Candlelit Tales, Sacred Sites of Ireland and Herstory
Illuminating Herstory through art, storytelling + music
Thu 5 Jan | 7:30pm | Boys School
This special evening in conjunction with the nationwide Illuminate Herstory Light Festival, will bring together storyteller Sorcha Hegarty of Candlelit Tales, mythologist and tour guide Treasa Kerrigan of Sacred Sites of Ireland, and the artwork of Jim Fitzpatrick and Courtney Davis, accompanied by the Candlelit Tales musicians.
As the artwork lights up the walls, the stories of our ancient Celtic ancestors will illuminate the central place of the feminine in our culture, as audiences are guided on a voyage down the river of time.
Candlelit Tales began as a brother-sister storytelling duo, and have grown over the past two years into a talented collective of musicians, storytellers, dancers and performers. They draw inspiration from Ireland’s ancient tales and bring them to life in a way that is warm, informal and accessible. In 2016, they had two sell-out shows in Smock Alley; The Dream of Eithlinn, and Shadows of The Tain.
Herstory is a new cultural movement and a multi-disciplinary arts platform created tell the lost life stories of women from history and today. Illuminate Herstory is a new light festival celebrating women and girls. As the Christmas lights go out over the weekend of Nollaig na mBan (Women’s Little Christmas) on Thursday, 5th January to Sunday 8th January 2017, Illuminate Herstory will light up the country with images of women, bringing them out of the shadows and into the light. Just as St. Patrick’s Day inspires the world to go green, Illuminate Herstory invites the world to celebrate women.
Sacred Sites of Ireland began at the Hill of Tara in 2011 and has evolved into a series of guided meditations based on the landscape and ancient myths and legends of pre Celtic Ireland. Treasa also facilitates guided spiritual tours at sacred sites. She has made a number of appearances on international and Irish television and is a regular guest speaker on Irish radio and at festivals and conferences. Treasa collaborated closely with Courtney Davis on his Ancient Echoes series of paintings, providing the text to accompany his artwork, some of which was inspired by her storytelling and meditations.
Learn more about the Illuminate Herstory here