Kate Dudding is drawn to giving a voice to people from the past,
people who have made a difference in their community, or in the world. Kate feels that these are important stories to share because, as
the wonderful and wise storyteller Carol Birch says,
This CD contains the following stories; included are links to some of the sources Kate used to create these stories.
Inspiring true stories of determination and sacrifice
2013 Storytelling World Resource Awards
Kate's wonderfully inspiring, well-crafted stories that illuminate human goodness are gifts for the spirit and food for the soul. Not only do they restore one's faith in the next generation, they remind us that young people (such as these) can serve as role models for people of all ages who long to find creative ways to "make a difference" in our world.
- Gert Johnson
Interfaith Story Circle of the Tri-City Area (Albany, Schenectady, Troy, N.Y.)
Children at the Well Youth Storytellers for Peace and Understanding
This CD is another example of Kate's skill and "touch" at translating true experiences into inspiring stories.
- Ellouise Schoettler, storyteller
I am so delighted and inspired by these tales of young people. Even in my white-haired years, they make me want to strengthen my voice to make change, stand up to injustice, and offer my art for a cause in which I believe. You offer listeners just the right details of these historic times and moments of decisiveness. I feel I'm there. My mind is opened and my heart made more courageous. I will share this with young and old, in the hope they too will be so moved.
- Marni Gillard,
Storyteller, Storyteacher: The Power of Storytelling for Teaching and Living
Kate, I just listened to your CD. What wonderful stories about these courageous young people. I am going to have my grandchildren listen to these stories. There is so much heart-warming life and action to pay attention to. We forget that sometimes when we focus on the negative.
- Sigrid Kellenter, Schenectady, NY
How to Purchase this CD
Grateful thanks for their continued support to:
Story Circle of the Capital District (NY),
and the staffs at the Clifton Park-Halfmoon and the Saratoga Springs Public Libraries.
Original Stories and Performance by Kate Dudding
Additional Vocals by
Jeri Burns, Ph.D., Barry Marshall and Zack Marshall
Night Stick used in “High Hopes” courtesy of Bill Zincio & the Columbia County Sherrif’s Dept.
Producer and Engineer:
Cover Design: Kate Dudding and Barry Marshall