Cape Clear International Virtual Storytelling Festival 4th- 6th September 2020

'It's not the real deal but it will be good craic'

The Festival Weekend

Welcome to our Festival Weekend! Find out all about our upcoming events below.

How it works:

- We will be live streaming each of these events at the times stated above them on our youtube channel and Facebook account

- For all out international visitors, please note that all the times stated below are GMT +1 or Irish Time

-The next day the video will be uploaded on our WATCH NOW webpage for you to replay as many times as you want, for a limit of 2 weeks after the event!

- You have free access to these events, but if people would like to donate you can find all the details at the bottom of this page. All proceeds go to supporting Storytellers of Ireland, a non profit organisation supporting storytelling all over the country.

Looking for the Live Stream?

Catch it at the times below on our Facebook and Youtube Channel

Friday 4th September


'Hear All the Tellers'

Hear all the Tellers! A very popular event at the festival. Here is the first ever online version,

where you can hear all the MC’s as well as all the featured Artists. There are a few surprise appearances too…see if you recognise any of them. Stories range from how the storyteller got revenge on the king, to a mad Icelandic invention way ahead of its time...


'Online Storyswap'

Our first every online Storyswap will be held after "Hear All The Tellers".

The Story Swaps have always been a very important and popular part of the Cape Clear Storytelling Festival so our committee have scheduled one for this Friday night at 8.30 pm Irish time for anyone who would like to attend. To register click HERE.!

Saturday 5th September


'Uncut Ceiliúradh'

A celebration, in Irish, of stories and songs and a few tunes

Please note all of the content is As Gaeilge!

Scéalaíocht, amhráin, agus ceol, mar a bhíonn againn gach bliain ar Oileán Chléire


'Saturday Night Concert'

Join all the featured Artists as they introduce themselves and bring us into another place with their tales and merriment.

From how a herd of fine cows first came to Iceland, to songs of a mythical disease, and of knowing a place. There may be a few more people you recognise, saying hello!

Sunday 5th September


'Children's Stories'

Liz Weir and featured tellers give stories for the younger audience, find out why a cat purrs and how the rabbit lost his tail…


'Grand Finale'

What do you get if you mix a worldly bunch of storytellers with 2 fabulous singer songwriters from Cork?

Cape Clear Virtual Storytelling Festival.

All the featured Artists perform one last time. An Italian Folktale, Fairies of the Kenyan

Coast, Heaven and Hell and good tobacco, a Lament for Bob, and the wayfaring stranger. And again a few surprise guests saying hello.