The Ruined House of Skin
ON THE KIRKGATE YOUTUBE CHANNEL
“The hag, a ruined house of skin and bone, sits winding up a thread. It is a thread that draws us slowly, inevitably into the withering arms of age. It is our ruin.
But on her tongue is a song, on her breath is the fragrance of truth.”
This story of a great search and the ultimate journey is a reconfiguring of wild Irish mythology that lays bare our thirst for truth.
Elemental, poetic and moving.
An audio performance of storytelling and music. YouTube premiere 7.30pm Sat. 3 Oct.
Nick Hennessey is an internationally acclaimed storyteller, playwright, folk singer, song writer and musician. He has told stories for more than 20 years, performing at venues from the Southbank Centre and the Albert Hall to rural village halls, and extensively at folk, storytelling, and literature festivals throughout the UK and internationally (Estonia, Finland, Sweden, Norway, the Netherlands, Belgium, Denmark, Canada and two national tours of Japan).
In 2000 he won the World Championship in epic-singing, performing the Kalevala, the Finnish national epic in Espoo, near Helsinki.
‘He brings that rare combination of artistic adventure and absolute accessibility…. magical’ London Literature Festival
‘Finely honed and earthy vocals, candid lyricism, and vivid ballads’ BBC Radio 2