The result was ‘The Twilight Court’, which is a mock court trial under which superstition itself is on trial to be decided by the audience at the ‘court’ on any given evening. The question being asked is “is there any room in a modern age for superstitions?”
It's an evening of divilment where the weird and wonderful customs of Ireland are both saluted and derided. Listen here to the hour-long show, conveniently broken down by the five themes. Written by John Ward for Headland New Media and first broadcast on Inishowen Community Radio in 2009.
We have remastered the original tapes to offer a fuller sounding series of recordings from the performance back in 2009. It has been broken down according to themes.
If you enjoyed the many superstitions and customs referenced in this play, you might enjoy our parent site's guide to the lore of the seasons in Ireland, looking at the cross-quarter days of Imbolc, Bealtaine, Lughnasa and Samhain. Each playlist goes into detail on the many superstitions that have evolved from these special days.
There are scores of stories from Ireland as well as four Spotify playlists to salute the various seasons in the for of the best songs for Spring, Summer, Autumn and Winter. If you enjoy what you hear, all we ask is that you share the page on your social media.