Aindrias de Staic
Star of stage and screen, Aindrias de Staic has enjoyed success in film, music and theatre. Described in the media as “a captivating yarn-spinner” de Staic is also an accomplished musician and actor.
Born in Galway, Ireland, his rich and rare style of fiddle playing is as unique to the west of Ireland as his storytelling, antics and humor.
Aindrias is celebrated internationally for his one man theatre show Around the World on 80 Quid which won Best Solo Show at the New Zealand Fringe and rave reviews throughout Australia.
Aindrias also received the nomination for Most Outstanding Performer for Around the World on 80 Quid at the Dunedin Fringe Festival 2008.
The Year I Got Younger was initially created by de Staic as a spoken word novel. It is loosely based on Aindrias’s own experiences during the one-year working holiday visa in Australia. This story was later fashioned into a one-man theatre show, which was nominated for the Malcolm Hardee Award at Edinburgh Fringe in 2008, winning rave reviews. This award recognises comic originality in performance, and is named in honour of the late Malcolm Hardee, godfather of alternative comedy. Later, a performance documentary inspired by The Year I Got Younger theatre show screened internationally. With new music composed by Aindrias, who also produced the film, it received Best Irish Short Documentary at the Galway Film Fleadh and Best Documentary at Open Channel’s Love Your Work event in Melbourne.
Other Theatre shows from Aindrias include The Summer I Did the Leaving, which garnered the Three Weeks Editors Award at Edinburgh in 2009.
Roles in Film and TV range from guest appearances in Ras na Rún (TG4),) and Ireland’s top rating drama series The Clinic (RTE), to Australia’s own Neighbours.
A diverse array of feature film characters played by de Staic includes ‘Simon, the Gypsy Fiddler’ in Further We Search by Darias Devas, as well as roles in Magma Films’ Green Freedom (1998), and Summer of My Flying Saucer (2007).
In 2006, Aindrias won the Best Actor award at the Geelong Film Festival for Malarkey. Malarkey went on to receive the Best Short Documentary at the Galway Film Fleadh 2008.
Aindrias recently played the lead role in A Moment of Grace, which won the Bright Spark Award at Trop Fest 2010.
In 2007 Aindrias was the recipient of the prestigious Galway Music Award
“Aindrias De Staic’s unique brand of storytelling and music has proved a huge hit.”
The Mayo News
“A wild-eyed shock of Celtic unpredictability, the man’s got talent and humour in abundance.”
Malcolm Jack The Scotsman
Kate Herbert , Herald Sun, Melbourne
Celtica is a three day music and events Festival, celebrating the diverse culture of the Celts. With activities to suit all ages, and plenty of free parking available, Celtica is situated in the Heritage heart of the Port Adelaide Waterside, Mundy St.
Performance times for Aindrias de Staic
Dec 3rd 8pm, Grand Opening Concert, Waterside Workers Hall, Nile St., Port Adelaide. With Spiral Dance & Claymore
Dec 4th 1.15pm, Clan Room, Festival Site, Port Adelaide
Dec 5th 1-3pm, Dockside Tavern, Port Adelaide