Shimmering Eyes

A story dances in the mind’s eye.
A storyteller conjures demons in the mind, and danger in the mid-day sun.
A mirage shimmers in the heat of a desert.
here

Posted in storytelling | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

You don’t matter

Strange as it might seem to the beginner.
You don’t matter.
People want to hear the story
You are merely the guardian of the story.
here

Posted in storytelling | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Play it again

Every time you tell a story afresh the story plays out to its end.
Storytelling is not a recital of a sacred text written by someone who died before you were born and who never knew you, nor you they.
It is a living craft and it is your duty and privilege to use your skill to tell the story.
here

Posted in General, storytelling | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

The cruel lash

Another new sound story uploaded to the story section.
Beware when practising with a whip how far you can go.
Hear Lash Larry here and wince

Posted in storytelling | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

The Stories of Dublin:

Seven accomplished storytellers have joined together to bring you three extraordinary nights of storytelling, in ghostly, comedic, and, wondrous tales, in the heart of the city.

A different programme will be presented each evening.

In Catching the Sun in a Sieve there will be astonishing stories of Dubliners as they speed downhill in sub-standard cars, wake up late for exam day, swim naked in the Liffey, live the life of a 17-year-old rock star in a Cabra shed, or, arrive in the city for the first time.

Wonder in Never Called Me Mother at the wronged wife and her fatal revenge, the defendant whose wig went on fire in Green Street Courthouse while he expired before sentence of death was passed, or how a story was created after a strange encounter.

Tremble in Spectre Lovers at the tale of the Lady of the Loo, the Haunting of a Ballplayer, the Blood Field, the dead fiddler at the wedding, or, the woman who knew not which year she was fated to die.

22nd – 24th July 2013 @ 8:00pm in the Main Space Smock Alley Theatre, Dublin 2

Starring: Philip Byrne, Gráinne Clear, Niamh Keogan, Richard Marsh, Brendan Nolan, Seamus O’Loughlin, and Deirdre Sullivan.

video

Posted in storytelling | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Leave it out

Leaving stuff out can make for a better story
Filling in too much can leave a listener confused.
Let them dream a little.
http://bit.ly/149vySS

Posted in storytelling | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

You are invited

New dates have been added to the storytelling tour page.
Please come along and join in.
Listeners are always welcome.
Here

Posted in General | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Wicklow Folk Tales goes to print

Wicklow Folk Tales, to be published by History Press Ireland, has gone to print.
It will be published , online and in print, in August 2013.

Posted in General | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Chased by the Little People

New sound story uploaded to the story section.
Beware of what you find upon the ground.
For others may lay claim to it.
And kick you on the shin, for it.
here

Posted in storytelling | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

St Patrick’s Festival

All hail the family listeners at St Patrick’s Festival in Dublin.
We told on the Storybus on Merrion Square over six hours that flitted past like six minutes.
Story: where adults become children and children become wise.
Brilliant stuff.

Posted in storytelling | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment