You may be familiar with Aindrias de Staic, having appeared in this seasons “Hardy Bucks”, presented “An Jig Gig”, “Bualadh Busk” and “Busker Abu” (TG 4) and according to The Irish times, he and his band “had steam coming off bald men’s heads” at Electric Picnic!!
After discovering and embracing sobriety a decade ago, Aindrias de Staic has become a captivating TV presenter, comic artist, actor, musician, and a modern-day raconteur. As a performer, Aindrias cannot be pigeonholed. He is his own unique and authentic brand of Irish entertainment. Whether life imitates art or otherwise, there is no doubt that both the life and the art of Aindrias de Staic are enthralling.
Overcoming adversity has created an energy within him, which in turn, has generated inspiration and imagination amounting to hilarious and touching one-man shows, “Around the World on 80 Quid”, “The Year I got Younger” and “The Man from Moogaga”. On one level these shows document a young mans worldly travels, similar to many. Yet on another level they detail the journey of a nomadic Irish fiddler through drink, drugs and near-death experiences.
To sum up de Staic in a one sentence is not possible: he is as addictive and daring as the past he’s fleeing, with an energy that takes audiences on an evocative voyage to places they never knew they needed or wanted to go.
The quickest way to harness a bit of mystery and magic, creativity and craic, is to spend an hour with Aindrias de Staic.