BARD MYTHOLOGIES

Journeys into the Forgotten Wisdom of the Irish Myths

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BARD MYTHOLOGIES

Journeys into the Forgotten Wisdom of the Irish Myths

DISCOVER YOUR IRISH MYTH CHARACTER
WHICH CHARACTER ARE YOU IN THE MYTHS?

Explore the Wisdom of Irish Myth and Legend through

the experience of time-honored oral storytelling

 

Stories, Cycles, Characters in Irish Myth

Hear the stories from Irish Myth and Legend, beautifully retold by professional storytellers.
The stories are organised into four cycles: Mythological, Ulster, Fenian and King.  Also check out the characters.

IMMERSE IN THE STORIES
MYTH AND MODERNITY
EXPLORE THE CYCLES

Myth and Modernity – the Contemporary Relevance of Myth

A myth is something that has never happened, but is happening all the time.   Joseph Campbell.

Here we explore the contemporary relevance of myth from our Bard School Immersions.

MEET THE CHARACTERS

Bard Productions – Mythic Thinking for today

Fascinating paths to travel down looking at Mythic History, Myth and Nature, Mythic Minds and much more.

 

mythic matters

Sign up for a free Introductory Evening

If you are new to the Bard why not sign up to one of our INTRODUCTORY EVENINGS. 
It’s an opportunity to hear a story from our myth tellers,  have a chat about the myth in a small group and find out more about Bard Mythologies and the Community.

A CLASSIC IRISH MYTH
The Children of Lir

In this Zoom Evening you will hear a classic Irish Myth where Lir’s children are turned into swans.  You will also hear an Artist of Myth, Paul Joyce, who tells and shows us his Lir series of paintings. This has always been an unforgettable experience.

THE FIRST WOMAN IN IRELAND
Cesair

In this Evening you will hear the Story of the first peoples who, in the Mythic History, came to Ireland.  And we will have one of Karina Tynan’s powerful retellings from the perspective of Cesair.  Karina is a poet and a ‘teller’ with a special ability to create a world to immerse in.  Participants find this ‘forgotten’ story to be fascinating and inspirational.

FREE INTRODUCTORY EVENING – 7pm to 8:30pm

Children of Lir
           9th December 2020   |    10th February 2021   

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Cesair
 13th January 2021    |    3rd March 2021

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This event will be held on Zoom – you will need to sign up to Zoom and it is free to register.  The format is a Myth Telling followed by a chat about the story in small groups … it’s a great opportunity to meet people.

Who is the Bard for?

Stuff of culture that might be of interest and relevance to today, that might help make sense of a turbulent even crazy modern world.

This relevance might be because these myths have lasted for such a long time.  They are, in essence, a unique and timeless wisdom of the people.

What is the purpose of the Bard?

The primary purpose of the Bard is the re-engagement with a unique traditional heritage in order to help us reflect on where we are today. To ask whether myths are true is the wrong question, the question to ask is, ‘are they useful’.

And in Bard we believe they are indeed useful.  The myths as an oral performance help us immerse in another world and this distancing is invaluable in helping us reflect on where we are today.  The ‘oral’ myth telling, we know from anthropologists, is always about today.

Bard Survey of Irish Myth – do the Irish know their own myths?
Check out the Results of Bard’s Global Survey of Irish Myth
The Irish have a vast and unique ancient mythic literature.  It is one of the most extensive in the Western World.
The Bard ran a Global Survey among the Irish Diaspora to find out the knowledge of the Irish Myth.

READ MORE

Take our free personality test and see who you most resemble out of the characters in Irish Myth and maybe buy the poster for your wall.

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