Deirdre of the Sorrows

It is reckoned that the roots of this legend go back to the Iron Age, and it’s quite possible that a true story lies at its heart. Deirdre was a beautiful young Irish girl glimpsed by the high king. He has her imprisoned so that one day she may be his. But Naoise (pronounced almost ny-sha) spies her himself, falls in love with her, and whisks her away to the west coast of Scotland where they live together in happiness and safety. Messengers come from Ireland to tell them all is well, that they can return home without fear. Of course it’s a cruel trick and they are killed. Kenneth has attempted to re-create the timelessness of this epic love story shared by Ireland and Scotland.