Fishin with Ish
Ken Galipeau is a collector of stories, songs and poems that touch our hearts and funny bone. The stories and songs in Ken's eclectic repertoire celebrate the wonder, absurdity, pain and joy of life, imagination, and the soul. He presents them with energy, enthusiasm, and a sincerity that makes you tingle through and through--the feeling you have after a belly laugh or a chill in the bones from a unsettling ghost story. Ken's stories and songs are drawn from contemporary and traditional sources and sung as if they were his own. 'The pieces I perform show how we are all connected. They allow us to feel good about who we are, where we come from, and where we are going'. Ken has been the featured teller at the New Jersey Storytelling Festival, and nationwide Tellabration events. He has told and sung in schools, libraries, public and private gatherings, parties, churches, coffeehouses, festivals and on cable television. Ken's engaging performances include stories, poems and songs sung with guitar, drum, piano or a cappella. Material is humorous and poignant, both for listening and participating. Whether you are a kid or an adult, all ages will be captivated by Ken's telling, singing and playing. Programs can be tailored to audiences, themes or both. Ken's three recordings, Collection (an eclectic sampling of songs for adults) Ken Sings Les (poems by Les Barker Ken has put to music) and his latest release, Fishin' with Ish, are available on the Music page.