Candlelit Tales

is creating Irish Mythology Storytelling Podcasts

11

patrons

$103

per month
Fado fado, or not so long ago, there was a boy who was slow to read, because his sister liked to read to him so much. She read him stories, stories that enthralled them both. Then they grew up and grew apart, yet the girl kept her fascination with stories, and the boy would come from far and wide to hear a tale or two. The boy knew they were good, the girl knew they were great. So one day she said to her brother, the only way to keep these stories alive is to tell them. So that's what they did.

They lit some candles in the depth of winter 2014, and they started to learn one of the ancient epics, An Táin Bo Cuailgne, from a fair few versions. They crafted their own story, they learned how to tell it, and as the music came along to accompany them, the whole thing just felt right. They’ve been telling stories ever since. 

We tell the stories we love at four different venues around Dublin and Wicklow every month, and we’ve created children’s shows, theatre shows, festival shows, and now a new podcast. And we keep finding more stories and more ways to tell them. 

We have lots of other ideas as well, and we continue to be inspired by these stories and the creative beauties that keep working with us. We get swept up and away with these myths, and keep finding new insights and delights with every one. There's a powerful kind of magic going on, and we don’t ever want to stop!

Candlelit Tales want to bring back the craic of the old myths and legends. We want to share these stories with the world, so that everyone can hear and be inspired by the wealth of wit and wisdom in these old tales.

So keep her lit lads… keep her candlelit.
Tiers
Spare some change for a coffee?
$2 or more per month

When you want to show your support for us, but you're broke. We like you, you're just like us!


Buy us a pint
$5 or more per month
If you like what you've heard and want to buy us a pint. This is what we asked for four years ago when we started our live shows in Dublin. And with price of a pint, we can go a long way. 


Subscribe to give us support  on the regular every month, that would be magic. It means we can make more time to make more podcasts and stuff we love to share. 

Buy us Lunch! On the go, you know
$12 or more per month

When you have a bit o' cash and you know what you like, and what you like are stories. Samesies! 

Buy us dinner. No strings ;)
$25 or more per month

When you really feel strongly about these things, and you're a massive nerd like we are, and you want to know exactly how the magic happens. 


You will get the sources we use for our stories, whenever the sources are not that guy in that place that time who told us that thing (it's a living tradition). We'll also tell you which bits we made up ourselves (not what you think!)


Seriously though, we'll be sending you lots of reading, and loads of thanks for this contribution! 

Feckin' Legend
$50 or more per month

When you're crazy sound and don't know what to do with your well-earned cash... or if you're looking to help us to reach the next level. We've loads on the pipeline, but it gets clogged when we have too many ideas, and not enough cash flow to realise them. 

Fuckin Legend
$100 or more per month

When you are minted, but also sound. Like, really really sound. Like, you could buy a lot for 100 a month. We know we will... Sound equipment, camera, SD cards, mics, leads, musical instruments, foley instruments, LOADS of strings.... as well as like covering a chunk of our travel costs that adds up ta feck! 

Goals
$103 of $1,000 per month
Paid Rehearsals

Candlelit Tales have always run on passion rather than cold hard cash. We've always been as fair as we can, and paid every performer and collaborator as well as we could.

We started with donation-based shows, so our stories are open to everyone, and those who can pay for those who can't. Through that model, we've been able to pay performers, but we've always wanted to pay ourselves for rehearsals too. 

So, this goal is to pay ourselves for the ongoing research, writing, and co-creation of our monthly shows, which all feeds into creating our bi-weekly podcasts.

Help us keep the candle burning!

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Fado fado, or not so long ago, there was a boy who was slow to read, because his sister liked to read to him so much. She read him stories, stories that enthralled them both. Then they grew up and grew apart, yet the girl kept her fascination with stories, and the boy would come from far and wide to hear a tale or two. The boy knew they were good, the girl knew they were great. So one day she said to her brother, the only way to keep these stories alive is to tell them. So that's what they did.

They lit some candles in the depth of winter 2014, and they started to learn one of the ancient epics, An Táin Bo Cuailgne, from a fair few versions. They crafted their own story, they learned how to tell it, and as the music came along to accompany them, the whole thing just felt right. They’ve been telling stories ever since. 

We tell the stories we love at four different venues around Dublin and Wicklow every month, and we’ve created children’s shows, theatre shows, festival shows, and now a new podcast. And we keep finding more stories and more ways to tell them. 

We have lots of other ideas as well, and we continue to be inspired by these stories and the creative beauties that keep working with us. We get swept up and away with these myths, and keep finding new insights and delights with every one. There's a powerful kind of magic going on, and we don’t ever want to stop!

Candlelit Tales want to bring back the craic of the old myths and legends. We want to share these stories with the world, so that everyone can hear and be inspired by the wealth of wit and wisdom in these old tales.

So keep her lit lads… keep her candlelit.

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Tiers
Spare some change for a coffee?
$2 or more per month

When you want to show your support for us, but you're broke. We like you, you're just like us!


Buy us a pint
$5 or more per month
If you like what you've heard and want to buy us a pint. This is what we asked for four years ago when we started our live shows in Dublin. And with price of a pint, we can go a long way. 


Subscribe to give us support  on the regular every month, that would be magic. It means we can make more time to make more podcasts and stuff we love to share. 

Buy us Lunch! On the go, you know
$12 or more per month

When you have a bit o' cash and you know what you like, and what you like are stories. Samesies! 

Buy us dinner. No strings ;)
$25 or more per month

When you really feel strongly about these things, and you're a massive nerd like we are, and you want to know exactly how the magic happens. 


You will get the sources we use for our stories, whenever the sources are not that guy in that place that time who told us that thing (it's a living tradition). We'll also tell you which bits we made up ourselves (not what you think!)


Seriously though, we'll be sending you lots of reading, and loads of thanks for this contribution! 

Feckin' Legend
$50 or more per month

When you're crazy sound and don't know what to do with your well-earned cash... or if you're looking to help us to reach the next level. We've loads on the pipeline, but it gets clogged when we have too many ideas, and not enough cash flow to realise them. 

Fuckin Legend
$100 or more per month

When you are minted, but also sound. Like, really really sound. Like, you could buy a lot for 100 a month. We know we will... Sound equipment, camera, SD cards, mics, leads, musical instruments, foley instruments, LOADS of strings.... as well as like covering a chunk of our travel costs that adds up ta feck!