Deirdre Of The Sorrows
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.
Giles Abbott tells this legend in four thrilling episodes. Deidre’s epic story, retold in four parts by Giles Abbott, is violent, sensual, funny, hugely romantic and tragic. Though it’s feet are in deep the past (Iron Age in origin) it is a story whose eyes are firmly fixed on the present.
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Each episode is about 30 minutes long, so you can binge watch on the box set!
- Part 1 – In the King of Ulster?s court a girl is born. A prophecy is made which will rule her life & plunge the whole kingdom into conflict. What is it? Why, that she will be beautiful?
- Part 2 – Deirdre, promised since birth to the King, has come face to face with a beautiful young man. She runs from him, but will she return?
- Part 3 – Deirdre & the sons of Uisneach have escaped from King Conor, left Ulster & now are looking for a Scots King who can protect them, but how will they find someone they can trust? Hiding out on the Isle of Skye the brothers go in search of the War Gods who will perfect their training. Deirdre makes friends with a fisherman?s wife, but is there more to her than meets the eye? And then a message arrives that will change everything?
- Part 4 – The final episode, with a twist that will amaze you.
Recorded live in performance, text improvised in the moment from a deeply known story, this is an audiobook for your eyes – a vbook in four gripping episodes! The same epic story is also available for download in four separate Audio episodes. Handy for offline listening.
Deirdre Of The Sorrows – Part 1 – video story
This episode is Free.