Book Review: Dark Tales from the Woods

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Folktales that nurture and sustain our collective memory. The telling of Parramisha – stories by Romani families held the Rom Ratt/blood together either as historical events or as everyday warnings about surviving against Romantic fantasy or negative stereotypes. This tradition of storytelling also has kept the Romanes language alive and from completely dying out, as most stories would have Romani …

Thomas McCarthy, Singer & Storyteller

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The Romani Cultural and Arts Company 14th profile will be of Thomas McCarthy Thomas McCarthy was born in the town of Birr, County Offaly, in the Irish midlands into a well respected Irish Traveller family. His grandfather was known as a “seanachie” which is an Irish term for someone with a profound orally derived knowledge of the history and families of …