The Emerald Isle is haunted with more ghosts than one would care to meet in an eerie evening of mysterious tales. Puka’s, banshees, and a big black dog haunt this program of scary stories. Storyteller Brian “Fox” Ellis immerses the audience in the rich lore of his Celtic ancestors. Blending folksongs and traditional poetry with myth and history, Brian draws the audience into a world where fairies dwell, where magic seems just beyond reach and dreams really do come true!
Brian “Fox” Ellis has been traveling the world for 40 years collecting and telling stories. He has performed in Ireland and taken master classes with traditional Celtic storytellers. He has written a book on the role of the Irish in building America’s canals, written musical theater about his Scots/Irish ancestors and was a featured speaker at an academic conference on Irish Immigration in the Midwest. Fox is the author of 30 books, and has hosted two television series.
2023 Global Gathering Ireland is funded by the Bettendorf Public Library Foundation and supported by our Title Sponsor: Northwest Bank & Trust and Presenting Sponsor: Iowa American Water Company.