By the Light of the Silvery Moon: Aindrias de Staic

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24 May 2024

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Friday 24th May, 8pm

 

A special evening of Irish Stories told through words, sounds and music

Suitable for ages 14+

In this show, the Bardic Irish Storyteller Aindrias de Staic treads in the footsteps of the great Irish storytellers, uncovering ancient pathways and heralding a new era of Irish storytelling.

Strongly influenced by previous bards like Raifterí an Fhíle, Brian Merriman and Aindrias MacCruitín, this show will see the wandering bard, with his rustic violin and other such accompaniments travel the roads of Ireland telling tales and short stories to eager audiences in the towns and villages of rural Ireland and across western Europe.

Aindrias’ style is a fast paced, lively new approach to the ancient Irish art form, yet his work is firmly rooted in the traditional storytelling styles of the west of Ireland. Inspired by his work in folklore, nature, and the traditional arts, Aindrias brings us on a journey through tales of villages lost to the sea, misadventures of wandering musicians, humorous recitations, abridged folkloric myths, and of course his own self-penned outrageous tales of otherworldly events.

By the Light of the Silvery Moon is a new experience in storytelling, combining spoken word and guest musicians collaborating live to add a sonic soundscape to the tales and performance.

 

“A pioneer in the revival of traditional storytelling, Aindrias has become one of the key figures in the mining, exploration & presentation of Irish Stories & Mythology. He breathes new life into the old tales – infusing them with musicality, rhythm and his unique insights on life.” – Manchan Mangan

“He’s a waterboy seanchaí, the pied piper of mischief. If he didn’t exist we’d have to invent him because the culture needs spirits like his, a wayward Irish fiddle-playing dream-talker” – Tommy Tiernan

Well known for his work as a presenter with TG4 and his comic appearances on Hardy Bucks, Aindrias de Staic enjoys a cult following in rural Ireland for his ability to help audiences enjoy the full flavour of our traditional arts, particularly storytelling and music. Leading a revival in new Irish storytelling, Aindrias de Staic’s rhythmic and energetic approach to storytelling has won many awards, including an All-Ireland medal at the Fleadh Cheoil in Mullingar and a Celtic Media Award 2018 in Wales.

 

Tickets: €18 / €16 (+ booking fee). Early booking advised.