Seosamh Ó Maolalaí at the Teachers Club in Parnell Square, Dublin, where the Dublin Yarnspinners meet to tell and listen to stories. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

“So that’s the little song I sang for Dolly Parton and the rest, as they say, is pop history.” Seosamh O’Maolalai is telling a story to a rapt (...)