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The Stories of Red Hanrahan

Posted on 27 May 2015
As part of Wimborne Minster Folk Festival, Sting in the Tale and the Priest's House Museum & Garden are hosting an evening of folk based tales with local storyteller Amabel Clarke on Saturday 13 June, 7 for 7.30pm at the museum. To celebrate the 150th anniversary of the birth of WB Yeats, Amabel will be telling tales based on his Red Hanrahan short stories. They are wonderful stories to tell and listen to, full of myth, mystery and poetry. Written by WB Yeats in collaboration with Lady Gregory in around 1905, they are based on incidents and folk tales that they had collected from the country folk in Sligo and Galway. The protagonist, Red Hanrahan, is partly based on the 18th century Gaelic poet, Eoghan Ruadh O'Suilleabhain. The Garden Tea Room will be open before the performance. Tickets priced at £4 are available from the Tourist Information Centre or on 01202 886116. Booking is recommended as places are limited.