Showing posts from August, 2009

World Cultures Storytelling

A reminder of Evening of Storytelling tomorrow , Sunday, Aug 30th, Dun Laoghaire, part of Festival Of World Cultures, I am going Venue: Royal Marine Hotel, Martello Suite Sunday 19:30 - 21:00 €12 An Evening of Storytelling with Jack Lynch, Michael Harvey, Kate Corkery & Eloho Rose Egwuterai Following last year’s sold out event the Festival, in association with Storytellers of Ireland, is delighted to once again present an enchanted evening of multicultural stories; celebrating one of the oldest art forms in the world. Eloho Rose Egwuterai Eloho is from the Delta State in Nigeria, receiving her beguiling collection of folktales from her father, who grew up in the village of Ibrede. “It was always so exciting. He had a way of taking me to places and times I’d never been”. Currently living in Dublin Eloho has been a special guest of the Dublin Yarnspinners and told to great acclaim at Guthanna Éagsúla in the Axis Theatre. Kate Corkery Originally from Cork,

Claire Roche & John Of Celtic Ways USA Tour 2010

Wheels are in motion putting our now annual USA tour together. This year it will be longer Starting at Orlando on March 13th Finishing at Chicago on April 11th Claire will have a new special CD for this tour of all those songs of Ireland she sang last year that are not on CD yet, title to be decided, and will perform favourites from her previous five CDs John will perform “Bards McCrory of Carrowcrory”, tales of Harry McCrory and McCrory harper bards through time, and will hopefully have the USA release of his book, “Finding Your Celtic Story” Here is the full tour plan, venues and details to be added later and certainly subject to changes 03/13, Sat : Orlando FL 03/14, Sun : Saluda SC 03/15, Mon : Greenville NC 03/16, Tue : Hot Springs NC 03/17, Wed : Birmingham AL 03/19, Fri : New Orleans LA 03/21, Sun : Austin TX 03/22, Mon : Tulsa OK 03/23, Tue : Amarillo TX 03/24, Wed : Albuquerque NM 03/25, Thu : Flagstaff or Sedona AZ 03/26, Fri : Bakersfield CA 03/27, Sat : Santa Cruz CA

Pottering Harry's Diary

Well, John of Celtic Ways is also Pottering Harry McCrory of Carrowcrory with his partner Harping Clarrisa, boy racer brother Roary McCrory, bardic friend William Robinson and other folks as the tales unfold I am awfully slow at updating my “Following Celtic Ways” blog but good at twice a day updates on Twitter and Facebook, so I thought a daily diary may fill in the gaps for the morning awakening or bedtime snooze accelerators that are demanded by our fans. When Claire and I travel on tours we spend a lot of time making up stories about Pottering Harry, and laughing a lot, so here comes his diary …. I’m so slow at configuring this sort of thing, so I’m repeating the launch content here today.... …… so here goes Sunday? August 9th? Where has it gone? A cloudy day, some gleaming of sun but a day of indoors brooding and plottering while catching up on cottage cleaning and correspondence. Excitement today has been the exchange of ideas and plans for a group in September, from Ca