Episode 133 - Echoes - Post Show Chats for Episode 130

Candlelit Tales Irish Mythology Podcast

29-09-2021 • 38 mins

Welcome back to the Candlelit Tales Podcast, and to the post show chat about our collaboration with ‘The Embers Collective’. In this episode we will hear from Sam Rixy and Aron Hegarty as they compare notes about the stories they shared, as well as hearing Sorcha Hegarty's take on the whole thing. If you missed episode 130 of this series, have a listen now to that episode to avoid spoilers, or after if you prefer. The next two episodes will be more post show chats about the previous stories in this series. For now, Sam Rixy tells us about what the story of Isis and Hypnosis means to him, while Aron explains what themes he tried to echo in the story of Boann and Dagda, and Sorcha offers her own observations and questions between the two. If you enjoyed this conversation or thought of something we didn’t mention, please let us know. For this new series, ‘Echoes’, 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. 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. To hear more of The Embers Collective Podcast check them out on Spotify or on Soho Radio once a month: https://open.spotify.com/show/1IaP0aES3INjW1MPHFPDgC?si=zZF5tMr6T4i0OHtX2QR8tw&dl_branch=1 https://sohoradiolondon.com/profile/embers-collective/ This episode was also produced by Oisín Ryan. This podcast is proudly sponsored by the people who donate to us each month via https://www.patreon.com/candlelittales and anyone who sends us a once-off donation through the Paypal button on our website http://candlelittales.ie/ #theemberscollective #candlelittales #collaboration #echoesseries #candlelittalespodcast #keepherlit #keephercandlelit #storytelling #livemusic #mythology #irishmythology #patreon #thankyou #subscribe #youtube #spotify #amazon https://open.spotify.com/show/2102WuUUe9Jl6cGXNwQEKf https://soundcloud.com/candlelittales https://twitter.com/candlelit_tales?lang=en https://www.facebook.com/candlelittales/ https://www.instagram.com/candlelittales/ https://vimeo.com/user52850249 https://music.amazon.co.uk/podcasts/00d5c29b-ee1a-4078-aacf-62e1a94522dc/candlelit-tales-irish-mythology-podcast