get you in on time for this workshop event. Please secure your accommodation on the island.


Sep 03 2023


11:00 am - 12:30 pm




Tír Na nÓg
South Harbour, Cape Clear Island


  • Donna Washington
    Donna Washington

    Donna Washington is an award-winning internationally known master storyteller, artist-educator, and author who has been performing for audiences of all ages for over thirty-five years. She is renowned for her storytelling for both children & adults from poignant & funny fables about the human condition to racy relationships stories to spine-tingling tales of terror.

    She has been featured at numerous festivals, schools, libraries, theaters and other venues around the world including Canada, Peru, Argentina & Hong Kong. During the pandemic, she has presented over two hundred shows & workshops virtually online. In 2020, she co-founded the non-profit organization Artists Standing Strong Together with Master Storyteller Sheila Arnold for which they won a 2021 Oracle Award.

    Donna’s eleven storytelling CDs have garnered thirty national awards. She has authored numerous articles about storytelling and education including her very popular blog Language, Literacy & Storytelling. She is also the author of five children’s books: Li’l Rabbit’s Kwanzaa, A Pride of African Tales, The Story of Kwanzaa, A Big Spooky House, and award winning Boo Stew. Peachtree Press is scheduled to publish her next picture book, Prak Fills The House, in September 2023. She travels all over the world performing and giving workshops. She lives with her husband and cat in Durham, NC.

  • Gerry Clancy
    Gerry Clancy

    Gerry Clancy is a member of Storytellers of Ireland, and the Dublin based storytelling group “Story-O”. A regular contributor to Cork and Dublin Yarn Spinners. He was featured on the Dublin Yarnspinners CD “15 Years of Dublin Yarnspinners” which was released in 2011. Gerry is a visual artist and professional consultant for the arts industry.

    As an artist his work has featured in a number of exhibitions both nationally and internationally. Gerry has also been a Co-Director Cape Clear International Storytelling Festival from 2012 to 2016.

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