Category Archives: storytelling

New interview posted

For those who missed it the May 2015 interview by Pete Castle with Brendan Nolan in Facts & Fiction magazine is posted on this site in its entirety. Thank you.

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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

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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

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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. … Continue reading

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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

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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 … Continue reading

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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

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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

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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.

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Now hear this

Don’t get jaded with your storytelling. Freshen up the story by telling it from a different perspective. A witness, perhaps. Or a new listener    

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