Stories of the Cailleach: Irish legends and folktales, with Nuala Hayes
Thurs 7 November 2019
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This storytelling evening is hosted by An Cumann Le Béaloideas Eireann (The Folklore of Ireland Society), in co-operation with the Irish Writers Centre.
About Nuala Hayes:
Nuala is an actor and storyteller and over the last 25 years has researched and collected many stories and legends from across Ireland. She is the author of Laois Folk Tales published in 2015 by the History Press Ireland in their folklore of Ireland series and is presently working towards a collection of Folk Tales from Offaly. She has also recorded stories from Oileáin Cléire ( Cape Clear Island ) for a publication called Bóithrin na Smaointe, and from older people in the Midlands of Ireland, called St. Anthony’s Tongue. She worked on a millennium project with the Verbal Arts Centre in Derry in 2000, where she recorded the voices many of the living storytellers at the time, in Irish, English and Ulster Scots, entitled Everlasting Voices. She has worked and collaborated with musicians Ellen Cranitch and Anne-Marie O’Farrell on storytelling in performance. Stories have brought her to many parts of the world. Nuala is the present Chairperson of Storytellers of Ireland and has represented the community of Irish Storytellers at F.E.S.T, the Federation of European Storytelling Conference, which takes place each year in a different European Country.