About Me

Rickey Pittman - Bard of the SouthRickey E. Pittman, the Bard of the South, is a storyteller, author, and folksinger. He was the Grand Prize Winner of the 1998 Ernest Hemingway Short Story Competition, and is originally from Dallas, Texas. Pittman presents his stories, music and programs at schools, libraries, organizations, museums, historical reenactments, restaurants, banquets, and Celtic festivals throughout the South. He has four music CD’s: Bard of the South (2011), The Minstrel Boy (2012), and A Lover’s Ghost (2012), Osceola & Foster (2013).

Celtic Festivals, Workshops and Other Events Featuring Pittman as Storyteller, Performer, or Speaker:

  • Northeast Louisiana Celtic Fest, Monroe LA
  • Mississippi Celtic Fest, Jackson MS
  • Salado Scottish Festival, Salado TX
  • Arlington Scottish Festival, Arlington TX
  • Highland Games, Jackson, LA
  • North Texas Irish Festival, Dallas
  • Cowtown Celtic Festival in Fort Worth (2011)
  • Bedford Texas  Celtic Festival
  • Sam Houston Folklife Festival, Huntsville TX
  • Houston Scottish Festival
  • Arkansas Scottish Festival, Batesville AR
  • Patrick Cleburn Festival, Cleburn TX.
  • St. Patrick Festival, Dublin TX
  • Corney Creek Festival, Bernice LA
  • Civil War Music Heritage Gathering & Encampment, Windham NY
  • Lee-Jackson Banquets
  • St. Andrews Banquets
  • Burns Suppers
  • Museum & Library Presentations
  • Arkansas & Louisiana Reading Associations
  • Louisiana Library Association
  • Texas Education Service Centers (Media & Library Services) Regions I,  IX, XI, VII,  & VIII
  • Zoo Tales (Brownsville, TX)
  • Brown Bag Concert in the Park, Monroe LA
  • Oklahoma Technology Association

Author Events:

  • Books ‘n Authors ‘n All that Jazz
  • Young Authors & Illustrators
  • Pulpwood Queens Girlfriend Weekend
  • Young Authors of Rapides Parish
  • Laredo Book Festival, Harlingen, TX
  • Director of Harlingen, TX Book Festival (2013)


  • The Scottish Alphabet  (Pelican Pub.)
  • The Irish Alphabet   (Pelican Pub.)
  • Ariel: Therapy Dog of the Rio Grande Valley (Sarah)
  • Jim Limber Davis: A Black Orphan in the Confederate White House  (Pelican Pub.) Accelerated Reader Selection, Louisiana Young Reader’s Choice Award
  • Stonewall Jackson’s Black Sunday School  (Pelican Pub.) Accelerated Reader, Award from the Colonial Dames of America
  • Stories of the Confederate South (collection of historical short fiction)  (Pelican Pub.)
  • The Confederate Alphabet (2011)(Pelican Pub.)
  • Red River Fever (a novel, Sarah Publishing 2015)
  • Under the Witch’s Mark (a novel, Booklocker 2012)