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Performancessteve schuch
Haunting violin and whale calls... music and tales of Ireland... lively songs and toe-tapping rhythms... young author workshops... Steve Schuch offers programs which appeal to many different audiences. Venues range from schools, town halls and colleges to classical series, international folk festivals and The Kennedy Center.

Classically trained on violin, Steve is also an accomplished singer/songwriter, guitarist, author and storyteller. Honors include composer awards, Artist Fellowship Awards, and five fiddling championships. His recordings with The Night Heron Consort are national best-sellers. Beyond his solo work, he also appears with various guest musicians, symphony orchestras, and fellow storyteller, Odds Bodkin. (See additional Artist's Bio.)

Celtic Traditions
steveLong before the current renaissance of interest in Celtic music, Steve Schuch and The Night Heron Consort were putting their own innovative stamp on that rich tradition. Fusing Celtic roots with classical and contemporary influences, their music reaches audiences on many different levels. Shows feature striking instrumental pieces, humor, and irrepressible singing. Venues have ranged from colleges and classical series to major folk festivals and The Kennedy Center. More on The Night Heron Consort >>.


Night Heron Music
72 Meeting Hill Rd.
Hillsborough, NH 03244
(603) 464-4321


"Riveting indeed."
- The Smithsonian

"Exceptionally fine...
Schuch brings
as much intelligence and skill to folk music as he does to classical."

- The Boston Globe

"Warmth and storytelling magic."
– Los Angeles Times

We welcome you to read What Critics Have to Say about Steve Schuch.


los angeles times

boston globe

new york times


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"A remarkable musician and storyteller...
great depth to his performing and teaching."

- Cincinnati Nature Center





A Symphony of Whales
symphony of whalesIn the winter of 1984-1985, nearly 3,000 whales were found trapped in the Senyavina Straight of Siberia. With the bitter cold, the water was freezing rapidly... In this work, award-winning musician and author Steve Schuch has taken the inspiration of a real life event - the musical rescue of these trapped whales - and conjured a truly memorable tale. A Symphony of Whales is available as a solo performance, a book, and a Multimedia Orchestral show.  More info on A Symphony of Whales >>


Solo Performances
symphony of whalesSteve Schuch has delighted audiences across the U.S. and Europe. Fusing Celtic/Folk roots with classical and contemporary influences, his artistry works on many different levels. Classically trained on violin, Schuch is also an accomplished singer/songwriter and guitarist. Venues range from town halls and colleges to international folk festivals and The Kennedy Center.
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School Assembly Performances
school assemblyJoin Steve Schuch on an odyssey of the imagination. Weaving together performance, history and science, these programs exemplify education and the arts at their best. Music and story selections are based on program theme and age group. All shows include a set of recordings and/or books. Some wonderful assemblies include 'A Symphony of Whales', 'Songs & Tales of the Earth', 'Music & Tales of Ireland', and 'Songs & Tales from Around the World.'
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Author Visits & Book Signings
school assemblyAll shows may include accompanying workshops and an Author Book/CD Signing, with books and recordings available to schools and PTA groups at a discount. See additional descriptions of Workshops for all ages and Educator/Parent Workshops.
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Workshops for All Ages
steveSteve Schuch offers a wide range of creative workshops. Some are for adults. Some are just for children. All are designed to engage multiple intelligences, sharpen skills, and inspire the imagination. Titles include 'The Author's Story', 'Roots of Rhythm & Harmony', 'The Art of Storytelling', 'Fiddler on the Loose' and more.
Visit Workshops for All Ages, Specialized Workshops and Workshops for Parents & Educators.
Artist Residencies
residencyArtist Residencies are created on an individual basis, typically from three to ten days in length. Sometimes they involve the entire school; other times they focus on a specific grade level. Residencies may include any combination of Assemblies, Workshops, and an evening Concert (or final school wide performance).
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school assemblyWellspring is a rich tapestry of music and storytelling. Both Steve Schuch and Odds Bodkin are well-known for their solo performances. As a duo, they are simply enchanting. From intimate settings and larger theaters to outdoor stages, their energy and warmth captivate any size audience.
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Night Heron Music • 72 Meeting Hill Road, Hillsborough, NH 03244 • USA
• ph (603) 464-4321 •

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