"...Exceptional!...", "...Spellbinding!...", "...Extraordinary!"... All are words used to describe Timmy Abell's multi-faceted performances of music and storytelling.
This is not merely a folk music concert, though with 7 musical instruments (including hammered dulcimer, English concertina, penny whistle....) and a wide-ranging collection of original and traditional songs, this could be entertainment enough.....
But the rich variety! Stories, music, poetry, jokes and educational anecdotes - an inspiring and uplifting repertoire Timmy has collected and presented nationally for over 20 years. This is true family entertainment.
Timmy's relaxed and intimate performance style harkens back to a simpler time, as he invites and coaxes children and parents to sing and play together in the richness of their own folk traditions. This is not a high-energy TV show with a passive audience, but it is a participatory and engaging musical experience which leaves lasting impressions.
Timmy's music awakens a full range of emotions, from the fun and frolicking "Farmer's Market" and "Goin' to Grandma's" to the thoughtful "Make A Wish" and sensitive "Chase Away the Blues" to the zany "Away, Mommy, Away" and dreamy "John Of Dreams". Mixed with instrumental music, storytelling, and a few songs "for the grownups", Timmy's concerts leave everyone fully entertained and satisfied that the time was well spent.