Fair and Furious: Women of the Táin
You’re the first to hear!
24-25 February 2017 at the Celtic Club
Some academics have declared the Táin misogynistic in its treatment of female characters, but having spent time with them, as a storyteller, I can’t agree – unless my only measure of these women and goddesses is to characterise them through a narrow modern idea of how wives and mothers should behave. To me, they are potent, sensual, complex and vivid. They make powerful decisions about their own destinies and actively seek retribution for the injustices done to them. It is only those who do not accept this that are doomed to suffer.
Niki na Meadhra, Storyteller.
Through her energetic, physical, evocative telling of the tales of Medb, Macha, Derdriu, the Morrígan and others, Niki invites her audience to consider their own response the women of the Táin.