The Children of Lir

This is a sad yet deeply soulful tale of four children transformed into swans by a curse. They have to suffer 900 years of torment of cold wild seas before the spell can be broken.

Lir was a great king of the Tuatha de Danaan. Irish legend says that the Tuatha de Danann, the people of the Goddess Danu, were a magical people, half-god and half-human. When they were superseded by Christianity, they went underground inhabiting the mounds, or Sidhe, of the Irish countryside and became known as the fairy folk.

The music for this show is influenced by celtic music but also incorporates many atmospheric sonic textures, created live.

Length of show: 50 minutes.
Audience: Suitable for adults and children over 8 years.

Devised, composed and performed by Rachel Miller
Poems and script written by Gwen Woolley