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Episode 16 - Tuan the Immortal

12th September 2008, 47m 24s, 43.4Mb

Today we hear the tale of Tuan and Saint Finnian, one of the best shape-changing myths in the Celtic mythos. Set in historical times, we look back through history with the meeting of Tuan the Immortal. This episode is slightly longer than normal at 47 minutes - sorry, we just didn't want to break this story :)

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Tuan the Immortal

Names Used within the Tale (in order of occurrence)

For more information about the Characters below, see our Biographies section.

Lough Foyle Magh Bhille Finnian
Collum Cille Tuan Cairill
Muredach Red-neck Ulaid Leinster
Starn Sera Partholon
Erin Noah Nemed
Agnoman Semion Stariath
Domnann Fir Bolg Gaeleoin
Beothach Iarbonel Tuatha De Danann
Padraig Alban  


Saint Columba

Saint Finnian

St Columba (Collum Cille)
Saint Finnian


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Special Thanks


For incidental music:

Diane Arkenstone The Secret Garden. See the Contributor page for details.

Kim Robertson, Angels in Disguise, All or None . See the Contributor page for details.

Jigger Time Ticks Away. See the Contributor page for details.

Victor Stella After the War, Podsafe Audio . See the Contributor page for details.

For our Theme music:

The Skylark and Haghole, Culann's Hounds, http://www.sfhounds.com



Irish Fairy Tales
The Story Or Ireland
The Story of Tuan mac Carill
The History of Ireland , Geoffey Keating
Clan Donald Heritage
Mysterious World: Ireland
The Epics of Celtic Ireland , Jean Markale
The Story of Tuan mac Caroll
The Celtic Encyclopedia , Harry Mountain

And, of course, the Awen - inspiration and imagination!



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