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