Lally believes that storytelling has the power to heal and he has seen this at first hand in his ongoing work for Readathon. He is based in the Royal Victoria Hospital for Sick Children, Belfast as their resident storyteller and he brings the magic of stories not just to the patients, but to their families.
He also works with a special needs group on an ongoing basis and has witnessed their confidence grow before him.
Storytelling is an integral part of Irish culture and has the power to build relations across borders. He has worked on various projects that help build cross community relationships, working with diverse groups of adults and children from both communities in Northern Ireland.
PERFORMING FROM 11AM -12NOON
'The sound of Farriers is one of an amalgamation of Irish traditional and American folk music. There's clear chemistry between Rachel Coulter and Stephen Macartney and a great appreciation of harmonies. 'The Last Long Evening' featured one of those irritatingly simple melodies that are just impossible to get out of your head, while the soft and tender vocals of Rachel and Stephen at the end create this warm and rich sound. A thumbs up for sure.'' Patrick Kane - Across The Line BBC