Baya Salmon-Hawk works as a storyteller all over Wexford bringing venues to life with her voice. From The Hook Lighthouse to the walls of Wexford Town, adults and children are entertained and sometimes startled by her tales.
Baya comes from a long line of Occitan Contairitz. When she was a little girl, her mother, grandmother and great-grandmother told her the stories of their Italian and Provencal ancestors, of the ancient Greeks, the proud Romans and her favourite, the passionate Celts. She has continued to carry on with the family tradition.
She travels to national parks, famous houses, bars and restaurants to tell the stories of the Normans and Celtic ancestors, their struggles and their victories.
She has also helped venues to re-create the old Celtic festivals of Imbolc, Bealtaine, Lughanasa and Samhain. She tells stories for families and neighbours, visitors and friends who gather to celebrate the passing of the year and live in rhythm with the seasons.