Connie tours as a performer and workshop leader. Her workshops engage a wide variety of participants from novice to professional storytellers. She lives in the Appalachian Mountains of North Carolina and offers workshops in Asheville. She also travels to present these workshops to interested communities worldwide. For more information about Connie’s work visit
Senem comes from theatre background. Between 1998-2012, she worked in theatre groups ITU Sahnesi, Tiyatro Amargi and Seyyar Sahne as actrist, director and dramaturgist. In 2013, she took her first storytelling workshop from Nazlı Çevik Azazi and later improved her storytelling skills by taking workshops from Ashley Ramsden, Ranghild Monch, Heidi Dahlsveen, Suse Weisse, Sue Hollingsworth and Geeta Ramanujam. Senem tells stories both for children and adults, gives storytelling workshops, coordinates international projects about storytelling.
In 1991 he was asked to join traditional group ‘Four Men and a Dog’. The band was at a formative stage and Kevin was delighted to take up the offer. Countless concert tours followed and six albums were recorded. Two of their records ‘Dr As’ and ‘Long Roads’ were recorded in Levon Helm’s studio in New York after the band (Four Men and a Dog!) accepted an offer from Levon to come to Woodstock. As he put it himself ‘hell it never did Muddy Waters any goddamn harm’
Con has written comic songs on subjects which include canine castration, Shakespearean tragedy, unwelcome percussionists and the wildlife of Clare.
In 2009 he received the Composer’s Award at Gradam Ceoil TG4.
Publications and Recordings
The Square Triangle (CD with The Four Star Trio) 1997
It’s No Secret (CD with Séamus Creagh and Hammy Hamilton) 2001
The Spoons Murder and Other Mysteries (Book/CD of comic songs) 2006
Magnetic South (CD with The Four Star Trio) 2014