Mythic Voices is a space and platform for folk whose work is inspired by Myth. All the “Voices” are friends of Bard Mythologies.
They are from different fields: artists, poets, writers, storytellers, activists etc. All have an interest in mythic roots in modernity whether from a cultural, political or commercial point of view.
Karina is a poet and storyteller and long time “Bard”. Her tellings of the Women of Irish Myth have been a consistent highlight and inspiration of the annual Summer School.
Adam is a poet, playwright and cultural critic with a particular interest in Celtic Myth. His recent book analyses Mythic themes in 16 of Ireland’s best known poets.
Sorcha & Aron Hegarty
The Hegarty brother and sister pair have done a wonderful job in setting up Candlelit Tales where the Myths are told again in their time d format – and often in a Dublin pub – no better ‘mythic’ work place.
Sandy’s interest is the mythic roots in Cultural Narratives, hence cultural mythographer. These
narratives include political, cultural, film, TV, brands. Currently working on how the 45th President of the US uses myth as a form of persuasion, (red rhetoric). See latest videos. Sandy is an Irish immigrant; born in India to Scottish parents, educated in England, and now an Irish citizen. Works in a corporate and brand context with archetype, story and myth.
Sionnán Ni Nuallain
Storyteller and Writer
Sionnán is a playwright, storyteller, and puppeteer based in Dublin. She is a founding member of Drawn With Strings theatre company and a core member of Tales from the Shadows, a puppetry and storytelling collective.
John came late to following his lifetime passion for writing. It was after a career as an engineer in
aerospace. He attended the Bard Summer School many years back and gathered material which he has woven into his book Deirdre’s Dawn. It draws on the Book of Invasions but familiar mythic names like Deirdre, Culain and Brigid are also present. This excellent work is part of a trilogy.
Ann and Annette
This centre of Myth and Storytelling was set up by Ann and Annette in Ardagh. It celebrates the local myth of Midir and Etain. The two ladies run events and storytelling and workshops and do a marvelous job bringing to life a powerful Irish Myth among their many initiatives.