The Fire-Maker Deborah Winter, Storyteller Stories of fire and light; stories of hot pursuit and endless patience. Let enthralling storytelling & exquisite music take you deep into the earth and to the World-Beyond-the World. Lyrical storyteller Deb Winter weaves words with the powerful, intuitive music of Tinc Y Tannau (Sianed Jones & Ailsa Mair Hughes, bass viols and voices) to draw you into the woods and out onto the wild waves of your imagination. www.deborahwinter.co.uk www.tincytannau.co.uk ABOUT THE PERFORMER Storyteller Deb Winter has delighted audiences across Wales and the South West with a huge range of shows, from her exploration of loss and grief in Orpheus, through to her quirky ‘Re-fried Fairy Tales’ – Grimm’s classic stories re-imagined. Audiences describe her as a compelling storyteller who touches the heart- open, warm, authentic and passionate in her telling and she can evoke both laughter and tears.Deb has a winning mixture of warmth, high energy, irrepressible humour and a certain something that quivers between originality and downright eccentricity. Having won the 'Storyteller of the Year' award at the Bristol StorySlam (an audience vote event), taking home the coveted 'Yarn-spinner'Trophy Deb returned to Bristol Story festival in 2016-18 with three new shows ('Orpheus', 'The Red Shoes','Trysts & Promises' & 'Daughters of the Deep'. Deb has worked for a diverse range of clients (Cheltenham Science Festival, Tenby Arts Festival, Priddy Folk, End of the Road, Swansea Fringe, the National Trust; Pembrokeshire Coast, Fforest, West Wales Arts Centre, Transition Bro Gwaun. After co-hosting Tenby Storytelling Cafe with Phil Okwedy, Deb set up the very successful new storytelling-and-music venture, Fishguard Storytelling/Straeon Gwaun, attracting a growing audience from across North Pembrokeshire and Ceredigion and first-rate storytellers from across Wales and the UK. Deb was awarded one of six commissions across Wales for the 2016 Gwanwyn Festival, funded by Arts Council Wales/Age Cymru, to develop a collaborative piece with the Celtic harp. Deb created three environmentally-themed shows for the local Transition group: The Magic of Green; the Green Phoenix and All Four Corners, all available on Night Out Wales. Deb has collaborated with a number of musicians including singer Lynne Denman; also Ailsa Mair Hughes (voice/cello/psaltery and more), and Fiona Barrow (fiddle, harp, accordian, guitar), both mistresses of improvisation.