Did things really happen this way? Yes, children can be born out of snow, turn into fish, spend the day asking everyone for food, and yes, fox, wolf and hare can dance together.
Join French storyteller Monique Burg in the Shoot Room, Killruddery for some family tales.
No booking required but come early to be sure of a seat!
Native of Perigord, South-West France, where she currently lives, she has been a storyteller since 1996, in French and Occitan* (a Romance language spoken in Southern France)
She also works as an actor for theatre and radio, and does dubbing for films and cartoons in both her languages.
Her repertoire is comprised of traditional tales and her personal creations, as well as traditional Occitan songs which she sings unaccompanied. She is used to telling for all audiences from the craddle to the grave.
She has been featured in various festivals in Estonia, Latvia, Romania and in Ireland at Dublin Yarnspinners, National Leprechaun Museum, Galway Scéalaíocht...Storia...Contes, Moth & Butterfly Festival, Connemara Carrying the Songs, Belfast Storytelling in Eight Languages Festival.
From her rural origins, where telling a good story was as important as ploughing straight, she has kept the taste for listening and sharing questions such as:
How was the fish hare born?
Why are these hunters flying and crying across the sky?
How could a father hire out his child?
* Occitan is a Romance language spoken in southern France, Val d’Aran in Spain, and 12 valleys in Italy. It does not have official status in France and Italy but it is an official language in Catalunya. Occitan and Catalan are related and as Romance languages, they are also related to French, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian.