The Irish Festival of Oulu

Official program partner of Oulu 2026

EAMONN KEENAN

EAMONN KEENAN

Storytelling

EAMONN KEENAN

Come away, come away, to hear ancient stories of gods and goddesses, heroes, the Sidh, fairies, ghosts, witches, Silkies, death and love. Eamonn invites you to join him as he tells tales to amuse and surprise.

As a child Eamonn learned the history, culture, traditions, mythology. lore and tales of Irish storytelling from his father; a much-loved Irish singer and seancaithe. Since 1996 Eamonn has been passing on the bright knowledge, telling stories to people at home in Ireland, England, Finland, Australia, Morocco and the USA.

Eamonn’s way of telling stories is engaging, gentle, dramatic, fun, bawdy, emotive and filled with the values of love, humour and wonder. He has an ability to connect myths and folk stories to the seasons, places in the landscape, flora and fauna, relationships and modern-day realities.

Eamonn has also developed a repertoire of stories for children and adults based on his own experiences, as well as stories learned from other cultures. Some are humorous, some sad, all have lessons that express a deep regard for respecting our shared humanity.

 

Thursday 26.9.

20:00

Duration: 2 hours

Tales & Tarinat: Eamonn Keenan, Brent Ó Caiside, Anna-Maria Toivonen, Anna-Kaisa Kettunen, Aaron Gorman

Bar Café Hemingway’s

Free Entry

Arrive early to be seated.

Saturday 28.9.

12:00

Duration: 2 hours

Tales & Tarinat: Eamonn Keenan, Brent Ó Caiside, Anna-Kaisa Kettunen, Aaron Gorman

Bar Café Hemingway’s

Free Entry

Arrive early to be seated.

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