Storyteller Will Hornyak


March 23, 2024    
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


1017 Marine Drive , Astoria, Oregon, 97103

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Storyteller Will Hornyak brings “Tales of the Hedgerow” to KALA Performance Space on Saturday, March 23 at 7pm.

STORYTELLER WILLIAM KENNEDY HORNYAK brings the spirit of a late-night Irish hedgerow gathering to life with stories, songs, poems and toasts in honor of those who educated and inspired the minds and hearts of the people during the brutally repressive era of the Penal Codes (1695-1771).

During that time the teaching of Irish language, history, music, tradition and worship were outlawed by the British Crown. Barred from political office, reduced to tenants on their own soil, denied access to education and economic opportunities, the Irish culture was rendered threadbare. During those times men and women known as hedgerow teachers traipsed dark and lonely trails, braved fines and imprisonment to keep the flame of learning alive in the shelter of hedgerows, barns and botheys.

“Storyteller par excellence…endless wit, boundless enthusiasm…Will Hornyak transports audiences young and old into an amazing world of imagination.” The Oregonian
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Doors open 6:30pm. Show at 7pm. Full Bar. 16+ please. General seating. 1017 Marine Dr. in Astoria. 503.338.4878