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Email: tom.c@crackerbarrel-ents.com
Phone: (800) 565-3687 outside CT, or (860) 669-6581 withi
For grades: K-12, college, and beyond
Requirements for live visit: P.A. must be provided (tech.-sheet is available upon request) or shipping of same must be reimbursed.
Fees for live visit: Solos: $400. for 45 minutes for 300 students, max. 2nd show, same set-up @ $300.; duo @ $650. for 1st show; $325. for 2nd with same set-up. Classroom workshops: $400. per artist per day of 4 classes, max., with 30 students, max. per class. Residencies mu
Funding: In CT via CT Commission on the Arts' "Arts Presentation Grants"; In the other New England states via the New England Foundation for the Arts' "NEST" subsidy;``In NY through the BOCES Arts-In-Education programs; In FL via Broward County Commission on Cultural Affairs' Arts-In-Education Programs.

 

Participatory Music & Stories (Multi-Curricular) »

Callinan and Shapiro's lyrics in their songs are as direct and uncompromising as their vocals, covering gardens and garbage, 'Pollution' and 'Mother Ocean'.
--- Catherine Cella, Billboard Magazine




Available as assemblies, classroom workshops, and/or residencies.

Come On & Sing-Along! Participatoy original, folk, music-hall, and novelty songs are accompanied by an assortment of string, wind, and percussion instruments.

From Sea To Shining Sea Traces the restless American spirit via songs and stories of: emigration, immigration, and migration.

In The Good Old Colony Days Early American songs, stories, games and instruments.

Home Fires Families, sibling rivalry, generation gap, role models, stereotypes, and getting along with the people we live with.

Imagine Menagerie a collage of stories told with music and humor.

Sea Songs, Chanteys, And Nautical Lore Specific or general themes spanning generic songs about the sea to sailors, pirates, ships and shipwrecks, past and present.

A Little Bit Of Erin Songs, tales, and tunes from both sides of the Atlantic.

Thumbs-Up For Connecticut Collected and original songs (and an assortment of "Nutmeggery"), about the Constitution State.

I'm Gonna Write A Song (workshop or residency only) Students write new lyrics to familiar melodies, or their own compositions to show how songs can chronicle current events.

Holiday Hodge-Podge Participatory songs and stories for an assortment of holidays and other special occasions.

Let's Clean Up Our Act Environmental awareness on a variety of general or specific themes.

Long Island Sound's Good To Me A collection of original collected songs about "The Urban Sea" and human interaction with it, past and present.

In Search Of The Whale Whaling songs of yesteryear, with tools and artifacts, and "save the whale" songs of today. A perfect complement to "Voyage Of The Mimi" studies.
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Tom Callinan and Ann Shapiro are husband and wife duo, available as solos, together, and/or with other artists: in community centers, libraries, museums, schools, folk clubs, coffeehouses, festivals, and on radio and television. Each has been recognized as a Master Teaching Artist by the Connecticut Commission on the Arts. In 1982, they co-founded Crackerbarrel Entertainments to provide quality educational, family, and inter-generational programs in the Northeast and beyond.

In addition, Ann is Executive Director for The Connecticut Storytelling Center. In 1991, Tom was designated Connecticut's first "Official State Troubadour". Since 1971, Tom has performed with "The Morgans", New England's highly acclaimed folk and sea-songs band. He has managed the ensemble since 1977. In 1999, Tom and Ann were featured tellers at The National Storytelling Festival in Jonesborough, Tennessee.

Tom and Ann have produced over a dozen albums which are available in both cassette and CD formats. A FREE catalog is available upon request.

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