'Tall Tales for Long Christmas Nights'

Tuesday, 20 December, 2016 - 18:30 - 21:30

Kilkeel Library
51A Greencastle Street,
BT34 4BH
United Kingdom

Kilkeel Library would like to invite you to enjoy an event ‘Tall Tales for Long Christmas Nights’ with Steve Lally on Tuesday 20 December at 6:30pm. 

Steve Lally has worked as a storyteller and visual artist for over fifteen years. He writes his own fresh material as well as re-imagining folk tales, myths, legends, recitations and story songs, leading participatory storytelling and arts workshops. Lally’s repertoire of tales ranges from ancient Celtic epics of Ireland and beyond, stories of adventure and romance. His faith and love of the fairy folk expresses itself through humorous anecdotes, quirky comic tales and haunting ghost stories and he even sings the odd song or two.

Although now based in Northern Ireland he grew up in rural Co. Kildare where he gathered stories like corn and stored them away for later years. His late Grandmother, a seanchaí, was a huge influence on his storytelling. His delivery is vibrant, expressive and animated and his love for the art of storytelling is evident. If he enters an empty room he is sure to leave it full of magic, wonder, maybe even a few fairy folk.

Steve Lally is one of Northern Ireland’s representatives for The Storytellers of Ireland.

Everyone is welcome to enjoy this event - admission is free.

Contact Kilkeel Library (51A Greencastle Street, BT34 4BH) on telephone: 028 4176 2278 or email:kilkeel.library@librariesni.org.uk

For details of all library events, go to the Libraries NI website at www.librariesni.org.uk

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