Antrim Glens Tourism will continue to awaken and celebrate the real spirit of the Glens of Antrim with its annual festival of storytelling and music.
Festival director and local storyteller Liz Weir says: ‘This is our fourth Festival and we will once again welcome both tourists and local people for a weekend of scary tales and fine music in this area which is so rich in folklore. Listeners can enjoy a unique festival that celebrates the beautiful locality and our story telling tradition.
Over the weekend renowned storytellers Steve Lally, Pat Ryan and Shonaleigh will tell tales of ghosts and witches to send shivers up the spines of listeners of all ages.
Colum Sands, Errol Walsh and Feargal Lynn and local traditional musicians will provide songs and tunes.
Antrim Glens Tourism acknowledges the support of Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council as well as local sponsors and volunteers.
The festival kicks off on Thursday 27th October with a workshop on telling stories by Festival Director Liz Weir in the historic Glenmona House, Cushendun.
This will be followed by an evening of storytelling and music at Mary McBride’s Cushendun featuring local singer and storyteller Feargal Lynn.
On Friday 28th October singer songwriter Errol Walsh will be joined by the visiting storytellers in Cushendall Boat Club at 8pm.
Over the weekend there will be “not-so-scary stories” for little ones with Shonaleigh in Cushendall Library on Saturday morning as well as a special family event
Ruairi Ruairi what’s the Story in the Parish Centre, Cushendall that afternoon .
Over the weekend sessions will also take place in McCollam’s Bar with story swaps enabling visitors to try their hand at telling tales as well.
Internationally known singer songwriter Colum Sands will feature on Saturday evening and on Sunday morning the beauty of Glenariffe Glen will be celebrated during a story-walk organised in partnership with the local Walk the Glens Group.
The final event is a fancy dress spooky storytime at Cushendall Parish Centre at 6 30 on Sunday 30th October. Members of Lurig Drama Group will add a little extra magic to the event.