Celtic Folk and Fairy Tales

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(3.9 stars; 223 reviews)

A collection of folk and fairy tales from the Emerald Isle. There is an earlier version of this book - Celtic Fairy Tales, but this recording was done from a different book in Project Gutenberg. Same book, new readers! (Summary by Ann Boulais) (5 hr 57 min)


Preface 9:25 Read by Kristin G.
Connla and the Fairy Maiden 5:41 Read by Kristin G.
Guleesh 29:31 Read by humanode
The Field of Boliauns 6:44 Read by Petra
The Horned Women 5:30 Read by Debra
Conall Yellowclaw 21:02 Read by humanode
Hudden and Dudden and Donald O'Neary 12:31 Read by Debra
The Shepherd of Myddvai 5:42 Read by klbonds
The Sprightly Tailor 5:01 Read by Charlotte Duckett
The Story of Deidre 27:36 Read by DublinGothic
Munachar and Manachar 7:18 Read by Debra
Gold-Tree and Silver-Tree 8:01 Read by SopranoHarmony
King O'Toole and His Goose 6:51 Read by MissRose
The Wooing of Olwen 22:16 Read by rachaelg
Jack and His Comrades 17:21 Read by MJ Franck
The Shee an Gannon and The Gruagach Gaire 13:26 Read by Debra
The Story-Teller at Fault 18:19 Read by Debra
The Sea Maiden 20:56 Read by SopranoHarmony
The Legend of Knockmany 17:44 Read by Debra
Fair, Brown and Trembling 17:35 Read by Debra
Jack and His Master 17:40 Read by sid
Beth Gellert 2:40 Read by Kevin Holmes
The Tale of Ivan 7:27 Read by Rapunzelina
Andrew Coffey 7:53 Read by Rapunzelina
The Battle of the Birds 25:14 Read by Rapunzelina
Brewery of Eggshells 3:32 Read by Snaefaxi
The Lad with the Goat-Skin 14:48 Read by Debra


the book is great. the person reading the book however.terrible

(5 stars)

OMG I had this very book as a child!!!! it was my absolute favorite story book until my mother lost it!!! I am so glad to have found it back... even in a different form Lol

Fairly Good

(4 stars)

The tales were quite good, but not so for some of the readers. it's worth a listen though.

a good little book

(4 stars)

over all the same narrator was very good. very amusing tales well told

Fairy Tales tell deeper truths

(4 stars)

We are barraged with fairytales from every quarter these days. It is refreshing and comforting to access the traditional sources of the stories that informed our cultural heritage. This collection takes us on a journey from the whimsical to the horrifying and on to redemption and wisdom. Most of the readers are lyrical and soothing, a couple are neither, but overall this is a beautiful collection.

Noticed similarities

(5 stars)

I enjoyed listening to these folk tales. I'm obsessed with fairy and folk tales, and like to find how different countries' tales are similar to one another. I even heard tales I haven't heard since I was a little girl. I loved listening to these classic and wonderful tales.


(5 stars)

Very nice stories. some of these should be reread though. There is some kind of error with Guleeesh and the tales of O'Toole and Olwen are really hard to follow, in part due to the recording.

wonderful voices

(4 stars)

Great voices, wonderful tone and quality. Stories are authentic but some a bit strange to my American twenty-first century ear. If you like folklore, you’ll love this. Some new. Some familiar.

very good and novel to me

(4 stars)

Never heard Irish folk tales before, and this was a great introduction. Only problem is that the main reader reads at a somewhat low volume.