2 Discs – 20 Tellers – 20 Stories
Sold and distributed by Claddagh Records, where you can hear some clips.
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
Told by *#Danielle Allison (Wicklow/Athlone, co-founder of Dublin Yarnspinners.
7 – Ripples
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.
10 – Tomboy
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.
4 – Light
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. Listen to this track.
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