Colin Urwin is a professional folk singer, songwriter and storyteller from the Glens of Antrim in the northeast of Ireland. Mainly influenced by traditional Irish and Scottish music, he has been playing and singing folk songs for over four decades. 

In recent years Colin has been working closely with world renowned storyteller Liz Weir MBE on a variety of exciting live, virtual and recording projects. Colin is regularly invited to sing and tell at local storytelling venues, schools and community groups and has also performed at the Glens Storytelling Festival. 

As well as his self-penned stories drawn from local legend and folklore, and mainly set in his beloved Glens of Antrim, he also tells many traditional Irish and Scottish folk tales. Described as ‘..keeping alive the old tradition of the Seanchaí’, Colin has a unique repertoire of songs, stories and recitations.

Through the Armstrong Storytelling Trust and Libraries NI, Colin also works regularly with Dementia NI Groups. He describes this as among the most satisfying and rewarding work he does. In March of this year he released his first album of songs, ‘A Kind of Love Song’. (For more information go to


Colin Urwin tells stories for children

Start time: April 7, 2023 6:00 pm GMT