“A master storyteller, who weaves a magic spell around her audience”

-The Irish Times

“The audience of adults and children was enraptured!”

-The Amsterdam Recorder

“Wonderful stories, perfect storytelling!”

-School Library Journal

“The talent is outstanding!”

-School Media Specialist, Kingsborough, NY

"Bairbre graced our school with four days of wonder and delight, demonstrating the power and magic of story."

-Nancy Palmateer

Banford Elementary School Librarian

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"With her singsong brogue and her radiant demeanor, she is a storyteller you would love to invite into your home, seat her alongside your hearth and beg her to spin an endless stream of fanciful Celtic tales"

-Wendy Liberatore

Schenectady Gazette

Music Performed by Maura McNamara

Presented as a gift for President Barack Obama’s daughters by Irish Prime Minister Brian Cowen on St. Patrick’s Day, 2009.

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Bairbre is a seanchaí (storyteller) and author from County Clare on Ireland’s west coast. She is noted for her knowledge of Irish mythology, folklore and language, and she enjoys collaborations with other artists. Bairbre is the founder of the children’s program at Catskills Irish Arts Week, in East Durham NY, the largest summer school in North America devoted to the Irish Traditional Arts, and she is also a NYS certified teacher of English, French and Gifted students.

Bairbre’s books and CDs include: Favourite Irish Legends (dual–language book and CD), 1997, Irish Leprechaun Stories, 1998, The Adventures of Cúchulainn, 2000, The Keeper of the Crock of Gold, 2008.  She has produced the CD Introduction to the Irish Language: Easy Irish Lessons for Beginners.



Feb. 13th & 14th

Bairbre is happy to present 2 family programs at this year’s Dance Flurry at the City Center in Saratoga Springs on Saturday, Feb. 13th & Sunday, Feb. 14th.

This is the 29th year of The Flurry, the Best Winter Weekend Ever For Dancers & Music Lovers Of All Ages

Bairbre’s performances will take place in the Travers Room at the Saratoga Hilton on North Broadway, beside the City Center.

Magical Irish Stories

When: Sat 01:12 PM - Sat 02:12 PM

Where: Hilton Travers

Journey Through The Stories Of Ireland

When: Sun 12:30 PM - Sun 01:30 PM

Where: Hilton Travers

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March 6th

Hope you can join us on Sunday, March 6th at 3 pm, for

A Musical Journey through the Stories of Ireland, a family program that invites audience participation in story, song and dance.

Bairbre will be joined by multi-instrumentalist, Frank Orsini, for this afternoon of Irish entertainment.

North Chatham Free Library

4287 Route 203 

North Chatham, New York 12132-0907