Welcome to a brand new series; Echoes
When any story is told, you can hear others echo in its re-telling.
We often get messages about how the great warrior Cuchulainn reminds people of the hero Achilles. How Fionn is our Odin, or Manannan Mac Lir our version of Poseidon or Neptune. And when you look at any of the great stories, you will often find a familiar aspect echoed in other mythologies. Similar structures are used or similar events are described. Sometimes it can even be as blatant of the exact same plot points are used with different names. So we decided to record a few of these for this podcast.
In this series, we have teamed up with London-based Storytelling Company ‘The Embers Collective’, who tell global folktales and myths set to live music. They gave us three stories, we found the Irish equivalent. We chose stories that we thought ‘echoed’ something intrinsic in these stories, and while not always obvious at first, we hope you agree there is a subtle level of repetition in these stories.
The next three episodes will take on a different format as a result. You will hear The Embers Collective tell us a story, and then you will hear the Irish story afterward.
In this episode, Sam Rixy tells us Isis and Hypnosis, with music from Tim Carp.
The following story, Boann and the Dagda, is told by Aron Hegarty with music from Oisin Ryan, and Aron Hegarty.
This episode was also produced by Oisín Ryan
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