Adults, Children, Festivals, Special Needs
Availability: Full time and prepared to travel
Repertoire: Myths, legends and folktales mainly, but not exclusively, from the north of Ireland
Described as '..keeping alive the tradition of the Seanchaí', Colin Urwin is a folk singer, songwriter and storyteller from Co. Antrim. He is well known locally and performs at venues and festivals all over Ireland, the UK and further afield. As well as his beautifully woven stories drawn from the local legend and folklore of his beloved Glens of Antrim, Colin tells many traditional Irish and Scottish folk tales.
In March 2021 he released his first collection of original songs, A Kind of Love Song, and in July two albums of magical stories entitled The Madman's Window and The Swan Maiden. He has written a book of folk tales which is due for publication in 2022 with Orkneyology Press.
"Colin can do something the rest of us cannot do: he can write an original story and make it sound like it's an ancient tale. His talent for interweaving story and song ensures his work is authentic and original."
Liz Weir MBE, Master Storyteller, Children's Librarian, Author and Director of the Glens Storytelling Festival
(+44) 0751 971 5285
Glenarm, Co. Antrim