Traditional Irish Music
From true history to pure Blarney, from Irish Heroes to the Wee Folk, from the Stories Told 'Round the Hearth to the Written Word, from Mouth to Ear,...storytelling has been as important in Irish Tradition as the passing on of music. Continuing this Tradition is vital. Join and Share.
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Many of us have fond memories of cold winter nights sitting before a fire and listening to an artistic rendition of a story. Sometime scary, sometimes amusing,...always captivating. Or perhaps it was sitting in a pub during a lull in the music, tossing a few back with your mates, sharing stories. Sometimes true, sometimes exaggerated Blarney,...always enjoyable. Or attending an oration of a well known storyteller with graceful language and impeccable timing. Sometimes full of wit, sometimes with touching emotions,...always interesting and entertaining. Or a great read of a favorite author (W. B. Yeats - Irish; James Joyce - Irish; Eddie Lenihan - Irish; Robert Burns - Scot; John Keats - English; Dylan Thomas - Welsh; etc.) or favorite genre (Fairy Stories [The Good People, The Wee Folk, The Other Crowd]; Folk Tales [Heroes & Villians], Poetry [The Misery & The Sublime]; History [of the Greats and of the lesser known, of Good Times or Bad Times, of families and local regions; etc.). There are collectors of "stories" out there that wish to continue and preserve this time honoured tradition. They, themselves, should be praised and honoured for their efforts.
Come and share with us some of your stories. The only restrictions are: keep it clean!!! Risque and adult is OK as opposed to outright dirty and using foul & offensive language. Be Witty, Be Creative, Be Amusing, Be Emotional. OR start a discussion, give opinions, be supportive & give praise. Have fun!!!
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