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  • Episode 33 - The Pursuit of Diarmuid & Grainne (Part 1) 31st March 2020
    The pursuit of Diamruid and Gráinne is one of the great Irish love stories. It has all the right ingredients: epic, romantic, unbelievably tragic... It's also quite long, so we've split it into two parts. In this part, meet the High King's daughter, Gráinne, who can find no good reason to refuse a proposal from […]
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  • Whelans Live - Táin Bó Fliadas 20th March 2020
    Today, on World Storytelling Day 2020, we bring you The Mayo Táin: a love story with a difference. A tale of love, lust, and betrayal in which absolutely everybody is cheating on their spouse, and two Queens go to war over the man of their dreams. The damsel in distress is the biggest, brawniest warrior […]
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  • Whelans Live - Midir & Etain 17th March 2020
    Every storyteller has a different way to tell a story. And whether it's to one person, or to a big group, the telling can be changed each time too. This particular story is a fairly well known Irish Love Story… but be warned, that doesn't mean it's a happy ending! Taken from our live show […]
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  • Whelans Live - Queen Of The Banshee 16th March 2020
    Welcome to the first of our Lockdown Podcasts! As we all practice social isolation, we’re still connected through the stories we tell, and the stories we listen to. The two stories were recorded live from Whelans at last month’s show 'For the Love of Gods". Aron and Sorcha recorded this podcast live on Instagram to […]
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  • Episode 32 - The Settling of The Manor of Tara 15th March 2020
    Ireland has four provinces, but the word for “Province” in Ireland means “a fifth”. This is one of the stories of that lost fifth province, a place where the High Kings ruled, and of how and why it was organised the way that it was. We recorded this podcast while Ireland was gearing up for […]
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  • Episode 31.5 - Deichtre Special Edition - Soundbath 23rd February 2020
    This week, we’re bringing you another special edition collaboration with Fonnsheen, especially for relaxing and falling asleep to! This story takes you along on the journey of Deichtre; into the Otherworld and back again. Get your good headphones out, and get comfy. Fonnsheen-soundbaths and soundscape design by Ruairí O'Shea. Founded in 2019, performing regular soundbaths: […]
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  • Episode 31 - An Irish Love Story The Goddess Boann 14th February 2020
    Story by Aron Hegarty Music & Production Oisín Ryan Intro & Post Show Aron & Sorcha Hegarty https://www.patreon.com/candlelittales http://candlelittales.ie/ https://open.spotify.com/show/2102WuUUe9Jl6cGXNwQEKf https://soundcloud.com/candlelittales https://twitter.com/candlelit_tales?lang=en https://www.facebook.com/candlelittales/ https://www.instagram.com/candlelittales/ https://vimeo.com/user52850249
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  • Episode 30 - Cormac Mac Art 21st January 2020
    Cormac Mac Art was one of the great kings of Irish myth: born of a druid’s daughter, raised by wolves, we’re telling the tale of how he won his kingship, fell in love, and was tricked into a quest to find a different kind of wisdom. Aron mentioned a great movie called “Michael Inside” in […]
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  • Episode 29 - The Sound Of NOW Special Edition 9th January 2020
    Happy New Now folks! We are bringing you a very special treat for your senses in this episode. The Fianna were lead by the great warrior Fionn Mac Cumhaill. And he had the wisdom of this world and the next. He had burnt his thumb on the Salmon of Knowledge when he was young, and […]
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  • Episode 28 - TheTáin - Post Show Chats 28th December 2019
    Episode 28 - TheTáin - Post Show Chats https://open.spotify.com/show/2102WuUUe9Jl6cGXNwQEKf https://soundcloud.com/candlelittales http://candlelittales.ie/ https://www.patreon.com/bePatron?u=6762832
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  • Episode 27 - TheTáin Part 5 of 5 17th December 2019
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  • Episode 26 - TheTáin Part 4 of 5 12th December 2019
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  • Episode 25 - TheTáin Part 3 of 5 28th November 2019
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  • Episode 24 -TheTáin Part 2 of 5 19th November 2019
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  • Episode 23 - TheTáin part 1 of 5 11th November 2019
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  • Episode 22 - The Morrigan 31st October 2019
    This podcast focuses on The Morrigan. https://open.spotify.com/show/2102WuUUe9Jl6cGXNwQEKf https://soundcloud.com/candlelittales http://candlelittales.ie/ https://www.patreon.com/bePatron?u=6762832
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  • EPISODE 21 - The Children Of Lir 14th October 2019
    “What don’t you like the Children of Lir, Sorcha?” Where to start? This is our retelling, and discussion of, the Children of Lir, perhaps the best-known Irish myth around. What we like about it (Aron) and what we don’t love about it quite so much (Sorcha). Find Karina Tynan’s poetry and powerful retellings of Irish […]
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  • Episode 20 - The Selkie 6th September 2019
    It’s time for a different kind of story, the story of the selkie, and a conversation about what kinds of stories we want to tell on this podcast. We’d love to hear from you. Folktales or myths? Or both? Produced and edited by Oisin Ryan, with music by Oisin Ryan, story by Sorcha Hegarty and […]
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  • Episode 19 - The Hostel Of The Quicken Trees 10th August 2019
    Now that you know who everybody is, it’s time for the Avengers, sorry, the Fianna to assemble! This episode, we’re taking you along on a rollicking adventure, as the Fianna contend with betrayal, magic, and invasion! Produced and edited by Oisin Ryan, with music by Oisin Ryan, story by Sorcha Hegarty and Aron Hegarty. Support […]
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  • Episode 18 - The Hospitality Of Cuannas House 27th July 2019
    A Fianna story with a difference, this tale takes our heroes way out of their comfort zone and into the mysterious house of Cuanna, where everything is weighted with meaning and nothing is as it seems. Produced and edited by Oisin Ryan, with music by Oisin Ryan, story by Sorcha Hegarty and Aron Hegarty. Support […]
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