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Colin Urwin

Adults, Children, Festivals, Special Needs, Virtual

Availability: Full time and prepared to travel anywhere.

Repertoire: Myths, legends and folktales mainly, but not exclusively, from the northeast of Ireland. Songs both folk and original. Recitations and monologues. Reminiscence and humorous anecdotes.


Described as a modern-day Seanchaí Colin Urwin is a folk singer, songwriter, storyteller, workshop facilitator, recording artist and author. Steeped for a lifetime in the language, folklore and traditions of his beloved Glens of Antrim, Colin has long been influenced by traditional Irish and Scottish music, song and story.

He is most inspired by the people and places, the history and legends, and the sheer rugged romance of the northeast coast of Ireland. From these he conjures up many of his beautiful ballads, magical rhyming monologues and delicately woven tales of wonder.

Colin regularly appears at local storytelling and music events for schools, libraries, a wide range of community groups with differing needs, and has performed at international storytelling festivals and conferences all over the world.

Colin’s storytelling and songwriting workshops, mentoring sessions and reminiscence programs are always very popular. Writing commissions are regularly accepted including songs, stories and books, and he has also worked as an artistic consultant and brand ambassador in the private sector.

(+44) 0751 971 5285

Colin Urwin
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