FESTIVAL PROGRAMME 2021

All events held online and time zones are Irish Time

FRIDAY 19th OF FEBRUARY

8-10pm
Moth & Butterfly Presents:
TALES OF THE TALE

We’ve asked four renowned storytellers to each pick a folk or fiction tale to which they have a strong connection. They will share their story, and also their own connection with it, whether it’s where they heard it first, the meaning of the story to them, or something wonderful and yet unknown to us. Featuring Liz Weir, Peter Chand, Anna-Kaisa Kettunen, Órla Mc Govern.
Tickets €6 – Book here

SATURDAY 20th OF FEBRUARY

12-1pm

Moth & Butterfly in association with
The World Storytelling Café Presents:

STORIES FOR CHILDREN

An hour of stories for children of all ages! Brought to you in association with the World Storytelling Café.
Hosted by Órla Mc Govern and featuring John Row and Hannah Brailsford
Book here – Donation based
Children’s Event – Open to all ages

SATURDAY 20th OF FEBRUARY

4-5.30pm
Moth & Butterfly Presents:
THE STORY CHAIN featuring Joe Bill

Hosted by veteran Chicago performer, teacher and improvisor Joe Bill, this very special participatory event is part story swap, part global café. Join us in a space where attendees from all over the world gather to tell each other (if you wish!) short stories and anecdotes, inspired by creative prompts. Experience how much the power of storytelling and listening can connect us.
Book here – Donation based
18+ Age

SATURDAY 20th OF FEBRUARY
7.30-9.30pm
Moth & Butterfly Presents:
THE MOTH & BUTTERFLY SELECTION BOX

A special expanded version of the hugely popular monthly Moth & Butterfly storytelling and improvisation night, this event will feature a long list of crew, regular, and special guests from all over the world. The night feature tellers telling bite sized Folk/Traditional tales, Personal Stories, Improvised Stories, and everything in between. Including: Catherine Brophy, Niceol Blue, Jonathan Pitts, Rebecca Mann, Órla Mc Govern, Maria Gillen, Jackie Roantree & Monique Burg
Book here – Donation based 18+ Age

SUNDAY 21st of FEBRUARY

3-5pm

Moth & Butterfly Presents:
THE ARMANDO
AN IMPROVISATIONAL THEATRE & STORYTELLING WORKSHOP
WITH JONATHAN PITTS.

The Armando is a combination of Chicago style long form improvisation and storytelling. The form features a guest teller, who based on a suggestion from the audience tells real-life stories as a template from which the improvisers then create a series of scenes. Some are some interwoven, some unique. We’ll explore the storytelling aspects of the source story and the deconstruction of the source story to create improvisational responses. Taught by master level instructor Jonathan Pitts. This workshop is suitable for improvisers and storytellers. Experience level suggested: Intermediate to Advanced
Book here – Tickets €10 *Places are strictly limited in number. Immediate booking suggested.
18+ Age

SUNDAY 21st of FEBRUARY

6pm onwards

Moth & Butterfly in association with The World Storytelling Café Present:
THE INTERNATIONAL STORY SWAP – Theme is ‘Fortune favours the brave’

It’s back to Morocco with one foot in Galway for the final event of this year’s programme. Our Artistic Director Órla Mc Govern, will MC an open story share event for anyone who wants to join and tell a story. The theme is ‘fortune favours the brave’ and we will ask tellers to share short (around 10 mins) stories from wherever they are in the world. Open to all, from master tellers to beginners, tellers will be from the hat as well as the Bean an Tí’s shout! Pull up a stool and a glass, and bring a story to share!
Book here – Donation based
Open Story Swap – Possible Adult Content