Kate Corkery comes from Co. Cork and will lead the new 'Storytelling for Beginners and Improvers' course being introduced to the Adult Education Programme in September 2008. She is an Irish Storyteller with a background in language - teaching and performance. Before settling in the UK, Kate worked in France, Spain, Switzerland and Kenya, East Africa.
In 1988 Kate became a member of the multicultural Storytelling Company Common Lore. It was then her life as a professional storyteller began, drawing together a love of language,teaching and performing.
Over the years Kate has nurtured a varied repetoire of folktales, myths and legends drawn mainly from her native Irish tradition which she shares in 'FADO FADO' a programme for children. She also draws from her travels in a rich collection of 'TALES FROM HERE THERE AND EVERYWHERE'.
Kate is also member of Aos sceal na h'Eireann (Storytellers of Ireland) and has played a part in many of Ireland's international festivals. She is proud to have been featured in "Everlasting Voices"a CD selection of the best of contemporary Irish Storytellers.