More than a Decade of performances…


Saturday, March 24, 4 pm
Johnny D's Uptown

Somerville, MA
The campaign kick-off for our
State Senator Pat Jehlen!
Music from Paul Lehrman ("Songs You Should Know") and Geoff Brown (Hickory Strings)

Thursday, April 12

Waltham (MA) Public Library

Thursday, April 19
Brighton (MA) Public Library

Monday, April 23
Adams Street Library,
Dorchester, MA

Summer Reading in Massachusetts: “Dream Big, Read”
Tuesday, August 14
Thomas Crane Public Library, Quincy, MA

Wednesday, August 15,
Braintree (MA) Library

“Mary Margaret O'Connell,
Lowell Mill Girl”

Wednesday, May 9
Fitchburg State College


Friday, November 11
First Congregational Church
of Sharon, Massachusetts

Wednesday, March 30
Chelmsford (MA) Public Library

The Stories of Our Lives
An oral history project in Arlington, MA

Eighteen 4th-8th grade students interviewing senior citizens and then
presenting a public program in which they will tell the stories they've collected.

"Mary Margaret O'Connell,
Lowell Mill Girl"

Thursday, April 21
Medford (MA) Library

Wednesday, March 16
Waltham (MA) Public Library

Saturday, September 18
Irish Cultural Centre of New England's
20th Annual Irish Festival

Canton, MA


Saturday, August 21
Rhode Island Great Outdoors Pursuit

All-day culminating summer event.
Storytelling at 7 pm around the campfire



November 17, The Highlands,
Fitchburg, MA

May 29, Methuen (MA) Public Library

June 16, Fitchburg Senior Center
Hosted by the Fitchburg Public Library
and the Senior Center

January 21, Richards Memorial Library,
North Attleboro

January 29, First Parish in Brookline Unitarian Universalist

Saturday, March 27
HUGE benefit for Haiti relief—Arlington St. Church, Arlington St., Boston.
Eight storytellers —two singers—five musicians!

Tuesday, March 16—Leominster Crossings, 1160 Main St., Leominster, ,
Lucky in Life - St. Patrick's Day Social with "Mary Margaret O'Connell, Lowell Mill Girl"
Irish tea afterwards with scones & desserts!

Saturday, March 13—Wellesley Public Library
Irish Stories for Families

Saturday, March 13—Irish Cultural Center, 200 New Boston Dr., Canton
Irish Stories for Families



December 31: First Night, Boston Stories for Children firstnight.org

Which One of Us is the Mother Now?
Tales from the Nursing Home

November 5,
Waltham Public Library
November 6,
Unitarian Universalist Church, Needham
November 12,
Medford Public Library
November 19,
Middleborugh Public Library

November 20, Independent Christian Unitarian Church, Gloucester

"Stories of the Sun, Moon, Stars and Constellations"
August 4: Thomas Crane Library, Quincy, MA
August 6: Boyden Library, Foxboro, MA
August 7: West End Branch of the Boston Public Library
August 12: Medford (MA) Public Library
August 19: Wellesley (MA) Free Library

August 5 : "Mary Margaret O'Connell, Lowell Mill Girl"
Lowell Quilt Museum, Lowell, MA

July 8: "Campfire Stories / Sun, Moon, Star Myths"
Reading (MA) Public Library

April 8: "Mary Margaret O'Connell, Lowell Mill Girl"
Irish Cultural Center, Worcester, MA

February 8: Stories and Chants for Children
The Natick Collection, Natick, MA


December 31: First Night, Boston
3 Storytelling shows for families.
December 2: Tsongas Center, Boote Mills, Lowell, MA
"Mary Margaret O'Connell, Lowell Mill Girl" for banquet


August 15: Three shows in Charlestown for ReadBoston
Children's Quarters, JFK Family Service Center, Charlestown Boys & Girls Club

August 13
: Three shows in South Boston for ReadBoston
Laboure Center, Tynan Community Center, Condon Community Center

August 12: Thayer Public Library, Braintree, MA
"Wild Stories" for "Wild About Reading"

July 29: Thomas Crane Public Library, Quincy, MA
"Wild Stories" for "Wild About Reading"

July 28: Two shows for ReadBoston
Wang YMCA, Chinatown, Salvation Army, Roxbury

July 9: Three shows for ReadBoston
Jamaica Plain Head Start, Lena Park Child Development Center, Dorchester.
Bromley Heath Housing Development, Jamaica Plain

July 7: Three shows for ReadBoston
West Roxbury Community Center, West Roxbury/Roslindale YMCA,
Washington Beech Community Center, Roslindale

June 19: Tewksbury (MA) Historical Society @ Tewksbury Senior Center
"Mary Margaret O'Connell, Lowell Mill Girl"

March: private schools, public schools, after-schools, and private functions
in Providence, RI, Nashua, NH, and around Massachusetts.

March 12, Holbrook Historical Society, Holbrook, MA
"Mary Margaret O'Connell, Lowell Mill Girl"

March 6, Irish Hibernian Hall, Worcester, MA
"An Evening with Nora Joyce, wife of James Joyce"

February 26-29, Sharon does Vegas!
16 shows at schools and libraries in Las Vegas over four days.


September 20, Medford (MA) Public Library
World premiere of
"The Snapping Turtle of Wright's Pond"

August 15, Boston Public Library, Copley Square

July 5, "Catch The Beat" with musician Victor Cockburn
Nevins Library, Methuen, Mass.

An Evening With Nora Joyce
click here for details

Appropriate only for audiences over 18.

Two Standing-Room Only performances at the
Hynes Convention Center for First Night!!

March 8, West Roxbury Branch of the Boston Public Library

March 10, South Boston Library

March 15, Waltham Library

March 18, The Irish Foundation of Lawrence, Sargent Auditorium,
at the Lawrence Public Library

June 14, Medford Public Library

June 15, Irish Cultural Center, Canton, MA

June 18, "Seanachie Night" at Bull Feeney's Pub, Portland, Maine


May 1, Hamilton Library, Hamilton, MA,
"The Strike for Bread & Roses: Lawrence, 1912"

March 24: Holyoke Public Library, Holyoke, MA, “Irish Stories for Families”

March 19: Dedham Library, Dedham, MA, “Irish Stories for Everyone”

March 6: Faneuil Library, Brighton, MA, “Irish Folktales for Everyone”

February 20: Holyoke Public Library, Holyoke, MA,
“Stories from Around the World:
Focus on Puerto Rico and Ireland”

February 1: Destination World, Lawrence, MA, "Rainforest Stories of South America"

January 20: Robbins Library, Arlington, Mass.,“Stories from Around the World”

December 31 First Night Boston
Hynes Convention Center
“Turtles, Alligators, and Crocodiles”
Stories, Chants, and Songs for Families
“Irish Stories for Families”
"Stories, Songs, and Chants from Around the World"

November 14: Flint Public Library, Middleton, Mass., Susannah Winslow of Plimoth Plantation

Family Shows @ Jimmy Tingle’s Off-Broadway Theatre
Davis Square, Somerville
November 5, “Irish Folktales for Families”
November 12, “Wizards, Witches, and Magic Spells”
November 19, “Alligator Pie: Stories of Alligators, Turtles, and Crocodiles”

October 30: Jimmy Tingle’s Off-Broadway Theatre, Davis Square, Somerville
“Ghostwise: First Annual Halloween Tales LANES Benefit”
with Tony Toledo, Sharon, Raelinda Woad, and Catherine Conant

Stories from the Ecuadorian Rain Forest
August 1,
Thomas Crane Library, Quincy, Mass.
August 9, Boston Public Library, Copley Square
August 22, Medford (Mass.) Public Library

April 22:
Shift Change!, an evening of stories, comedy, and monologues for adults
The Congregational Church of West Medford

March 16: Watertown's Arsenal for the Arts, "Stories for an Evening"

March 6: Haverhill (Mass.) Library, "Mary Margaret O'Connell"

February 19: Concord Museum, Warm Words Storytelling Festival

January 22: Fitchburg (Mass.) Library, "Mary Margaret O'Connell"


November 6: Robbins Library, Arlington, "Irish and Jewish Stories for Adults and Children over 10", Dovetails with reading of Snow In August, by Pete Hamill.

October 30: Boston Public Library, Copley Square, "Hallowe'en Stories for School-Age Children"

October 20: Medford (Mass.) Public Library, "Stories from Medford's Many Cultures"

October 1: West Medford (Mass.) Congregational Church, Benefit Concert for New Orleans Hurricane Victims

May 12, Haverhill (Mass.) Public Library / April 21, Brighton Public Library / April 3, Thomas Crane Library, Quincy, Mass. / March 31, West Roxbury Branch Library, "The Pemberton Mill Disaster"

March 20: Lowell (Mass.) National Park Visitor Center,"Mary Margaret O'Connell"

March 16: Waltham (Mass.) Public Library, "The Pemberton Mill Disaster"

March 6: Lawrence Heritage State Park, Lawrence, Mass., "The Pemberton Mill Disaster"
Sponsored by the Ancient order of Hibernians

February 27: Worcester (Mass.) Public Library, "The Pemberton Mill Disaster"


December 5: National Visitor Center, Lowell, Mass., Moses Greely Parker Series
"The Strike for Bread and Roses, Lawrence 1912"

November 10: Flint Public Library, Middleton, Mass., Stories for 9- to 14-year-olds

November 7: Zeitgeist Gallery, Cambridge, Multi-media performance of "Heroes"
with composer/synthesist Paul Lehrman

October 21: Hamilton Public Library, Scary Stories for Halloween

October 19: Brighton Public Library, Stories for 3- to 6-year-olds

September 13: Swampscott Public Library, Preview for North Shore libraries

September 6 (Labor Day): Bread and Roses Festival, Lawrence, Mass.
"The Strike for Bread and Roses, Lawrence 1912"

August 26-30:
Storytelling performances and teaching in Wisconsin

August 21: The Stone Zoo, Stoneham, Mass., Animal Stories

August 4: Boston Public Library, Main branch, "Explore Other Worlds: Magic and Transformation"

July 25 & 31:: The Stone Zoo, Stoneham, Mass., Animal Stories

March 21: Community Church of Boston, Copley Square, "Mary Margaret O'Connell"

March 20: West Roxbury Library , Centre Street, Irish Stories for Children

March 4: Boston Public Library, Brighton Branch , "The Strike for Bread and Roses: Lawrence, 1912"

February 24: Waltham Public Library, Adult Folktales and Amusing Stories from Ireland, Italy, and Laos

January 29-February 2
and February 26-March 1: Performing and teaching storytelling for Lesley University on Bainbridge, Fidalgo, and Whidbey Islands, Washington State

January 24: Boston Public Library, Roslindale Branch , "Winter Stories"

Sharon's "Mary Margaret O'Connell" has been performed this year at schools and libraries in Milton, Rowley, New Salem, Danvers, Wenham, Haverhill, Woburn, and Winchester.
If you'd like to have her come to your town, call your local library!


December 13: Malden Holiday Celebration , Ferryway School

November 20: Puppet Showplace Theater, Brookline, Tellabration with Sharon, Marianne Donnelly, Guy Peartree, and Tony Toledo. Tales of conjure, ghosts, Ireland, and Sharon's "Hot Flash!"
(a very funny tale of menopause)

November 15: Labyrinth Coffeehouse at the Congregational Church, West Medford
Eight Lesley University graduate student storytellers from Sturbridge, Mass., bewitching and beguiling
with their extraordinary skills
, with Sharon as M.C.......

November 7
: New England Regional Genealogical Conference, Sea Crest Resort, North Falmouth, Massachusetts,
"The Strike for Bread and Roses: Lawrence, 1912"

October 30: Brighton Public Library, "Scary Stories for Halloween"

October 18: Scituate Storytelling Festival, Especially geared to school-aged children

September 19: Brown & Brew, Tufts University in Medford
"Hot Flash!"
(a very funny tale of menopause)

September 6: The grand opening of   in Medford
Stories for Children of All Ages.

July 30: Boston Public Library, Copley Square

March 14-16 & 21-23
Sharon's return to Charlestown!
Comedy from the Irish Countryside
Tragedy from Lawrence, Massachusetts

photo by James Higgins

Part 1: Jokes and comical stories collected in 1987 in
Counties Fermanagh, Armagh, Galway, and Kerry.

Part 2:
Follow the fate of the five members of the Callahan
family who were working at the Permberton Mill on January 10, 1860,
when it collapsed and killed 88 workers.

Originally commissioned by the Museum of American Textile History.
at the Charlestown Working Theater, 442 Bunker Hill Street

Read this great review from

more details here!

March 8: Roslindale Public Library

School performances:
Harvard, Framingham, Dedham, Needham, West Newbury
Medford, Hamilton, Lowell, Springfield and Boston Public Schools


November 18 : Medford (MA) Library

October 27 : Scary Stories for Halloween, Regent Theater, Arlington, MA

July 30: Springfield (MA) Library

August 7: Boston Public Library, Copley Square

May 9: Thayer Library, Braintree

May 21: Folktales from Around the World, Winchester (MA) Public Library

April 16-27: Folktales from Around the World
South Medford (MA) Fire Station / Wesley United Methodist Church, Medford
St. Francis Parish Hall, Medford / West Medford Baptist Church

March 23: Mary Margaret O'Connell, Adams St. Public Library, Dorchester, MA

March 14: Mary Margaret O'Connell, American Textile Museum, Lowell, MA

February 24: Groveland Historical Society, Groveland, MA


November 4: The Boy Who Had No Story
in response to the tragedies of September 11
at the Quaker Meeting Service, Friends Meeting House, Cambridge

September 23: Boston Folk Festival
UMass Boston Harbor Campus