Peig Sayers, a renowned Irish seanachai (storyteller), was born in County Kerry in 1873. She inherited her storytelling gift from her father and had a remarkable command of spoken Kerry Irish. After working in domestic service and facing disappointment in her emigration plans, she lived her life in Kerry. Eamon Grennan adapted her story from Bryan MacMahon’s translation of Peig: A Scéal Féin into a “play for voices,” aiming to capture Peig’s courageous, sad, humorous, and compassionate voices. The play highlights her keen observation and extraordinary storytelling abilities.
Performed by Tegolin Knowland and Sean Coyne