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Ark Storytelling Festival – Valentia Island

June 16 June 18

A weekend-long exploration of storytelling through different media at the historic Royal Valentia Hotel on beautiful Valentia Island, Co Kerry.

Poetry Workshop with eminent local poet Paddy Bushe. Poetry Open Mic hosted by Poetry South Kerry (Friday 18:00 )

Literary Salon Coffee Morning featuring local fiction writers discussing their craft. A wonderful opportunity for aspiring writers to engage and ask questions. (Saturday 10:00)

Songwriting Workshop with world-renowned musician, Ultan Conlon whose songs have been described combining depths of feeling, introspection and modesty. With four critically acclaimed albums to his credit Ultan Conlon has shared the stage with the likes of Jackson Browne, Shelby Lynne, John Fogerty, Mavis Staples, Bryan Ferry, John Grant, Eddi Reader, Patty Griffin and Richard Hawley, among others. Ultan has also performed duets with Glen Hansard and John Martyn, and Martyn recorded Ultan’s song “Really Gone” in 2005. (Saturday and Sunday 12:00 – 15:30) Limited capacity!

Live Performance by Ultan Conlon and his band, featuring local singer/songwriters. (Saturday 19:30)

Yoga and Journalling for Creativity with Isabelle Geraghty Followed by an optional sea swim!(Sunday 10:00)

Songwriting Workshop with world-renowned musician, Ultan Conlon (Sunday 12:00 – 15:30)

Also – storytelling event with local seanchaí Sean O’Laoghaire and more….

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