|Irish Storyteller Jane McDaniel|
In celebration of St. Patrick's Day, the FOBPL are presenting an evening of Irish Storytelling on Thursday, March 14, at 7:00pm. Irish-born Jane McDaniel is our host! Born in Limerick, Ireland, Jane started telling stories at the age of ten, thanks in part to a rich family storytelling tradition. In her early career, she worked as a print journalist, radio news reporter and anchor in Germany and then moved to the U.S. in 1993.
Jane first told stories to large audiences while hosting annual St. Patrick’s Day specials for AFN Forces Radio Network in Frankfurt, Germany (1978-1982). She was a featured Rising Star at the annual Texas State Storytelling Festival in Denton, 2002. She also held the title of US National Irish Storytelling Champion for four years (2004-2007), and was voted The Biggest Irish Liar in Texas in 2006. She's been to the Folklife Festivals in Natchitoches, LA. (2008), Corpus Christi (1996-2006), San Antonio (1997-2003), The Potomac Irish Festival, Washington, DC. (2009), at the North Texas Irish Festival (NTIF) in Dallas (2004-2012), the Milwaukee, WI. Irish Festival (2009, 2011), and the US National Storytelling Festival in Jonesborough, TN. (2005-2010). Jane also tells stories at schools, retirement homes, the San Antonio Institute for Texan Cultures, at private and corporate events, children’s festivals and birthdays, vineyards, and social clubs.