Good Grief: The Heart of the Matter with Janet Leroy and Heather Whaley.
Thursday, January 25, 2024 | Good Grief - The Heart of the Matter Janet LeRoy and Heather Whaley share stories and songs about grief and how grief is not about getting over a loss; it’s about learning to live with it.
Grief is as natural to life as the air we breathe; yet we live in a culture that disparages grief. Janet LeRoy and Heather Whaley share a vision – to bring grief out of the closet and into the world through the healing art of storytelling. Through an inspiring medley of Scottish folktales, personal stories, and songs, Janet and Heather lead listeners through the wilderness of grief into brighter pastures.
Janet’s stories reveal how a bereft mother is comforted by the healing presence of a loving child and how life unfolds in magical ways to offer solace and joy. A folksong and folktale take on new meaning when an intergenerational family story surfaces after the death of Heather’s sister. Their collaboration debuted at the Toronto Storytelling Festival in 2022 and continues as stories about Janet’s mother and Heather’s father, both born in Scotland, enter the concert to reveal more about the healing nature of family legacies.
Renowned local musician Scottie Irving brings a special touch with his accordion accompaniment.
Good Grief - The Heart of the Matter will be recorded and available to watch On Demand from Friday, January 26 at 7:30 pm ET until Thursday, February 1 at 10:00 pm ET. This allows you to watch (or re-watch) the event at your leisure! A link to the recording will be sent to you on Friday, January 26.
In Person Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/good-grief-the-heart-of-the-matter-in-person-tickets-727771041777
On-Demand Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/good-grief-the-heart-of-the-matter-on-demand-tickets-727849646887
Series Information: https://www.ottawastorytellers.ca/signature-series-shows