Storytelling Session with Seanchaí Jim Maher

Sunday 20th August 2023
Location: O’Donnells The Square Inistioge
Without doubt, a master storyteller, a joy to watch, a memory that lingers, Jim Maher is one of the finest and most popular entertainers in his class.

Traditional roguery of the sort that makes us long for those by-gone days of fun and mirth …. where laughter was heard and cherished at every hearth, every ditch and gate post …. Jim Maher takes us back in time …. to the world of storytelling where authenticity is the order of the day. His stories remind us of what is in us all …. a roguish sense of humour, a taste for life …. our total “Irishness”.

The beat of the bodhrán, the glint in the eye, the narrative perfection. All of these are hits …. to share with us, to rock us back in time with tear-faced hilarity. Through Jim’s delivery we see ourselves, as a people, unique in our heritage, unspoiled by artificiality, proud of our gift “to tell it as it really happened.”

From very early on Jim has had a fascination for things “Cultural and Humorous”. In all of his shows, both of these features are incorporated in a very unique and entertaining way. Jim’s act, which combines traditional music with master storytelling, has been entertaining audiences both at home and abroad for many years now (“From Fermoy to Philadelphia”, as Gay Byrne put it!).

Jim has been involved in the Folk and Traditional circuit since the 1970’s, both as solo artist and supporting such names as Christy Moore, Don McLean, Moving Hearts, Planxty, The Wolfe Tones, Mary Black and Stocktons Wing. In recent times, however, Jim has taken to the screen!

VENUE: This storytelling session will take place in O Donnell’s Síbín in the garden out back. There will be a festival volunteer on hand to direct you. Space is limited so book early to avoid disappointment!
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