Dominic Kelly is a performance storyteller who has ventured deep into the vast landscape of stories that surround the Irish mythological hero Cú Chulainn – so much so that he cycled around Ireland to see all the mythical places found in the Táin, sometimes called Ireland’s National Epic or the Irish Iliad.
At this time of year, when pork will be served on many a holiday plate, we turn our attention to the pig - an animal both loved and loathed since ancient times. What are its mythological connections?
Join us in the divine muck, where we encounter kings and goddesses from Greek and Norse Mythology, as well as Celtic Druids and a fearsome ghost pig from the Swedish midwinter forests.
”Flowers become flesh becomes bird…”
The first guest on our show is Jo Blake, a performer working across the disciplines of storytelling, theatre and dance. She has written a PhD about her project of unearthing the mythological character Blodeuwedd (flower-face/owl) from the depths of the Mabinogion - a medieval Welsh text regarded as one of the oldest and most complete repositories of British Celtic Myth.