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Episode XXII: The Legend of Sadhbh

This week on Fireside, continuing our look at the Fenian Cycle of Irish Mythology, Kevin tells of the legend of Sadhbh, the first and most beloved wife of Fionn Mac Cumhaill, who was transformed into the form of a deer by a dark druid whose…

Episode XXI: Mr. Fox

In another episode of Irish American Folklore on Fireside, Kevin tells the story of a young woman named Pretty Polly and her dealings with a mysterious stranger called Mr. Fox... There's murder, mystery and even a talking parrot. Get in…

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…