Saturday was Storvik Performer's Revel, and on a lark I debuted 'The Tale of Guthrun' - a prose recitation of her story that I hashed out in the car on the way over. I was able to incorporate a good number of call backs to the poetry ('as greater than other men as the leek is greater than the grass,' etc) and it got a really good reception! I had opened by saying that I don't normally do storytelling, and when I finished, someone said, "You should do it more often."
Yesterday, I also tried telling the tale with my harp in my hands. Mostly open fifths, home and away, with pauses in the tale for longer melodic riffs. I think it worked pretty well! I'll try lyre next.