The Children of Lir
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 When they were superseded by Christianity,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
for adults and children over 8 years.
composed and performed by Rachel Miller
Poems and script written by Gwen Woolley