Friday, 20 October 2023
Storytelling for grown-ups | Suitable for ages 16+
'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 seanchai, 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
Leading a revival in new Irish storytelling, Aindrias de Staic's rhythmic and energetic approach to storytelling has won many awards in recent years, including an All- Ireland medal at the Fleadh Cheoil in Mullingar and a Celtic Media Award 2018 in Wales. Aindrias’s style is a fast paced, energetic new approach to the ancient Irish art form, yet his work is firmly rooted in the traditional storytelling styles of the west of Ireland.
This new exciting collaboration with musician Aisling Lyons and percussionist Brian Fleming brings the audience a new experience in storytelling by combining the spoken words of the stories with a live soundtrack accompaniment created on stage.
Inspired by his work in folklore, nature and the traditional arts, Aindrias brings us on journeys through bumpy roads and hidden boreens, through scary scenes and magical places.
This interesting collaboration takes the audience to a magical place beyond the waves, where west of Ireland humour and antics of rural Ireland meets the fervour and gusto of Spanish rhythm with blast of Wild Atlantic wit.