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Tim Evans was born in 1979 in County Kerry, and grew up in the parish of Keel on the Dingle peninsula. He first found interest in storytelling while listening with his mother and father to Éamon Kelly, Ireland's greatest storyteller, on the radio. Kelly's stories evoke rural Irish life in ways that are both amusing and touching. The details of language and specifics of location mark these as definitively part of Irish history.
Tim began telling these stories at his local pub near Inch beach. He soon took part in "Scor na Nog", the national folklore competitions of Ireland, and won the county final in 1997. That same year he left Kerry and moved to Limerick where he has become well-known for his performances at The Belltable Theatre, The White House (a pub hosting the Limerick Poetry Revival), the former Hanratty's Hotel, and Limerick's Gallery of Art. His readings have delighted both young and old, native Irish and visitors alike.
In 2002, Tim Evans continued developing his skills through participation in festivals in England (Festival at the Edge) and Ireland (International Storytelling Festival in Cork). He was then invited to radio sessions for Cork "County Sound" 103 FM (2 Nov 2004) and Kerry Radio (25 July 2004). He has read at Ross Castle and other picturesque locations that suit his distinctive dress and theatrical manner. More recently Tim has appeared on television and on stage. His acting career is taking off, with a recent appearance in The Field (Belltable Theatre, 2012) getting capacity audiences.
Éamon Kelly remains Tim's major influence but he now also includes his own stories in his repertoire. These he chooses according to the atmosphere of a location and the mood of the audience. The great charm of his performance lies in the combination of the ancient tradition of storytelling and his irresistible youthful energy.
Tim on the television:
Curriculum Vitae now available.