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For 30 years Deborah Dunleavy has led a very active and successful career specializing in the performing arts. In November of 2009 Deborah toured Labrador for the Canadian Children's Book Centre TD Book Week. In March of 2010 she was invited to perform for 5000 children in one week in Singapore. 

From January to June 2010 Deborah was Storyteller in Residence for the Arthur Child Heritage Museum in Gananoque. The Toronto Festival of Storytelling featured Deborah at their 2010, 2007 and 2005 gatherings.  Deborah took Beaver Hats & Bagpipes to Scotland in June 2008 and in 2004 the Canadian High Commission, London and the Canadian Embassy in Dublin supported Deborah's tour of Ireland with her Canadian program, Northern Nights.

Deborah lives in Brockville with her husband, composer Howard Alexander.

Storyteller Bill LaLonde. Photo: Storytellers of Canada
Storyteller Bill LaLonde. Photo: Storytellers of Canada

The Crystal: love and pickpocketing

Our storytelling series, The Crystal, continues with Brockville storyteller Bill LaLonde. He shares a tale about love and pickpocketing in Victorian London.  Go to full article

The Crystal World Storytelling Day Special

Every year around the first of Spring in the Northern Hemisphere (or the first of Autumn in the Southern Hemisphere) people all over the world gather to tell stories for World Storytelling Day. Thanks to Deborah Dunleavy, the host of our own storytelling series "The Crystal", NCPR is celebrating the day with four storytellers. On the program we hear stories from Ed Clark, Karen Glass, Fran Yardley and Deborah.  Go to full article
Deborah Dunleavy

The Crystal: a Scottish tale of royal riddles

Our occasional storytelling series, The Crystal, continues. Brockville storyteller Deborah Dunleavy shares a story from Scotland about a king who tries to trick a man with a series of riddles, but in the end the joke is on him.  Go to full article
Storyteller Deborah Dunleavy

The Crystal: A Valentine's Day party to remember

This month, the Crystal storyteller Deborah Dunleavy tells a story of a Valentine's Day from her childhood where she threw a big party for her friends and her father, a...  Go to full article
Deborah Dunleavy

A Scottish story of love and good luck

Brockville storyteller Deborah Dunleavy shares a story of love and good luck from Scotland on the January edition of "The Crystal."  Go to full article
Deborah Dunleavy

The Crystal: A New Year's tale from northern Quebec

Brockville storyteller Deborah Dunleavy shares a midwinter tale about a young logger and a flying canoe at a lumber camp in northern Quebec.  Go to full article
Deborah Dunleavy

The Crystal: A sweet Christmas story

Brockville storyteller Deborah Dunleavy shares a childhood Christmas story about her grandfather's homemade candy canes.  Go to full article
Storyteller Deborah Dunleavy

The Crystal: A story of love with a ghostly twist

Deborah Dunleavy, a storyteller based in Brockville, Ontario, is telling us a story a month as a part of our series, "The Crystal". Today, a story of true love with a...  Go to full article
Deborah Dunleavy

A spooky story for the season

What would Halloween be without a spooky story? Brockville professional storyteller Deborah Dunleavy visited NCPR recently to share a favorite tale about Aaron Kelly's...  Go to full article

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