One of Ireland’s finest traditional storytellers, Niall de Búrca, will be spinning his tales on the Kahilu stage Sunday, November 18, 2018 at 4pm.
Stories are what make us human, part of the way we join up the dots between ‘me’ and ‘you’ and Niall has mastered the art of using words as an instrument in connecting people. A beautiful Gaelic slogan that he is often fond of saying is, “Nor bhris focal maith fiacal riamh” translating to “A good word never broke a tooth.” Meaning, it doesn’t hurt to pay a compliment.
Niall was raised in Galway, Ireland and displayed a talent for narrative from a young age. At home he has featured in theatre, radio and at many festivals including Féile Earraai, the C.S. Lewis Festival, and The National Children’s Book Festival. Abroad he has performed and held workshops in countries as diverse as Poland, Argentina, Italy and The Netherlands. Niall also spent many years living in New Zealand. His experiences as an emigrant there have had a major influence on his work and performance style.
“His ability to evoke a wide range of emotions from his rapt audience enables him to bewitch people with his stories and makes listening to him as well as watching him an unforgettable experience.” – Vienna Book Review
Recognized for the diversity of his stories and with an ability to reach all ages, Niall is a familiar figure to many Irish children through his innovative school programs. His “Storytelling As A Tool Of Education” workshops are highly recommended by educators. In addition to the evening performance at the Kahilu, Niall will also be spending a day teaching a workshop to local students as part of Kahilu Theatre’s Education Outreach Program.
If You Go
What: Niall de Búrca at the Kahilu Theatre
When: Sunday, November 18 at 4 PM
Where:Kahilu Theatre, 67-1186 Lindsey Road, Kamuela
Admission: Tickets are $65/$45/$25 and can be purchased at kahilutheatre.org, (808) 885-6868 or at the Kahilu Theatre Box Office.
Photos courtesy of Kahilu Theatre