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 Post subject: Irish audiobooks
PostPosted: Thu 11 Feb 2021 11:09 am 
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Good people of Ireland

I'm turning to this forum in hope of getting recommendations on audiobook on irish fairy tales/irish mythology with authentic pronunciation of Irish names/place names.
Blessed be the magical island and all the beings inhabiting it. May your stories live on through you forever.


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 Post subject: Re: Irish audiobooks
PostPosted: Thu 11 Feb 2021 2:21 pm 
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Amanitero wrote:
Good people of Ireland

I'm turning to this forum in hope of getting recommendations on audiobook on irish fairy tales/irish mythology with authentic pronunciation of Irish names/place names.
Blessed be the magical island and all the beings inhabiting it. May your stories live on through you forever.


I don't know of any audio books. But you can get correct pronunciation on these sites.

Forvo
https://forvo.com/languages/ga/
I'd say most names are already there, but if adding names please make sure you have the spelling correct, with accents.

Teanglann
https://www.teanglann.ie/en/fuaim/

Logainm
https://www.logainm.ie/en/
Most of the placenames have pronunciation.

Surnames
https://www.duchas.ie/en/nom

First names (Bad title, as names are not strictly Christian, and also a lot of names pre-date Christianity. But useful all the same.)
http://www.irishidentity.com/names.htm


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 Post subject: Re: Irish audiobooks
PostPosted: Thu 11 Feb 2021 8:21 pm 
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Dia dhuit a chara - of course there are audiobooks in Irish. There's the publisher An tSnáthaid Mhór for example - may I suggest Mac Rí Éireann, Gaiscíoch na Beilte Uaine, Balor and then there's a section on Litríocht of An Béal Beo/Audio Books and I haven't even started to look at the various other Irish language online bookshops such as Siopa Leabhar, CIC - oh and there's
Scéilín ó Bhéilín from Oidhreacht Chorca Dhuibhne, Bab Feiretéar (Coiglímis an Tine) and Peig Sayers (Labharfad Le Cách for example) are both published in audiobooks - Fionn Mac Cumhaill retold by Tadgh Mac Dhonnagáin srl srl...... not to mention what's on YouTube, RTÉ Player ...... ;)


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 Post subject: Re: Irish audiobooks
PostPosted: Fri 12 Feb 2021 10:28 am 
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Ok that's amazing. I'm pleased to see that there's so much material in irish. However I don't speak a word of Irish and what I'm looking for are quality audiobooks on irish fairy tales, in English, read by an Irish person who knows how to authentically pronunce names and place names.
I've been on audible and alot of people there (irish I assume) complain that the narrators struggle with pronouncing names.
I want to hear the stories read by someone how has deep connection with the land and the native language.


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 Post subject: Re: Irish audiobooks
PostPosted: Fri 12 Feb 2021 11:30 am 
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Well there are CDs of Irish storytellers out there if you look - and then there's Eddie Lenihan, Batt and Maura Burns, Eamon Kelly, Neil Horgan, Pat Speight, Tim Evans, Eamonn Keanan, John Mock, Sean O'Laoghaire..... srl srl on Youtube.

CD Traditional Tales of Wonder RTÉ
CD Cúirt an Mheon-Oíche & The Appeal of the Midnight Court RTÉ
CD Mike Burns - Mac an Iascaire (in Québecois, Kerry Irish and English)
CD and book (Barefoot Books) Tales from Old Ireland narrated by Maura O'Connell
Féidlim Tonn Rí 's Castle told by Séamus Ennis (which I think is still available on the net somewhere) .....srl


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 Post subject: Re: Irish audiobooks
PostPosted: Fri 12 Feb 2021 6:51 pm 
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Amanitero wrote:
in English, read by an Irish person who knows how to authentically pronounce names and place names.


A rare combination, I doubt there are many of those audiobooks available. :(


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 Post subject: Re: Irish audiobooks
PostPosted: Fri 12 Feb 2021 11:16 pm 
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Well, how about Nuala Hayes ? - her CD is called The Brewery of Eggshells and Other Stories. (I had the privilege of listening to her at le CCI in Paris last year and she very kindly sent me her CD)
She's a member of The Storytellers of Ireland/Aos Scéal Éireann.
By the way, a Bhríd, do you know another one of their members - Máirín Mhic Lochlann ? She's from Ros a' Mhíl.


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 Post subject: Re: Irish audiobooks
PostPosted: Fri 12 Feb 2021 11:39 pm 
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franc 91 wrote:
Well, how about Nuala Hayes ? - her CD is called The Brewery of Eggshells and Other Stories. (I had the privilege of listening to her at le CCI in Paris last year and she very kindly sent me her CD)
She's a member of The Storytellers of Ireland/Aos Scéal Éireann.
By the way, a Bhríd, do you know another one of their members - Máirín Mhic Lochlann ? She's from Ros a' Mhíl.


Sorry Franc, I didn't mean to give the impression that I was contradicting your list. I know this is your field of expertise.

Yes, I've often met Máirín at events at the local library. None this winter because of the pandemic. She is very knowledgeable about Irish and sean-nós.


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 Post subject: Re: Irish audiobooks
PostPosted: Sat 13 Feb 2021 3:21 pm 
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Here are some more suggestions -

This is a bilingual edition in Irish/English published by Mantra Lingua. It's not an audiobook as such, but there are explanations of how to pronounce the Irish names of the characters in the story at the beginning. It says on the inside cover that there is a CD to go with it, but I've never been able to get it. Mantra Lingua specialise in publishing 'dual language' books, including Irish among other languages, they also sell a 'talking pen' to go with their books, but it's horribly expensive.

Clann Lir/The Children of Lir retold by Dawn Casey, illustrated (beautifully) by Diana Mayo and translated back into Irish (as if they couldn't find an original version of it in Irish !) by Maire (sic) Begley O'Shea - ISBN 978 1 8526 9818 8

This audiobook does have some stories in it, but it's mainly songs (which tell stories, of course) and lilting.
The Otherworld - Music & Song from the Irish Tradition - Edited by Ríonach uí Ógáin & Tom Sherlock and published by Comhairle Bhéaloideas Éireann
ISBN 978 0 9565 6283 8

On SoundCloud, there's Blúiríní Béaloideas (user 5441417)


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 Post subject: Re: Irish audiobooks
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I forgot to mention these two audiobooks - 'Ó Bhéal an Bhab - Cnuas-scéalta Bhab Feiritéar', published by Cló Iar-Chonnacht - ISBN 978 1 9055 6056 1 and 'Níl Deireadh Ráite' by Peig Sayers - 978 1 8484 0767 1. The ISBN number for 'Coiglímis an Tine - Cnuasach Seanchais agus Scéalta Bhab Feiritéar' is 987 0 906096 15 4 and for 'Labharfad Le Cách/I Will Speak To You All', published by New Island it's 978 1 84840 087 0. There's this audiobook - 'Raconte-moi que tu as vu l'Irlande' told by Mike Burns in a strong Québecois accent but as he's a native Irish speaker from Kerry you can rest assured that his pronunciation of the names for people and places in Irish is obviously 'top niveau' - published by Planète rebelle ISBN 978 2 9225 2835 0. (Tri-lingual ? I'll try anything once.....)


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