On March 20, 2008 Shandon Loring presented the very first story in voice at the West of Ireland Library and Cultural Centre, which would become Seanchai Library.
Now, a decade later, Seanchai Library is still presenting literature, stories, and poems live in voice every week. To mark this anniversary, over a 10-day period from March 15th, Seanchai Library is hosting Volume 10, a celebration of stories brought to life in virtual worlds, featuring a light-hearted quest, music events and, of course, stories.
Here’s the line-up of events through the week of Sunday March 18th to Sunday, March 25th. All times, SLT and events are held at the Library’s home at Holly Kai Park, unless otherwise indicated.
Throughout the Week: A Decade of Seanchai Library
Take a stroll through a retrospective wander from the Library’s beginnings in the West of Ireland, through its years with the Community Virtual Library, the expansion to the Kitely Grid, to the present time. Images, artefacts, media links all come together to share the story of telling stories.
Sunday, March 18th, from 12:30: Prelude to A Bagpipe Challenge
With Caledonia Skytower at Ceiliúradh Glen.
Followed at 13:00-14:00 by Beyond Loud – music with Elrik Merlin, Gabrielle Riel, and Ktahdn Vesivino broadcast on Radio Riel Main Stream.
Monday, March 19th, 19:00: Sci-Fi by Command
A Science Fiction Encore selected by the Seanchai Library Community, with Gyro Muggins.
Tuesday, March 20th, 19:00: Stories-Go-Round
A buffet of short stories and poems shared by the Seanchai Staff.
Wednesday, March 21st, 18:30: Dracula!
An encore presentation of a classic from Seanchai’s past. Arrive at the Library building early to teleport to the special setting for the event.
Thursday, March 22nd, 19:00: The Architect of Newgrange – Part 2
With Shandon Loring – arrive at the Library on Holly Kai early to teleport to the special setting for the event.
Saturday, March 24th, 13:00: War of the Worlds
An encore presentation of another Seanchai Library favourite at Holly Kai Pavilion.
Sunday, March 25th, 13:00 The Storyteller’s Sandbox
Hosted by Dubhna Rhiadra with Seanchai Library Friends in Ceiliúradh Glen.