seannachie

seannachie

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seannachy

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sennachie

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shanachie

n
Scot and Irish a Gaelic storyteller in the Scottish Highlands or in Ireland
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Here people gathered to sing the old songs and hear the seannachie, the storyteller, embroidering the legends of momentous events and of those who had passed this way before.
The seannachie thrilled his audience with elaborate creation myths and stories of heroic victories achieved with the aid of magical weapons.
Yeats heard a Sligo seannachie telling of a fear dearg who tricked famished travelers into cooking a corpse on a spit.