Philosophers, leprechauns, pagan gods and policemen come together in this comic and intricate tale presented by the illustrious international Footsbarn theatre company founded 50 years ago in the centre of France by Paddy and Fredericka Hayter. Adapted from James Stephens’ 1912 novel, The Crock of Gold is a fantastical, deeply symbolic novel that leads us from darkness to light whilst asking some of life’s fundamental questions. For these four performances in CCI’s courtyard, singer-songwriter Glen Hansard, accordionist Breandann O Beagloich and Footsbarn Theatre have joined forces to bring you 90 minutes of music, poetry and humour.
With Glen Hansard, Breanndán O Beaglaoich, Vincent Gracieux, Paddy Hayter, June McGrane, Zoe Hayter, Henri Alexandre, Haris Haka Resic, Tony Wadham, Maire Saaritsa
In conjunction with these peformances, our friend Glen Hansard will give a concert on Saturday night mixing music he composed specially for The Crock of Gold and a selection of the well-known folk tunes that have made his name in Ireland and internationally.
Here is a preview of the show: