Al Neale

Al Neale: Educator, musician, storyteller.    (See the Instruments)



Al Neale's performances weave American history, traditional music and stories into memorable learning experiences.

He performs 18th- and 19th-century music, American folk music and “Old Time” music on original and reproduction 19th-century instruments.

Civil War era music is a specialty, and he performs in authentic costume when desired.

Al's programs are interactive, with many opportunities for audience participation. They are presented at schools, teacher workshops, museums, libraries, elderhostels, and special events.

Al believes that history is best remembered as narrative, with the facts presented in story form. History is composed of many layers of stories down to the story of each individual. Storytelling complements his music and makes learning enjoyable.

He also is a professional museum educator and performs programs for several colleges. He lives in the heart of historic Richmond, Virginia.

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Al Neale

Contact Al: • 804-514-0454


Fiddle & Fife Services

  • Live programs for any age group that teach historical themes through
    storytelling and musical performances on traditional instruments
  • Recorded music for podcasts and documentaries using
    original or reproduction historical musical instruments.

© 2009 Al Neale Updated on 27-Jul-2009
Studios of Richmond