Join storytellers Liz Weir MBE and Madeline McCully for an evening of traditional tales in the wonderful surrounds of the Town Hall Chambers.
YARN Storytelling Festival is delighted to welcome these two storytelling greats with a hand picked selection of traditional tales from Derry, Donegal and Antrim.
Madeline McCully is a storyteller, writer and artist living in Derry. She is the author and illustrator of several books- Derry Folk Tales, Haunted Derry, Haunted Donegal and Haunted Antrim. Her writing appears in several anthologies.
She has a deep interest in Irish Folklore and has been interviewed several times on BBC Radio. She sings and plays autoharp which is very popular during sessions she delivers to people living with dementia.
Liz Weir MBE is a storyteller and writer from Northern Ireland. She was the first winner of the International Story Bridge Award from the National Storytelling Network, USA, which cited her “exemplary work promoting the art of storytelling”. Liz has thirty years of storytelling experience and was the first winner of the International Storybridge Award for “exemplary work in promoting storytelling between Ireland and other countries”. Director of the Glens Storytelling Festival.
Featured teller at major festivals in Ireland, England, Scotland and in the United States. Featured teller at the Australian National Storytelling Festival, the Toronto Storytelling Festival, the National Storytelling Festival (USA) and festivals in many other countries including Russia, Monaco and Germany. Speaker at conferences including The Conference on World Affairs, Youth Libraries Group, School Library Association.
Limited Capacity - Early Booking Advised