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We are a group of storytellers, performers, and musicians. We tell Irish myths to a live audience with live music. Candlelit Tales was founded by brother-sister storytelling duo Aron and Sorcha Hegarty. Driven by a passion for Irish mythology, we started retelling the stories to a near-empty room upstairs in a Dublin pub one rainy evening in November. The next week, the room was a lot less empty, and we were joined by musician Ru O’Sé. By the fourth week, the room was full, and so was the ha ...
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Welcome back to the Candlelit Tales podcast.This is the final episode of our Táin Mosaic series. In this series, we looked back at an old story, or set of stories, and told it in a new way, from a lot of different perspectives. We called this the Táin Mosaic, as the shattered fragments of this story can be put back together in a multiplicity of way…
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Welcome back to the Candlelit Tales podcast.In this episode, we are going right back to before the beginning, where the seeds of this conflict were planted before any of the participants were even born. This is also, ultimately, a conflict between two individuals. If you've missed the earlier episodes, go back to catch up from the start. This is th…
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Welcome back to the Candlelit Tales podcast.In this episode, we are taking the perspective of Conchubar Mac Nessa’s youngest son, Follman. Follman’s story is a particularly tragic one, as he has experienced huge loss in his young life, and does not survive the War. If you've missed the earlier episodes, go back to catch up from the start. This is p…
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Welcome back to the Candlelit Tales podcast.This week, we are taking a break from our Táin Mosaic series to check in with the Goddess, and Saint, Brigid. The first day of February, also known as Imbolg, has always been associated with Brigid, and commemorated in folk practice. Cloaks are hung out the evening before to catch some of her healing magi…
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Welcome back to the Candlelit Tales podcast.In this episode, we are hearing from Medbh and Aillil’s daughter, Finnibhear, whose hand in marriage was offered to any warrior who would take on Cuchulainn in single combat. If you've missed the earlier episodes, go back to catch up from the start. This is part of a brand new series. In this series, we a…
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Welcome back to the Candlelit Tales podcast.In this episode, we are spending some more time with a character we last met in The Muster: Fraech. Fraech is the kind of character who would have been one of the greatest warriors of Irish mythology if he hadn’t happened to meet Cuhculainn in this story. If you've missed the earlier episodes, go back to …
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Welcome back to the Candlelit Tales podcast.In this episode, we come to the initial part of the war for the Brown Bull, and a campaign of guerilla warfare carried out by Cuchulainn. If you've missed the earlier episodes, go back to catch up from the start. This is part of a brand new series. In this series, we are looking back at an old story, or s…
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Welcome back to the Candlelit Tales podcast.In this episode, we are catching up with Cuchulainn’s chariot driver Leag, as he has a few frustrated thoughts ahead of Meadbh’s army arriving in Ulster for the raid on the Brown Bull of Cooley. If you've missed the first three episodes, go back to Episode 230 to catch up from the start.In this series, we…
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Welcome back to the Candlelit Tales podcast.And to the third part in our brand new series. If you’ve missed the start at episode 230, go back and have a listen to catch up with Fergus. In this episode, we shine a light on a few of the lesser-known figures that are called upon to gather together before the raid on Cooley, for the mythical Brown Bull…
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Welcome back to the Candlelit Tales podcast.And to a brand new series. In this series, we are looking back at an old story, or set of stories, and telling it in a new way, from a lot of different perspectives. We are calling this the Táin Mosaic, as the shattered fragments of this story can be put back together in a multiplicity of ways, and we dec…
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Welcome back to the Candlelit Tales podcast.And to a brand new series. In this series, we are looking back at an old story, or set of stories, and telling it in a new way, from a lot of different perspectives. We are calling this the Táin Mosaic, as the shattered fragments of this story can be put back together in a multiplicity of ways, and we dec…
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Welcome back to the Candlelit Tales podcast.This is an old story. A story that tells Irish people where we come from. In a time where the world seems dark, and a lot of hate is being thrown around. We felt it was important to look back at our oldest stores. To release an old story. To reflect on its message. A message of unity. A short reminder tha…
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Welcome back to the Candlelit Tales podcast.In this episode, we’re interviewing an Irishman who journeyed far and rooted deep in foreign soil. He’s a permaculture designer who runs a sustainable farm (and farm-to-table restaurant, and Irish bar) in Guatemala, and he’s also our big brother!We talk to the Other Hegarty Sibling about the power of stor…
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Welcome back to the Candlelit Tales podcast.We have a special episode this week, a collaboration with the wonderful musician Connie Dawson, aka @thestretharpist.We have always been delighted to collaborate with musicians and artists, and we have known Connie for years from coming to our live shows. She has been bugging us since we met her to send h…
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Live from The Sugar Club, Dublin, Ireland. Candlelit Tales & Special Guest, Sadbh Grehan, performs stories from Irish Mythology as The Dark Descends.Video of the performance is on our YouTube channel https://www.youtube.com/@CandlelitTalesPlease note the content of these stories may be triggering for some listeners, please take care of yourself as …
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Welcome back to the Candlelit Tales podcast.In this series, we’ve been telling seasonal tales of Irish folklore in the run-up to the Celtic New Year, Samhain.This is a special time of year for many of us, with the traditions and stories of Samhain going back millennia in Ireland.Please note the content of these stories may be triggering for some li…
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Welcome back to the Candlelit Tales podcast.In this series, we’re telling seasonal tales of Irish folklore in the run up to the Celtic New Year, Samhain.This is one of the stories reputed to have inspired the vampiric classic, Dracula. The tale of a wicked chieftain who could not be killed, and could only be appeased by offerings of human bloodPlea…
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Welcome back to the Candlelit Tales podcast.In this series, we’re telling seasonal tales of Irish folklore in the run up to the Celtic New Year, Samhain.This is a story that has inspired many retellings of headless horsemen throughout the world, a spirit linked with the pagan chieftain Crom Dubh, who some believe was linked to the autumn harvest. T…
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Welcome back to the Candlelit Tales podcast.In this series, we’ve been retelling some of the Classics of Irish mythology, those stories that most people know, or at least know a version of. Please note the content of these stories may be triggering for some listeners, please take care of yourself as you listen.This podcast is proudly sponsored by t…
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Welcome back to the Candlelit Tales podcast.In this series, we’ve been retelling some of the Classics of Irish mythology, those stories that most people know, or at least know a version of. In this podcast, Reflections on the Fianna, we're talking about the most famous stories of the Fianna. The young Fionn Mac Cumhaill and his encounters with magi…
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Welcome back to the Candlelit Tales podcast.In this series, we’re taking a look at some of the Classics of Irish mythology, those stories that most people know, or at least know a version of. In this episode, Aron tells the story of The Children of Lir. Perhaps the best-known Irish myth. A tale of exile, betrayal, and a jealous stepmother.Please no…
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Welcome back to the Candlelit Tales podcast.In this series, we’re taking a look at some of the Classics of Irish mythology, those stories that most people know, or at least know a version of. In this episode, Aron tells of beautiful Deirdre and her doomed love story. Called one of the “three sorrows of storytelling” this is one that will tug at the…
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Welcome back to the Candlelit Tales podcast.In this series, we’re taking a look at some of the Classics of Irish mythology, those stories that most people know, or at least know a version of. In this episode, Aron tells of beautiful Deirdre and her doomed love story. Called one of the “three sorrows of storytelling” this is one that will tug at the…
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Welcome back to the Candlelit Tales podcast.In this series, we’re taking a look at some of the Classics of Irish mythology, those stories that most people know, or at least know a version of. In this episode, Sorcha tells of how the boy Setanta won the name that he would be known for: Cúchulainn, the Hound of Cullen. Please note the content of thes…
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Welcome back to the Candlelit Tales podcast.In this series, we’re taking a look at some of the Classics of Irish mythology, those stories that most people know, or at least know a version of. In this episode, Sorcha tells the story of another legendary pair of siblings: The King of Ulster, Conchubar Mac Nessa, and his sister and charioteer, Deichtr…
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