By the Light of the Silvery Moon

STET - The English Theatre | Aindrias de Staic
The STET Storytelling Festival
zo 17 dec - 15:30 - 16:30
zo 17 dec 2023
15:30 - 16:30
  • zo 17 dec 2023
    15:30 - 16:30
    Zaal 3
    De Constant Rebecqueplein 20A

The STET Storytelling Festival presents 4 storytelling masters curated by the Amsterdam Storytelling Festival.

The Sunday afternoon will be one of Irish Stories told through words, sounds and music with Bardic Irish storyteller/seanchaí Aindrias de Staic. Treading in the footsteps of the great Irish storytellers, uncovering ancient pathways and heralding a new era of Irish storytelling.

By the Light of the Silvery Moon is a new experience in storytelling, combining spoken word and guest musicians collaborating live to add a sonic soundscape to the tales and performance.

Strongly influenced by previous bards like Raifteri an Fhíle, Brian Merriman and Aindrias MacCruitín, this storytelling show will see the wandering bard, with his rustic violin and other such accompaniments travel the roads of Ireland. Telling tales and short stories to eager audiences in the towns and villages of rural Ireland and across western Europe.

Aindrias' style is a fast paced, lively new approach to the ancient Irish art form, yet his work is firmly rooted in the traditional storytelling styles of the west of Ireland. Inspired by his work in folklore, nature, and the traditional arts, Aindrias brings us on a journey through tales of villages lost to the sea, misadventures of wandering musicians, humorous recitations, abridged folkloric myths, and of course his own self-penned outrageous tales of otherworldly events.

In de media

“Exquisite, picaresque... Rarely has storytelling been so foot-tappingly funny.”

"The sense of joy and redemption expressed through his playing is quite moving... the man's got talent and humour in abundance."

“In blending traditional fiddle-playing with his tall-tale storytelling, Aindrias de Staic Is clearly continuing a longstanding Irish tradition.”

About Aindrias de Staic

Aindrias de Staic cannot be pigeon-holed as a traditional Irish musician. He is his own unique and authentic brand of Irish. An accomplished and acclaimed actor, writer, television presenter, and filmmaker, there is nothing status quo about him.

Well known for his work as a presenter with TG4 and his comic appearances on Hardy Bucks, de Staic enjoys a cult following in rural Ireland for his ability to help audiences enjoy the full flavour of Irish traditional arts, particularly storytelling and music. Leading a revival in new Irish storytelling, his rhythmic and energetic approach to storytelling has won many awards, including an All-Ireland medal at the Fleadh Cheoil in Mullingar and a Celtic Media Award 2018 in Wales.