1 Licence for a Dead Dog
Dubliner #Brendan Nolan tells original humorous stories of the strange people he meets in his travels.
2 The Palombe
Told by Fiona Dowling, (French/Irish) painter and rising storyteller.
3 Love under the Bridge in Ballinamore
Told by Mike McCarthy (Leitrim/Dublin). Mike has never forgotten his roots in Ballinamore, Co. Leitrim.
4 Idiosyncratic Moment
Told by Nina Tanis, a visual artist and recent storyteller, joining in for the love of stories.
5 Caitlín Triail
Told by *Miceál Ross (Dublin). Founder of Dublin Yarnspinners.
6 The Boyos *#Danielle Allison (Wicklow/Athlone.
Co-founder of Dublin Yarnspinners.
Told by Seán O’Donaghue (Dublin). Sean wrote this piece after a near-death experience as a deep-sea diver under an oil rig in the North Sea.
8 The Friendship Orchard
Retold by #Susie Minto (Scotland/Ireland), who likes stories with happy endings.
9 King Solomon’s Ring
Told by Gerry Clancy (Cork). Artist, storyteller and professional puzzle-solver, he tells a version of an Israeli tale he heard from Dan Keding.
Retold by Liz Warren, director of the South Mountain Community College Storytelling Institute in Phoenix, Arizona.
11 Shooting the Rapids
Br. Eamon Davis S.J., Chaplain in Belvedere College Dublin, spends summers volunteering in camps in the US. This a true story from one of those camps.
12 A Wee Lift
#Liz Weir (Co. Antrim), storyteller from County Antrim.
1 The Quack Duck of Borris
#Jack Sheehan (Carlow). Now in his seventies, Jack has been interested in stories since childhood. He tells this humorous tale of his own creation.
2 The Pig and the Stile
Told by Nick Corish (Wexford). Nick is in his eighties and has been telling stories for many years. This is a memory tale which may be familiar.
3 Never Serve the Last Customer
*Harry Torney (Omagh/Dublin), a member of Dublin Yarnspinners since its first meeting.
Eléonore Nicolas, a French artist and storyteller based in Dublin.
5 Manka and the Judge
#Seosamh Ó Maolalaí as Baile Átha Cliath tells stories and anecdotes from near and far, sin cuid beag dem’ scéal agus má tá bréag ann, bíodh.
6 Over The Wall to the Trinity Ball
*#Richard Marsh (America/Ireland). This is an original poem by Richard based on experiences he had in Dublin at the Trinity Ball.
7 Labhraidh Loingsigh
*#Aideen McBride, (Carlow/Dublin), lagan dén sean scéal a chualamar ar scoil.
8 Galligan Destruction
*# Jack Lynch (Dublin) has been with the Yarnspinners since the start and has told at many venues throughout Ireland, Britain, Europe and in the U.S.
# listed on Storytellers of Ireland website.
* present at the opening night of Dublin Yarnspinners 1994
Contact Dublin Yarnspinners - dublinyarnspinners at gmail.com - for more information.
This CD was recorded live at the June 2010 meeting.
The Dublin Yarnspinners meet the second Thursday of every month (usually except July and August) at:
The Teachers Club (Club na Múinteoirí)
36 Parnell Square
8 sharp - 10.30ish pm
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