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Nolan, Brendan

Nolan, Brendan

Full time and is prepared to travel.

Original and traditional stories from Ireland and Dublin in particular.

Preferred audience:
All ages and abilities. Brendan tells to adult audience and children alike in a relaxed and convivial manner.
Brendan is an experienced and entertaining storyteller. In addition to storytelling pure and simple he is available for workshops on telling the story well, whether for amusement, information or in a corporate or community setting.
He may be engaged either as a solo storyteller or as part of the duo TalePipe with piper Martin Nolan for festivals and special occasions and for ordinary sessions, besides.

Background experience:
Brendan has written and broadcast more than 200 stories of his own, on community radio.
He has told stories all over Ireland; in Britain, Spain, Belgium and in Rome.

He participated in a record-breaking marathon storytelling session in Guadalajara; told stories in the Baroque Theatre in Toledo; in a Spanish castle; in Dublin's St Patrick's Festival; in YARN in Bray; the Pan-Celtic Festival in Carlow, Greystones Arts Festival, and in venues large and small.

Brendan is the author of the story collections: Dublin Folk Tales, Wexford Folk Tales and Wicklow Folk Tales and of a collection of his own local stories: Barking Mad: Tales of Lovers, Liars, Loonies and Layabouts, originally broadcast on radio.

He is an approved Heritage Expert in the Heritage Council's school visit programme.

They said:

"Great to see an experienced storyteller."

"Brendan is a great storyteller who kept us entertained all the time. He has a great sense of humour."

"Grasping the richness in life what a wonderful session"

"A very thought provoking session."

"The ending was very funny."

"Brendan owned the space as a storyteller."

01 628 11 25 / Mobile: 087 795 21 74
138 Esker Lawns, Lucan, Co Dublin

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