Lagoons and Full Moons- Tales and Tunes for All the Family

Stories from Venice and The Glens of Antrim. Valentina Zocca (Italy) and Colin Urwin (Northern Ireland) connect for some family fun storytelling.


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Sep 02 2023


11:45 am - 12:45 pm




Children Free


An Club
An Club
North Harbour, Cape Clear Island


  • Colin Urwin
    Colin Urwin

    Described as ‘keeping alive the tradition of the Seanchaí’, Colin Urwin is a folk singer, songwriter and storyteller from Co. Antrim. He is well known locally and performs at venues and festivals all over Ireland, the UK and further afield. As well as his beautifully woven stories drawn from the local legend and folklore of his beloved Glens of Antrim, Colin tells many traditional Irish and Scottish folk tales.

    In March 2021 he released his first collection of original songs, A Kind of Love Song, and in July two albums of magical stories entitled The Madman’s Window and The Swan Maiden. He has written a book of folk tales which is due for publication in 2022 with Orkneyology Press.

  • Simone Schümmelfeder
    Simone Schümmelfeder

    Simone is a storyteller, writer and teacher from Germany. In 2006 she started to work as a storyteller and also published her first children’s book together with her twin sister Silke.

    In 2011, with the Irish storyteller Michael Phelan, she founded StoryGate and performs in schools, libraries and on festivals. She also works closely with the Goethe-Institute in Dublin and combines storytelling with language teaching.

    Simone is an active member of the international storytelling ensemble Story-O and takes part in their vibrant and imaginative performances. She has been a teller at Cape Clear over the years.

  • Valentina Zocca
    Valentina Zocca

    Valentina Zocca is a professional storyteller from Italy with a broad repertoire of tales.

    She regularly performs in educational settings, nursing homes, community groups and for the public

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