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Medicine House: Martin Shaw

Thursday October 19, 2023
A portrait of a white, bearded man wearing a wide brimmed hat.
Show Date & Time:
Thursday October 19, 8:00pm
Ticket Price:

€22 (inclusive of booking fee)

Martin Shaw is an award winning storyteller, writer and mythologist. He has toured internationally numerous times and created the Oral Tradition and Mythic Life courses at Stanford University. His most recent book Bardskull was Book of the Day in The Guardian, The Sunday Times describing it as “rich & transgressive.”

“At last, at long last we have a seanchai back amongst us. This guy is the real deal and the real deal is dark, hypnotic and charming. Spending a night listening to these stories changes you, it’s like spending a night in Newgrange or on top of Skellig Michael, ancient energies and wisdom open up and are uncovered.”

Tommy Tiernan

Medicine House is the enchanting new show from award winning storyteller Martin Shaw. Stories are a kind of medicine, and each night Shaw decides which remedy to administer. Over an evening Shaw moves through electrifying renditions of fairy tales, Irish myths and accounts of his own life, including four years living in a tent exploring the last outposts of the Celtic landscape. Hilarious, moving and improvisational, no night is quite the same as the last.

“a Seanchaí, an interloper from the Medieval” – The irish Times

“a true Master, Martin Shaw is one of the very greatest storytellers we have” – Robert Bly

“A true and informative enchanter” – Rowan Williams

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