THANKS TO THE IRISH FOR INVENTING HALLOWEEN!
Choral Reading Scripts
Halloween is linked to the Celtic festival of Samhain (sow-un), which comes from the Old Irish for "summer's end". It was held on or about October 31. In North America today, the holiday is celebrated much like it is celebrated in Ireland. This script talks about some of the old Irish games and customs we have adapted for our own use, and features a repetitive chorus that thanks the Irish for "inventing Halloween"!
FORMATTING: This Choral Reading/Speaking script has been formatted for 10 SOLO READERS and ALL. If this arrangement does not work for your particular group, please feel free to assign lines as you wish.
An unformatted version of the piece can be found at the end of the original script version so that a director may re-format the piece to suit any situation.
ON A MUSICAL NOTE: This is an oral reading/speaking script. However, all of the verses can be sung to the tune of "Too-ra-lo-ra-lo-ra (That's an Irish Lullaby)". All the choruses can be sung to the tune of "McNamara's Band". So, the entire script can be sung, or special parts of the script can be sung, if desired.
PERFORMANCE LENGTH: 4- 5 minutes, depending on tempo chosen and including entrance and exit.