We are really excited to have a very special SOUL SEMINARS with one of Ireland’s greatest Storytellers Eddie Lenihan. Over the course of the evening, at Dunderry Park, Eddie will be regaling us with myths and legends from across Ireland. This is sure to be a special and magical evening!
About Eddie Lenihan
When Eddie Lenihan appeared in Irish national television’s 12-part series ‘Storyteller’ in 1986, most of those seeing and hearing him were doing so for the first time. However, two further series titled ‘Ten Minute Tales’ in 1987 and 1988 changed all that for good. But what viewers did not know was that he had already by then 6 books behind him, as well as 5 audio tapes, besides years of folklore-gathering, particularly in his native Co. Kerry, but also in many other parts of Ireland. Eddie developed a whole new sequence of tales – presently over 400 and the list is still growing. Seven books of these have already been published and there is no end to the list in sight. And let no one be fooled by the words ‘for children’ on each. Adults will find them equally thought-provoking, amusing, grotesque and more. Lenihan is a native of Brosna, County Kerry, Ireland, but currently resides in Crusheen, County Clare. His college education was at Saint Ita’s College in Abbeyfeale, County Limerick and University College in Galway.
He is a collector and preservationist of folk tales, recording stories told by older people as passed to them in oral tradition, and then distributing them to a wider audience via print, audio and filmed recordings.
Lenihan is particularly well known for his tales of Irish folk heroes, fairies, fallen angels, and other supernatural beings as recorded in Irish mythology, folklore and oral history. He has also published poetry, stories about historical and legendary women of Ireland, and railroad history. In his role as a cultural preservationist he maintains the largest private collection of folklore in Ireland.
For more details on Eddie visit www.eddielenihan.net
As always we will begin with a drumming journey, break for tea and chats and finish with a discussion group!
We look forward to seeing you there.