Ferrybank South, Wexford, Y35 X5HF, Ireland
Wexford storyteller Joe Brennan will dip into his collection of traditional stories to bring the audience on ‘Magical Journeys’. Each performance is unique as he invites his audience on a journey that will excite, surprise, inspire, challenge, cause the odd fright even and many laughs. Joe’s gift as a storyteller, from many years sharing stories across the globe, is to respond to his audience, to lead them gently on the journey and to insure they come out the other end feeling all is right in the world.’ The stories will choose themselves on the day,’ says Joe. And each telling is a new experience and version for that audience, that place. His storytelling performances are unadorned wonders, just Joe, his voice and his hands.
Joe has been telling stories professionally for the past 19 years. He has performed as far North as Iceland, Moscow in the East, Washington DC in the West, Indian in the South and many points in between. He has told stories at festivals, in schools, in people’s homes, at weddings and on mountainsides. He has gathered his stories from people he has met on his travels, fellow storytellers, collections of folklore, things that have happened to him and the gifts of his imagination. Every performance is unique. The listener will be surprised as is Joe by the stories that want to be told.
Joe grew up immersed in stories shared around the kitchen table. He is the author of Donegal Folk Tales which was the featured book for Read DL in 2014. He has also written children’s plays including the magical ‘Star Boy’.
‘Prepare to be enchanted by ..storyteller Joe Brennan..(He) has a fund of stories that charm, excite and stretch creduitly.’ Anita Robinson, Derry News