Scéalta Aniar agus Aneas
An All Irish Storytelling Event!
Bígí linn le haghaidh scéalta iontacha ó bheirt de na seanchaithe is fearr in Éirinn, Máirín Mhic Lochlainn & Con Ó Drisceoil. Deis iontach beirt sárscéalaithe a chloisteáil i mbun oibre! Is í an Ghaeilge príomhtheanga na hócáide seo
Join us for some wonderful tales and ballads by two of Ireland’s finest Máirín Mhic Lochlainn & Con Ó Drisceoil. This event will be in Irish. All welcome to come along (whether you speak no Irish or might just catch the jist this is a great chance to hear this beautiful language in full flow).
Leid ar Cheannach Ticéad: Beidh ticéid áirithe ar fáil ag an doras ach ba chóir duit clárú roimh ré agus ticéid a cheannach don ocáid seo. Beidh tús áite ag daoine le ticéid. Ba chóir duit a bheith i láthair 15nm roimh an ocáid nó béidh d‘áit tugtha do chuairteoir eile má tá tú déanach. Ba chóir duit teacht le do thicéad clóite nó ar do ghúthán le bhúr dtoil.
Ticket Tip:You need to book a ticket for this event. There are limited tickets available on the door so book in advance to avoid disappointment. Ticket holders get priority into events, but please arrive 15mins before the event, if you are late your spot may be given to another visitor. Please make sure to bring a copy of your ticket either on your phone or in paper.
Ferry Tip: The Saturday morning ferry leaving Baltimore at 10.00am, arriving around 10.45am, will get you in with time to relax, look around the island, get a coffee and festival program before the stories start. Please note that ferry seats are limited, book in advance to ensure you get yours!- https://www.capeclearferries.com/timetables/
Con Ó DrisceoilStoryteller
Con “Fada” Ó Drisceoil is a songwriter and accordion player from West Cork.
He has written comic songs on a wide range of subjects which includes canine castration, Shakespearean tragedy, unwelcome percussionists and the wildlife of County Clare. In 2006 he published The Spoons Murder and Other Mysteries, a book and CD of his songs. In 2009 he was awarded Gradam Ceoil TG4 for his songs. His latest songbook/CD is called Hunting the Hair and Other Pursuits (2018), and tells of savage cats, anti-baldness quests, hypochondria, drunken deer and many such heroic topics.
Mairin Mhic LochlainnStoryteller
As Ros a’ Mhíl ó dhúchas do Mháirín, agus tá cónaí uirthi anois i mBaile na mBrabhach. Tá roinnt duaiseanna bainte amach aici in Ealaíon na Scéalaíochta, ina measc Corn Neidí Frainc ag an Oireachtas. Tá sí ina ball do SOI, nó Aos Scéal Éireann.
Bíonn sí ag déanamh Ceardlanna ar fud na hÉireann agus i dtíortha thar lear freisin, chun ealaín na Scéalaíochta traidisiúnta a fhorbaird agus a chur chun cinn; agus a cuid scéalta a roinnt le sean agus óg.
Siad na scéalta Fiannaíochta, nó na Scéalta Gaisce a rogha scéil; scéalta a chuala sí cois teallaigh, óna hathair, Beartla Ó Maoileóin. Agus insíonn scéalta beaga agus scéalta móra faoi na ceantar dúchais chomh maith faoi a rinne a hathair roimpi, agus a mháthair siúd roimhe sin. Bhí an-tionchur ag na Scéalta Gaisce uirthi, mar ba bhreá ó Bheartla craiceann a chur ar scéal. Mar a deir sí féin, ba mhinic léi agus í ina gasúr, tuitim ina codlaigh ag éisteacht le fuaim na seolta móra pucóideacha pacóideacha (ina hintinn).
Tá Máirín ina Scéalaí Cóínaitheach in Ionad Léann na nÉireannach in Ollscoil na Gaillimhe don bhliain 2023.
Living in Indreabhán, Co. Galway, but originally from Rós a Mhíl, Máirín is an award-winning storyteller, claiming many prizes including the Corn Neidí Frainc at the Oireachtas festival.
Developing the craft of story-telling is a mission for Máirín and she has conducted workshops in story-telling throughout Ireland, Wales and Denmark. Her story-telling repertoire includes the Scéalta Fiannaíochta. Máirín grew up listening to stories and cites her father, Beartla Ó Maoileoin as the first storyteller that she heard and his dramatic renditions have had a long standing influence on her. As she say herself, she often went to bed listening to the sound (in her imagination) of the Seolta Móra pucóideacha pacóideacha being hoisted… Máirín has told stories across the globe to both children and adults.
Máirín is Storyteller in Residence at University of Galway’s Centre for Irish Studies 2023.
Paddy Ó BrienMC
Born in Co. Kerry, Paddy O’Brien is a natural storyteller who has appeared at Storytelling festivals all over Ireland. He has been a featured teller on many occasions at the world famous Cape Clear International Storytelling Festival.
Paddy can entertain any audience from age 3 to 103 with his fantastic stories, songs and verse – told in his own inimitable way.
Paddy worked on RTÉ television as presenter of “Dilín Ó Deamhas”, an Irish language TV programme for children (1982 /1986 ).
Paddy spent many happy years acting with Compántas Chorcaí ( Irish language drama ). This highly rated group presented shows throughout the island of Ireland.
Paddy has written stories, poems and songs in both Irish and English. He regularly writes material for children. His panto “Ali Baba agus an 40 TD’s” was staged at The Everyman Theatre, Cork.