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Yarns & Stories - Launch of Tullycarnet Yarnspinners 2019/20 Programme

Libraries NI is pleased to announce the new season of the 2019/20 programme of the Tullycarnet Yarnspinners was recently launched in Tullycarnet Library. 

During the launch evening, a large audience gathered to enjoy stories from international storyteller Peter Chand, Libraries NI Storyteller in Residence, Liz Weir MBE and emerging storytellers from the audience during the open mic segment of the evening.


 Photo: Armstrong Trust founder Roger Armstrong, guest storyteller Peter Chand, Liz Weir MBE (Libraries NI Storyteller in Residence) and Paul Gamble, Department for Communities Head of Museums and Libraries at the launch of the 29th season of Tullycarnet Yarnspinners.​


Tullycarnet Yarnspinners, now in its 29th season is supported by the Armstrong Storytelling Trust, a charity set up in memory of Peg & Jim Armstrong who founded the sessions in 1991. 

This upcoming 2019/20 programme promises to deliver a diverse and eclectic mix of storytellers from the USA, India, Iceland, Turkey, Ireland, England and Scotland delivering engaging traditional, humorous, dark and spellbinding tales about hidden people, trolls, local legends and Giants. Popular favourites will also make a welcome return to Tullycarnet Library as featured storytellers. 

Libraries NI Storyteller in Residence, Liz Weir MBE said: 

“Tullycarnet Yarnspinner evenings give our audiences the chance to listen to professional storytellers from all around the globe and yet also affords an opportunity to local storytellers to share the stage and hone their craft. It’s a very welcoming atmosphere and I would encourage anyone who is interested to come along and enjoy a yarn.” 

Tullycarnet Yarnspinners meet once a month in Tullycarnet Library at 8:00pm and admission is £4 per session.

Tullycarnet Yarnspinners 2019/20 programme:



Thursday 17 October 2019   ​​

Marilyn McPhie​​ ​

Thursday 21 November 2019    ​​

Hjörleifur Stefánsson​​

Thursday 19 December 2019​     ​

Festive Tales​​ 

Thursday 16 January 2020​​

Senem Donatan Mohan​​

Thursday 20 February 2020​​

Colum Sands​​

Thursday 19 March 2020​​

Clare Muireann Murphy​​

Thursday 16 April 2020   ​​

​Helena Byrne​

Thursday 21 May 2020​​

​Dougie Mackay​​


Booking is advisable by calling into Tullycarnet Library during opening hours, telephoning 02890 485079 or emailing