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The Emigrant Woman’s Tale

The Chamber, Palace Demesne

Told through poetry and song, The Emigrant Woman’s Tale tells the story of Csilla Toldy’s growing up and escape from Communist Hungary to eventually living in Northern Ireland – juxtaposed with Fil Campbell’s story of growing up on the Irish border and staying in Northern Ireland throughout the conflict. 

They come from opposite ends of Europe and when their paths crossed many common themes emerged.

Fil Campbell and Csilla Toldy draw on memories of Belleek and Budapest to weave a striking tapestry of song, poetry and spoken word.  They take their audience on a journey that crosses borders on maps and in minds in search of that elusive place that we call home. An inspirational performance that is sometimes humorous, often moving and always thought provoking….highly recommended.” Colum Sands, BBC Radio Ulster

“These are captivating stories beautifully woven in poetry and song.  An hour not to be missed”
Fiddlers Green Festival, Rostrevor


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