(/kræk/ krak) — n
news, gossip, fun, entertainment, and enjoyable conversation, particularly prominent in Ireland.
Of all the 21st-century scops who frequent the storytelling nights at Riley’s Pour House, perhaps the the greatest practitioner of craic is Richard “Shag” Shaughnessy.
Delivered in a folksy, conversational style, Shag’s stories brim with local flavor and history . . . and they always end with a terrific payoff.
The story he shared at last month’s All-Star Night is a fine example of the kind of storytelling he brings to Riley’s, so today we continue our highlights from 2014 with a slice of humor from Richard “Shag” Shaughnessy.
Our next Story Night will be on January 27, when the theme will be Resolutions. It should be a craicing good time.
– Shag at Storytelling Night, May 2014 – Photo by Karen Yun-Lutz.
– Owen Kilbane with All-Star Trophy, December 2014 – Photo by The 21st-Century Scop.
– Shag at All-Star Storytelling Night, December 2014 – Photo by The 21st-Century Scop.