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Hallowe’en

November 1 is the first day of winter. The night before is Hallowe’en, and is marked with feasting, merrymaking and divination. The Celts celebrated Hallowe’en as the Feast of the Dead, when the dead revisited the mortal world. The fairies … Continue reading

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Storytelling Bursary for woman

Verbal Arts Centre in Derry has announced a storytelling training bursary in memory of storyteller Pat Mulkeen. Application is restricted to females, according to the Verbal Arts Centre’s criteria for application. The bursary aims to provide the recipient with the … Continue reading

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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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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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You are invited

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

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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.

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Sailing in port

Thanks to NEAR FM for the chat aboard the tall ship the Jeannie Johnston moored in Dublin port. We were discussing sea stories and I told the Wexford tale of the mysterious ship in Barrow Bay. Very atmospheric.

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A Treasure Trove of Wexford Folk Tales

Many thanks to the Wexford People for the full page spread covering the launch of Wexford Folk Tales. The book, the review said, contained “Wonderful tales of witches, mermaids and grave robbers.”  To which we can but add: amen

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