Storyteller Maggi Peirce delivers a delightful collection of Irish jokes, folktales, and childhood stories from Belfast, Ireland. Peirce, who was born and raised in Belfast and came to the States in 1964, gives a spirited and engaging performance that will have you looking for leprechauns - when you aren't laughing fit to split. Included are "Bali Slot Guthery," "Finn McCool," "The Bishop and the Wee Codger," "The Wise Washer Women of Mongret," "Redmond O'Hanlon," "Strength in Unity," "A Friend of My Father's," and "The Large Stuffed Rabbit."
Maggi Peirce writes, "In everybody's mind there are memories that cannot be erased. In my last semester at Southeastern Massachusetts University, Dr. Norman Rehg asked that we write a story weekly. The entire class groaned. 'Now, now, don't fuss,' he said. 'All I want is an anecdote.' The word anecdote made all the difference, and I...haven't looked back since." These autobiographical stories sketch the world Maggi inhabited in her Belfast childhood in the 1930s and 1940s. That world is gone, but the feelings and experiences speak a universal language that resonates even today. The collection includes "A Friend of My Father's," "The Lucky Package," "The Most Beautiful Doll in the World," "John Knox," "Mine Hut Er Hat Drei Ecken," "The Haunted House," and "The Awakening."