Tracy Chipman

A roaming, Celtic hearted native of Wisconsin who has moved 25 times in the past 27 years and now, once again, calls Wisco home.  Tracy stepped onto the path of storyteller 22 years ago under an Oregon hazelnut tree and has never looked back.

She believes story and storytelling are set deep in our human bones and more than ever we need the evocative richness of old myth and folklore to weave in, with and through the fabric of our lives, our communities and our own stories. 

From 1996 – 2004 Tracy’s love of story and the craft of telling took her to the Outer Hebrides of Scotland with the Hebridean Folklore Project where she visited with and recorded over 40 Gaelic speaking elders from the islands of Barra, South Uist, Benbecula, North Uist, Berneray, Harris and Scalpay.  In 2016 the body of analog recordings were digitized and are now in the process of being archived and made available to listening ears on the islands and beyond.