Tunes and tales for you
book Brendan as a storyteller or story leader or Martin as a pipeplayer
or both as Talepipe
uilleann piping has taken him throughout Europe and the UK, India, Australia,
New Zealand, the USA and Canada, from the Lincoln Center for the Arts
in New York to the national theatres of Ireland and England and concert
halls across the Indian subcontinent.
Martin Nolan is a
noted piper and composer whose openness and receptiveness to new ideas
has taken him and his pipes around the world.
Well versed in the
tradition of his instrument, Martin is constantly expanding its repertoire
by playing in unusual contexts.
Hear Martin play online
Brendan delights in telling stories of Dublin and other interesting places.
His stories are of ordinary people striving to make sense of the humours and perplexities of modern life and their place in it.
A storyteller of some renown, Brendan selects stories from a repertoire of more than 200 collected and original stories.
Brendan has told stories all over Ireland; in Britain, Spain, Belgium, and, in Rome.
In summer 2013, he curated and told stories with six other storytellers in the sold-out Stories of Dublin programme in the city's 1662 Smock Alley Theatre
Brendan participated in a record-breaking marathon storytelling session in Guadalajara, Spain; told stories in a Baroque Theatre in Toledo, Spain; in a Spanish castle; in Dublin's St Patrick's Festival; in the Pan-Celtic Festival in Carlow, Greystones Arts Festival, YARN in Bray and in venues large and small.
Brendan is author of the story collections: Dublin Folk Tales, Wexford Folk Tales and Wicklow Folk Tales and of a collection of his own local stories originally broadcast on community radio: Barking Mad: Tales of Lovers, Liars, Loonies and Layabouts.
He is an approved heritage expert on storytelling in the Irish Heritage Council's school visit programme and brings the craft of storytelling to new generations of enthusiastic storytellers through school storytelling visits.
His books may be ordered through this website, as below or on Amazon.
"Great to see
an experienced storyteller."
session was a joy to listen to. I loved Brendan's humour."
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