Song of Lilith: a weekend telling with Shonaleigh

13th-15th May 2022 in Mynydd Llandegai at the Neuadd Goffa/Memorial Hall, Gwynedd LL57 4LQ.

NOTE – tickets for the whole weekend are now sold out – but we are able to fit a few extra people in for the Saturday night only! Scroll down for the booking link.

You are invited to a unique, immersive weekend of storytelling for adults with Shonaleigh, the world-renowned tradition bearer and storyteller.

This is a rare chance to hear these ancient tales in the light and on the tongue, stories untold for two generations and barely spoken of for decades.

The Song of Lilith belongs to the Cycle of Hillel, which is the first of twelve epic, latticed, interlinked cycles of stories passed down through generations of Jewish women.

Lilith has always fascinated us. Is she a demoness or goddess? A wronged woman or strong wife?

The Song of Lilith reveals much about her true nature. Lilith has been dancing and crying on the shore from the beginning of time, calling to all women. In this tale we hear how three women joined her dance… and went on to change the world.

Shonaleigh is a Druts’yla, and carries on a living unbroken oral tradition passed down from grandmother to granddaughter. She knows around 4,000 tales that she can recall on request, using the lost art of ‘stories within stories’.

This telling of the Song of Lilith will be recorded as part of the Last Drut’syla Project to create an archive of this tradition’s stories.

This is an unmissable opportunity for anyone interested in stories or in oral and lost cultures to come and help document and archive this tradition through listening, requesting stories, and asking questions. There will only be 20 places, so booking is essential.

The weekend will start at 7.30pm on Friday evening (arrive from 6pm for a bite to eat first). Saturday’s session will run from approximately 10am – 9.30pm. Sunday will run from approximately 10am – 2pm. It will take place within a relaxed atmosphere with plenty of cushions and sofas, and cups of tea.

Places for the whole weekend are strictly limited to 20 people, but we are opening up the Saturday night for a few more people to attend that section only as a standalone performance.

Suitable for adults and 16+ only.

There is a charge of £100 to attend, to cover the cost of the room, basic lunches and dinners, and a fee for Shonaleigh.

The weekend is now full but we’re operating a waitlist in case of cancellations. Email to join the waitlist.

We are however able to fit a few extra people for the Saturday night only, tickets £12. Book a Saturday night ticket here:


How to find it?

This event takes place at the Neuadd Goffa (Memorial Hall) in Mynydd Llandegai, near to Bangor in Gwynedd, North Wales.

Navigate to postcode LL57 4LQ, or here’s a link to googlemaps:

Is there parking?

Yes, there is a small carpark opposite the hall, and it’s also fine to park along the street.

What are the timings (for the Saturday night)?

Doors open 7pm for a 7.30pm start. We’ll end around 9.30/10pm.


What are the timings (for the whole weekend)?

On Friday, arrive around 6pm for a bite to eat before stories at 7.30pm. We’ll end around 9.30/10pm.

On Saturday, arrive for 10am, we’ll have stories in the morning, lunch will be at 1pm, there’ll be a couple of hours break in the afternoon to take an optional stroll, then we’ll have dinner at 6pm, stories at 7.30pm and finish around 9.30/10pm.

On Sunday, arrive for 10am, we’ll have stories in the morning, lunch will be at 1pm, and then the weekend will end after lunch.

Do I need to bring anything?

No! Just bring your good ears and hearts to listen. 

If you’d rather not sit in a village hall chair, feel free to bring your own chair. 

You could optionally bring some snacks, cakes, or biscuits to share (ideally gluten-free, dairy-free and pineapple free).

(Can you cater for people who have food allergies/are vegan/other dietary requirements?

Please let us know as soon as you have booked if you have any allergies or dietary requirements. 

Note that food is prepared in the (small) hall kitchen, so while we will make all attempts to avoid cross-contamination, we cannot guarantee this 100%.

What is included in the ticket price (full weekend)?

All the storytelling, dinner on Friday, lunch and dinner on Saturday, lunch on Sunday.

What is not included in the ticket price?

Accommodation is not included. You will need to sort out somewhere to stay separately.

Any tips on finding accommodation?

The nearest Travelodge is 11 mins away on the outskirts of Bangor.

Or Meg’s static caravan in Rhiwlas is currently free (via AirBNB)

There are many other places listed on AirBnB too.

Camping options:

Any other questions?

Give Claire a call on +44 (0) 7970 409 724 or email