Why the Moon Travels

Date 21.11.2020 - 21.11.2020
Time 07:00 PM
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Skein Press, in association with Galway 2020, is delighted to present a very special online event as part of this year’s Misleór festival.

Why The Moon Travels is a haunting collection of 20 tales rooted in the oral tradition of the Irish Traveller community. Brave vixens, prophetic owls and stalwart horses live alongside the human characters as guides, protectors, friends and foes while spirits, giants and fairies blur the lines between this world and the otherworld. Collected by Oein DeBhairduin throughout his childhood, retold in his lyrical style, and beautifully illustrated by Leanne McDonagh, Why The Moon Travels has received rave reviews since its release earlier this year.

Oein and Leanne will be in conversation with Damian La Bas, writer and filmmaker, about the importance of the storytelling tradition in Traveller culture, the process of making art and much more.

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