A key part of our Dragons in the Hills, National Lottery Heritage Funded project is to use the creative arts, and storytelling to bind the world of myth and legend with the natural world, allowing our little dragons to take us on a journey of wonder and magic, to help us to understand and cherish this mysterious ancient landscape. As well as its fabulous musical heritage, South Armagh is steeped in storytelling - rooted in ancient times when the first peoples lived in this part of Northern Ireland, and continuing to the present day.
Introduced by our Dragons in the Hills Officer, Josh Twining, in the second of our Music and Myths by the Fireside, we hear some wonderful tales part history and part myth, about Slieve Gullion from local author and story teller Marie Murphy, who is literally our lady of the mountain (image drawn by Mabel Cheung Harris).
To listen to the recording on YouTube download here
And to find out more about the history of South Armagh, you can obtain Marie's book 'On the Border: A Novel of South Armagh 1921-22' from a well known distributor
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