JANUARY January started with a meeting with Maggie Dundon, a member of the Belfast Traveller community with a couple of members of her family, to discuss a proposed picture book about Traveller life. Maggie’s stories proved invaluable to me when writing the book which would eventually be published in December. This was commissioned by the [...]
Stories and Strings – an exciting new performance piece in collaboration with the Mavron String Quartet from Wales and English composer Ian Stephens The wailing wind brings stories long whispered, but seldom heard. The banshee’s cry, a lost love, a tale to chill the blood. A teenage boy learns family secrets that forge links between [...]
I am sitting here in the Arizona sunshine quietly thinking about the past year. I started 2010 with a week at the Tyrone Guthrie Centre www.tyroneguthrie.ie where it was very snowy but that did not detract from my time there. I wrote a lot of my teenage novel, did my accounts, read, rested, listened to [...]
The big news is that my storytelling and Ballyeamon Barn featured in a German television programme all about driving round the Antrim Coast. I was very happy with the shots of the Glenariff waterfall, the barn itself and best of all, our regular Saturday night session with all the usual suspects. Those of you who [...]
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