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Howya Bridget

Pagan times are not far below the surface in Dublin. Not so long ago, in February, in Brittas, Co Dublin, the Bride Oge was celebrated in honour of St Bridget or, the pagan goddess Bridget, for she was the one … Continue reading

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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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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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