Artistic Name:
Jane McDaniel
Laura Jane McDaniel

janesirish (at)

USA / Ireland
Phone number:
1-210-930 1026
Celular :
1-210-381 4931
223 Shannon Lee Drive, San Antonio, TX. 78216
Irish and American
San Antonio, Texas / Achill Island, Co. Mayo, Ireland

Tejas Storytelling Festival Featured Rising Star (2002),
Programs of Ancient Celtic Tales at Texas Folklife Festival (1997-2003), Louisiana State Folklife Festival (2008),
N.TX. Irish Festival, Dallas (2004-2011),
Potomac Celtic Fest, Washington DC (2010),
Milwaukee WI. Irish Fest (2009, 2011),
Tales for Kids at Institute of Texan Cultures, San Antonio TX., (2005)
The Biggest Irish Lies (TX Liars Context, winner, 2006);
workshops on Irish culture and storytelling 101 for kids and adults, Milwaukee, San Antonio, Dallas,

Curriculum Vitae / Resume:

BSc in Economics with major in journalism, worked as newswoman and anchor, and producer of storytelling programs for Hessischer Rundfunk (German radio) 1978-82) and AFN Radio Network, Germany (1978-82).

US National Irish Storytelling Champion from 2004-2007, tell stories on a regular, annual basis with seanachai/teller on Achill Island, Co. Mayo, Ireland, also regular story research there.

Organizer of storytelling program for Comhaltas Ceolteori Eireann convention in San Antonio, TX. 3/2011.

Featured teller at the Institute for Texan Cultures (UTSA, San Antonio, TX.), in schools, vineyards, Irish organizations, political and social clubs (1995-2011)

Member of International Storytelling Network.
International Storytelling Network
International Storytelling Network
Author of:
The Stories of Irish Emigrants; Growing up in 1950s Ireland; Irish Emigration and its Legacy for Storytelling; Prevention of Violence in the Family and amongst Friends (Program geared towards 5th Graders, with use of storytelling and role playing);, Workshop texts: self-published San Antonio, TX., 2005, 2008, 2011



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