YARN, everyone’s favourite storytelling festival is back for its tenth outing with this year promising to be the best so far.
YARN is run by Mermaid Arts Centre and is a community based non-profit festival that strives to bring the art-form of storytelling to as many people of all ages in the community as possible.
This year’s programme is brimming with top storytellers and performers, both from Ireland and abroad. The festival kicks off on November 8 – here are some of the great events coming up:
Cillian Brennan Presents Shortening the Road
Cillian Brennan tells the stories he’s heard and the ones he’s made up to anyone who’ll sit still long enough to listen to them. Saturday 9 November 2pm Tickets: FREE Venue: Killruddery House & Gardens (Shoot Room) Age: 5+
Philip Byrne Presents: What Happened Next?
Join storyteller Philip Byrne for a fun, participatory workshop exploring the back story or the “what happened next” of existing “six-word stories”. Venue: The Martello, Strand Road, Bray. Saturday 9 November 3pm – 5pm Tickets: €5 in aid of Greystones Cancer Support Venue: The Martello Age: Adults
Niall de Búrca presents: Hooley of Tales
Join Niall de Búrca for an evening of traditional and contemporary stories including The Tale of Mary McAteer. Friday 15 November 8pm Tickets: €12/10 Age: 16+
Orchard Tales with Hjörleifur Stefánsson
Join our guest storyteller from Iceland, Hjörleifur Stefánsson, for some family tales as we continue to celebrate the Heritage Orchard planted by children. Saturday 16 November 4pm Tickets: Free Venue: Fassaroe Community Centre Age: 5+
Bray Singer’s Circle Presents Landless
Landless will be the very special guests of Bray Singers’ Circle for an evening of Story Songs Landless released their debut album Bleaching Bones in March 2018. Venue: Co. Wicklow Lawn Tennis Club, Vevay Road, Bray. Saturday 16 November 9pm Tickets: €4