Oisin and Tir Na Nog
Colin Urwin is a singer, songwriter storyteller, workshop facilitator and recording artist. Hailing from the Glens of Antrim in the northeast of Ireland, he has been mainly influenced by traditional Irish and Scottish music. He has been playing and singing folk songs for over four decades and for the last twenty years he has been the caller and singer in ‘Haste to the Wedding’ ceilidh band, who are always in great demand at functions all over Ireland.
In recent years Colin has been working closely with the world-renowned storyteller Liz Weir MBE on a variety of exciting live, virtual and recording projects. He also performs solo and with other musicians and storytellers regularly at local storytelling venues, schools, community groups, private functions and international storytelling festivals as far apart as Edinburgh, Texas and Marrakech.
Colin has also performed and recorded for events hosted by The Causeway Coast and Glens Heritage Group, Library NI events in conjunction with the Armstrong Storytelling Trust, National Storytelling Network (US), Artists Standing Strong Together (US), North East Story Telling conference (US) and the World Storytelling Cafe.
Through the Armstrong Storytelling Trust and Libraries NI, Colin also works regularly with Dementia NI and special needs Groups. He describes this as among the most satisfying and rewarding work he does.
Colin serves on the committee for Storytellers of Ireland and is Storyteller in Residence for The Waterways Community; a charitable social enterprise creating opportunities for people, schools, businesses and organisations in Northern Ireland.