Episode XI: The Tobacco Quest

This week on Fireside, we hear a fairy story of a tobacco obsessed farmer who goes on a journey to find his precious smoke. A journey that takes him all the way to America! This is... The Tobacco Quest Find out about your Fireside Bard, and…

Episode X: The Great Battle of Magh Tuireadh

The climax of the Irish Mythological Cycle. This week on Fireside, Kevin gives the epic conclusion to the Lugh and Bres Saga, in which the Tuatha Dé Danann, face off against the dreaded Fomorians, in The Great Battle of Magh Tuireadh. Do…

Episode IX: The Soul Cages

This week on Fireside, Kevin tells the story of a fisherman's obsessive pursuit of a merrow, and of what he finds when he is invited into that merrow's home, at the bottom of the sea... Find out in... The Soul Cages. To find out more about…

Episode VIII: The Sons of Tuireann

This week on Fireside, in our continuing look at Irish Mythology, Kevin tells story of three sons – The Sons of Tuireann – who greatly wronged Lugh, King of the Tuatha Dé Danann, and the Herculean quest they were sent on as penance. If you…

Episode VII: The Brewery of Eggshells

Changelings have always been one of the darkest, strangest, and most enduring aspects of Irish Folklore. In this story on Fireside, Kevin tells of the actions of one woman, who suspected her own baby was one of the “other people.” We then…

Episode VI: The Coming of Lugh

Continuing our look at Irish Mythology on Fireside this week, Kevin tells the story of the life of Lugh Lámh Fhada (of the long arm), mighty King of the Tuatha Dé Danann, and one of the greatest and most important heroes in Irish Mythology.…

Episode IV: The Reign of Bres

This week on Fireside, Kevin continues his take on early Irish mythology with the story of the reign of Bres – the beautiful, but miserable king of the Tuatha Dé Danann. We'll also find out about the earliest prosthetic limb in mythology… ?

Episode III: The Wonderful Tune

In this episode of Fireside, Kevin tells a folktale about a blind Uileann Piper, beautiful mermaids and the wonderful tune that makes everyone who hears it dance uncontrollably. He also talks about the folklore surrounding Merrows in…

Episode II: The Tuatha Dé Danann

In this Fireside episode, Kevin tells of the arrival in Ireland of the Tuatha Dé Danann, the earliest Gods of Ancient Ireland, and their great battle with the Firbolgs. He also talks about the Queen of all Irish Folklore herself: Lady…