Past Tellers

Ann Estill

Ann Estill

Ann Estill has been telling stories, myths, legends and folktales for well  over two decades. She has taught several seminars on the art of storytelling. Ann is comfortable in the classroom, before community groups, at house parties and in the church setting. As you listen...

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Brenda Lewis and Gayle Ackroyd

Brenda Lewis and Gayle Ackroyd

The wonderful Brenda Lewis and Gayle Ackroyd Vocal Harmonies Duo! delighted audience with their musical storytelling talents at Tea 'n' Tales 2018 for the third year in a row. Their fun and delight at sharing thier stories and song in infectious. Their vocal harmonies take listerners...

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Doug Larson

Doug Larson

Returning yet again by popular demand was Mr. Guelph Guitar, Doug Larson, with his stories ranging from his discovery of Ontario’s old cedar tree, to the construction of the Guelph Guitar, to tales of his grandson. Doug's love and respect for Mother Earth and trees...

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Maryann Bailey

Maryann Bailey

Maryann is an experienced, celebrated storyteller in Guelph.  For many years she has entertained audiences with delightful stories. She's a keen advocate for books and her work in a local bookstore allows her to put that passion int action with featured book readings and storytelling....

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Mary Baldasaro

Mary Baldasaro

It was a beautiful sunny Friday morning at Tea 'n' Tales on August 24, 2018 and Mary Baldasaro delighted and charmed the 100+ listeners. Her love of language, voice and story is expressed in acting, playwriting and storytelling. Her repertoire includes traditional, historical, literary, and original...

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Tannis Slimmon

Tannis Slimmon

We were delighted to have Tannis Slimmon launch the Tea 'n' Tales 2018 season. Tannis has a gift for engaging an audience with her warmth, voice, and original songs. Tanis  is a critically acclaimed Canadian musician who has been singing, songwriting, recording, and touring locally, nationally and...

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Jay Wilson

Jay Wilson

Like the age-old tradition of travelling troubadour, Jay has put to memory numerous poems and tales, delivering whatever suits the occasion. This “Elocutionist” has been a featured teller at Guelph’s annual Tea ‘n’ Tales and Tales on the Hill. Jay has enriched the Arts scene...

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