There are Fairies in the Gutter

Poster for 'There are Fairies in the Gutter'There are Fairies in the Gutter is a collection of real life stories about the sort of unsung heroes and beautifully flawed eccentrics one might find bumbling around the grit and grime of urban decay. The piece developed out of a series of storytelling workshops Ursula ran back in 2008 for a group of dis-affected teenagers and quickly put her on the map as a world class teller of comedic personal tales. ‘Fairies’ literally stormed both Festival at the Edge in 2012 and Cape Clear International Storytelling Festival in 2013.

Each tale is peculiarly bright in essence; moving, poignant and in places hilarious! They invite listeners young and old to recall their own childhood “furries” and remind us that these dear folk can always be accessed through imagination and memory…. The collection, which features Ursula’s own songs as well as her stories, is now available on CD.

  • Age Range: Adults and Children 10 +
  • Audience Capacity: 10 to 100 +
  • Duration: A Moveable Feast
  • Venue Requirements: Audience seating, a sound proof room & a PA for audiences of over 60


Ursula Holden Gill in 2009

I have been going to Festival at the Edge for a good few years now and I can honestly say that it was the first time I have seen a standing ovation. You truly deserved it. I came away feeling all blessed. (Chris Wise, Audience Member at Festival at the Edge, July 2012)