Storytelling Workshop – with Candlelit Tales and Púca Festival

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In association with Púca Festival we are delighted to share our knowledge of stories with you.
This will be a Free storytelling, folklore and mythology workshop in Trim.
Do you have a story? We’d love to hear it!
Want to take part in this years Púca Festival with us? Help us figure out the best stores to tell in Trim.
Get excited to take part in this years Halloween, learn more about the local folklore, and learn a few tricks of the trade to help you tell these stories…
Open to all, especially any tour guides, actors and performers who want to engage with storytelling this year.
Register your interest by emailing us at Artistsubmissions@mpiartists.com
Wednesday 31st of August upstairs in Brogans Bar in Trim, at 7pm until 10pm.
Bring a story… or just bring yourself!

Candlelit Tales – Home for the Harvest – Live

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Date and time

Wed, 21 September 2022

19:30 – 22:00 IST

Location

MVP

29 Clanbrassil Street Upper

D08 E1X9 Harold’s Cross

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The Harvest season is here and we will tell an old story to reflect the season: An old hero, met an mystical woman at the end of Summer…

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We are in the Harvest season. Everything that was sewn is producing its fruits and those that tended to them are reaping their rewards. It is a season of reflection as well. We are between Lughnasa and Samhain, and there is still heat in the last of the summer sun, but the cool winter winds are beginning to blow.

 

So slow down, and gather in. Let us tell you the beginning, the middle and not quite the end of the Fianna. The heroes were led by Fionn Mc Cumhaill. The men and women who saw the great man at his best, and at his worst. In his light, and the dark side.

 

As we prepare ourselves for the onset of the dark half of the year, let us gather together and reflect on one of the heroes who needed a great woman to remind him of the stories of the Fianna. The male and the feminine come together in the best possible way. Caoilte was brought home for a harvest he had not known about. He met an extraordinary woman, who reminded him of who he was, and what he was capable of doing.

Let us tell you these stories and more this September.

 

Candlelit Tales tell Irish myth with a musical twist. Inspired by the old oral tradition, we are breathing life back into these old tales today.

 

Join us in MVP Dublin City Center for ‘Home for the Harvest’ –

September 21th – 8:00 PM

 

 

 

 

 

 

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CRUTHÚ | REIMAGINED

Cruthú--ReImagined

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  • 11 June // 2pm
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  • Free Ticketed Event, Booking Required

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Presented as Part of  Cruinniú na nÓg 

This is a live-action, world-building, role-playing, collaborative storytelling game where the players build the world that they want to. Unlike most stories, the pages in this book are empty, the story still to be written.

Your tribe will arrive in a new place, and you will create the world of the game. You will choose your side, your role, and your leader. Two tribes will share the same space: those who love to run wild, and those who love to build order.

You will all face choices and challenges, dilemmas and decisions, and each step you take will shape your tribe’s future. The players in this game are yet to be fixed, the roles are yet to be cast, the map is not yet drawn, and the possibilities are endless.

CAST
Aron Hegarty
Sorcha Hegarty
Jae O’Connor

Created by Candlelit Tales

Presented by Candlelit Tales
Duration 120 minutes. 
Age Suitability 10+

Limited to 25 children ages 10+
This event will take place outdoors in Chamber Square (Outside The Civic and the Library).

Cruthú was commissioned by The Civic as part of their Ready, Steady, SHOW! programme of events for children & young people, across LIVE & DIGITAL platforms.
Cruthú Reimagined is kindly supported by South Dublin County Council and Creative Ireland as part of Cruinniú na nÓg 2022.

Candlelit Tales – Live Storytelling – Brotherhood Fianna Stories @ MVP

Heroes all, in their own right, they were forged by their leader Fionn Mac Cumhaill.

It was said of the Fianna that if the leaves of the trees were all made of gold and the foam on the waves all silver, the Fianna would give it all away.

Living off the land all summer long, and walking lightly, these were the greatest band of warriors ever to roam Ireland, defending it from threats inside and out. Heroes all, in their own right, they were forged by their leader Fionn Mac Cumhaill into a fighting force far greater than the sum of its parts: generous, joyful, and courageous, and always holding their brotherhood higher than anything else.

In a time when masculinity is getting an all round beat down, we want to figure out, what does it mean to be a man in today’s world? When we get questions we can’t answer, we turn to mythology for the answer, we almost always find our answers.

Join us in MVP in Dublin City Centre for a night of Candlelit Tales.

“Candlelit Tales is a quintessential Irish experience that manages to blend the ancient with the new, while remaining a truly authentic performance.”

Lonely Planet

Date and time

Wed, 20 July 2022

19:30 – 21:30 IST

Location

MVP

29 Clanbrassil Street Upper

D08 E1X9 Harold’s Cross

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Candlelit Tales – Live Podcast – Midsummer -The Stories and the Chats

We are taking our Candlelit Tales Podcast, the stories, and the chats, to the lovely upstairs venue in the Lighthouse in Dun Laoghaire.

Lugh carried the sun around the earth… he was the Sun God of the Celtic People after all wasn’t he?

Wait, that was Helios, the Greek Sun God! Irish deities were treated with a different manner

altogether. But some of these other stories have melded into each other and made things more confusing. On the longest day of the year, we are gathering together to tell stories and have a good chat about them too!

We are taking our Candlelit Tales Podcast, the stories and the chats, to the lovely upstairs venue in the Lighthouse in Dun Laoghaire. Come join in the conversation. Ask us the questions that are burning on the tips of your tongue. Bring them to us, and we shall answer… we may just end up telling more stories, but we’ll also have a bit of banter too!

Join us in MVP in Dublin City Centre for a night of Candlelit Tales.

 

“Candlelit Tales is a quintessential Irish experience that manages to blend the ancient with the new, while remaining a truly authentic performance.”

Lonely Planet

 

Date and time

Wed, 22 June 2022

19:30 – 21:30 IST

Location

The Lighthouse

88 George’s Street Lower

A96 YA39 Dublin

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Candlelit Tales LIVE- ‘The Hitchhiker’s Guide to Mythology’ Thursday, May 12th Doors 7:30 pm/Show 8 pm

Let us guide you through the bizarre galaxy of Irish myth, through each of the five ancient provinces. Tales of canny Connaught people, Munster music-makers, Leinster layabouts, Ulster warriors (just don’t aggravate those guys), and the high and mighty of Tara.

There may be some nerdy Douglas Adams references thrown in. But sure that’s harmless. Well… mostly harmless.  We’ll see you all at The Wild Duck on May the 12th for a brilliant night of storytelling in the heart of Dublin city.

Candllelit Tales – Live Storytelling – Saints & Sinners @ MVP

Saint Patrick is said to have converted the Pagan Irish to Christianity. But what did the Pagan Irish have to say about that? …..

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Saint Patrick is said to have converted the Pagan Irish to Christianity. But what did the Pagan Irish have to say about that? Come and hear the story of what happened when pagan warrior poets and Christian monks talked philosophy, the lengths we’ll go to to prove we’re telling the truth, and how the Devil herself got run out of town.

 

Candlelit Tales invite you to enjoy St. Patrick’s day in the lovely MVP venue. Sit in comfort and enjoy an evening of live storytelling with live musical accompaniment.

 

“Candlelit Tales is a quintessential Irish experience that manages to blend the ancient with the new, while remaining a truly authentic performance.”

Lonely Planet

 

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Candlelit Tales presents A Fianna Feast at The Tin Roof Bray

Candlelit Tales presents “A Fianna Feast” at the Tin Roof

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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.

REVIEWS:

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.”

 

The Champion’s Portion – Harbour Bar 1st December

The Champion’s Portion – Harbour Bar 1st December

It’s the time of year for feasting, for gathering around a roaring hearthfire to break bread (or toasted sambos as the case may be) with your nearest and dearest. And we all know what happens next: the biggest, baddest of fights!

Ireland oldest stores always throw up a great deal of reflection and insight, and this year you don’t have to look too hard to find the link between then and now. We’re great at arguing, and we always have been. But what happens when the greatest heroes of Ireland wont back down in their hot headedness.

Join Candlelit Tales for a round of stories set to live music upstairs in the Harbour Bar.

“The quintessential Irish experience” Lonely Planet 2018

*Please note a valid EU Covid Cert and ID are required for entry

 

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Candlelit Tales at The Harbour Bar

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Join us for a night of story, music and magic upstairs in our home away from home, for our first gig in the Harbour Bar in over 20months.

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Candlelit Tales are a group of storytellers, performers, and musicians who tell Irish myths to a live audience with live music, and we are delighted to be back in the Harbour Bar. As it’s one of our founding member’s 33rd birthday on the 3rd of November, we’re going to tell stories of the sacred number in Irish mythology: threes, triskels and triplets!

Join us for a night of story, music and magic upstairs in our home away from home, for our first gig in the Harbour Bar in over 20months.

Booking Terms & Conditions:

1. Guests must show a valid EU covid cert and ID to gain entry

2. Seating is done on a first come, first seated basis.

3. Some seating is restricted viewing.

Date and time

Wed, 3 Nov 2021, 19:30 GMT

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Location

The Harbour Bar

1 Strand Road

A98 D308 Bray

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