About this event
Candlelit Tales presents A Fianna Feast.
On the 8th of March, we are proud to present a night celebrating Irish food, ingredients, suppliers, and stories.
A night of live storytelling and delicious food to satisfy your cultural cravings and your taste buds, with some of the most memorable delicious culinary creations. Locally sourced of course.
Our Candlelit Cócaire has a flair for the wild and foraged. Inspired by the stories of the land we have teamed up to create a new dining and entertainment experience.
Spring was always a time of abundance in the Irish larder. A time of plenty. A time of culinary prosperity. When winter’s grip began to loosen and the lean times were giving way. With a salivating five-course set menu on offer and a cosy setting in the Tin Roof’s newly decorated bar in Bray, we will be linking stories from the land with the local food. Spring was the time that the Fianna celebrated like kings before leaving the feasting halls in search of new summertime adventures. It’s a time to reawaken, take stock, and relish the abundance of our changing season.
If you haven’t been to one of our shows before:
Candlelit Tales retell the stories of Irish mythology and folklore in an expressive, natural and accessible style. Our musicians emote the stories with immersive, evocative and original music.
It’s simple. But something happens when you gather people together in a room and tell them ancient stories from the dawn of time. A hush descends. You could hear a pin drop. Modernity and all its distractions fall away, and we are together, held in a tale by the flickering candlelight, listening as all our human ancestors listened, carried away on an ancient journey: on a story.
It’s not your average evening out.
The Irish Independent – Caroline Egan: “The talented Aron Hegarty, from Candlelit Tales, told several traditional Irish folklore stories… in an amusing, enthusiastic and upbeat fashion.”
The Irish Independent – Rachel Farrel: “The evening promises to be a unique and engaging one.”
Lonely Planet 2018: “Candlelit Tales is a quintessential Irish experience that manages to blend the ancient with the new while remaining a truly authentic performance.”
The Irish Times 2016: “The public is captivated, each twist and turn of their tales is met with laughs, sighs, and applause”
An Ait Eile 2018: “Funny, compelling, and most importantly, evocative.”
Headstuff.org 2018: “A really unique experience (that) brought this old tradition into a modern light.”