About Jack Lynch

STORYTELLER

STORYTELLER
Dublin-born Jack Lynch is a storyteller who has represented the Irish oral tradition at home and abroad. Oral Storytelling is an intimate and interactive art and the listener is an essential part of the storytelling process. Weaving words, sharing stories and igniting imagination wherever he goes, he is steeped in the Irish oral storytelling tradition. Jack writes, devises and collaborates with world-renowned artists. He performs at storytelling and arts festivals all over the world – throughout Ireland, Britain, Europe, The Middle East, The West Indies, Canada and North America. 

COLLABORATIONS
Jack tours and performs regularly with the famed Irish Traditional singer and collector, Len Graham. In September / October 2012, Jack and Len teamed up with the renowned poet Theo Dorgan to tour Ireland as ‘Rhyme, Rant & Rann’ (with the support of The Arts Council / An Chomhairle Ealaíon). 

Jack presents ‘The Headless Horseman & Other Stories’ with German storyteller, Suse Weisse. This is a show in German and English of T. Crofton Croker’s Fairy Legends of the South of Ireland, which were translated into German as Irische Marchen by the Grimm Bothers within a year of it first being published in English (1825). The performance was first presented at the Grimms Library in Berlin in winter 2012.

WRITER
In 1998 Jack wrote the original script for the Dublin Ghost Bus Tour. Jack has written many pieces relating to storytelling, some presented at seminars in Wales and Jordan. He also edits Storyteller  – The Newsletter of Storytellers of Ireland. Some of his articles can be viewed on his BLOG

 

Rhyme, Rant & Rann - a Mischievous Travelling Trio. Singer Len Graham, storyteller Jack Lynch and poet Theo Dorgan, October 2012

Performing at The Cobblestone, Smithfield, Dublin