Dierdre painting by John McKirdy Duncan (1866 - 1945) story retold by Giles AbbottDierdre of the Sorrows painting by John McKirdy Duncan (1866 – 1945)

A girl is born, a prophecy is made and so begins one of the greatest stories of Irish mythology, the story of Deirdre of the Sorrows.

Her epic story, retold by Giles Abbott, is violent, sensual, funny and tragic, and though it’s feet are in the past (Iron Age in origin) it is a story whose eyes are firmly fixed on the present.

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Via internet download, treat yourself to one of the greatest stories in world mythology retold by an award-winning storyteller! Performed In three parts this feature length story is like a movie for your ears, or an audio book for your eyes! Through storytelling you will travel to an ancient world which is always timeless, always contemporary. But don’t just take our word for it, below is what audiences have said after live performances:

“On Saturday, I drove a total of five hours to see Giles Abbott perform Deirdre Of The Sorrows. It was so worth it.”

“Utterly compelling!”

“A mesmerising performance – I didn’t want to go home!”

“Very cinematic, with a gift for getting under the surface of the metaphor.”

“Made the character’s real whilst keeping their symbolic power – the best I’ve heard!”

“A bewitching performance!”

“The most amazing experience of my life – I’ve never known anything like it!”

“I remember 2007 and tell everyone how I sat for two hours with my feet in two inches of water with rain dripping from the tent running down the back of my neck. The atmosphere inside that tent was magical, it was so silent you could have heard a pin drop. A memory I will keep with me for the rest of my life.”

Available now in video (mp4) or audio (mp3) from store.kagi.com.

FREE STORIES! Go to www.youtube.com today and download the first ten minutes of “Deirdre Of The Sorrows” absolutely free, and, if you choose to buy from store.kagi.com one extra story is your free gift for each part you download!

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