Episode XVIII: The Salmon of Knowledge

Continuing the Fenian Cycle of Irish Mythology on this week's Fireside, Kevin tells of the boyhood deeds of Fionn Mac Cumhaill, of his training with the poet, Finegas and the catching of a famous enchanted fish—The Salmon of Knowledge!…

Episode XVII: The Cunning Thief

This week on Fireside is another American Folk Tale. 'The Cunning Thief' is about a young man named Jack with an incredible aptitude for cunning and thievery. Catch up with Kevin, as he prepares to return home to Ireland from his US tour on…

Episode XVI: The Forming of the Fianna

This week on Fireside, we begin our look at the Fenian Cycle of Irish Mythology, as Kevin tells the story of the foundations of the warrior clan known as the Fianna, and of the birth of their greatest leader: FIonn Mac Cumhaill. Check in…

Episode XV: The Three Wishes

In our first look at an Irish American Folk Tale on Fireside, Kevin tells the story of a bad blacksmith who is granted three wishes, which ends in a conflict with the devil himself. Catch up with real-life Fireside Bard, Kevin on Twitter…

Episode XIV : The Landing of the Gael

This week on Fireside is the final story of the Irish Mythological Cycle: The Landing of the Gael. This is the tale of the mortal men who would arrive on the shores of Ireland, to overthrow the Tuatha Dé Danann. We also finally meet Ériu,…

Episode XIII: The Hunchback of Knockgrafton

On unlucky episode 13 of Fireside, Kevin tells the folk tale of a change in fortune for a young hunchback boy, who gets mixed up with the other folk. There's some music, and even a bit of the Irish language! Get a glimpse into the life of a…

Episode XII: The Children of Lir

This week on Fireside is the most famous tale from the Mythological Cycle, and probably the most famous Irish myth of all time: The Children of Lir. The Children of Lir is an imaginative, vivid and deeply tragic tale, of a man's love for…

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…