Fairy and Folk Tales of the Irish Peasantry

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(4 stars; 17 reviews)

This is a collection of Fairy and Folk tales. The poet William Butler Yeats collected them from around the Western part of Ireland and translated them near the end of the 1800s. - Summary by Michele Eaton (11 hr 20 min)


Introduction 18:24 Read by Juliet Brown
The Trooping Fairies - The Fairies 6:20 Read by Juliet Brown
Frank Martin and The Fairies 8:36 Read by Juliet Brown
The Priest's Supper - The Fairy Well of Lagnanay 11:15 Read by Juliet Brown
Teig O'Kane and the Corpse 29:26 Read by Juliet Brown
Paddy Corcoran's Wife - Cusheen Loo the White Trout: A Legend of Cong 12:01 Read by Juliet Brown
The Fairy Thorn - The Legend of Knockgrafton - A Donegal Fairy 14:48 Read by Juliet Brown
Changelings The Brewery of Egg-shells - The Fairy Nurse 8:20 Read by Juliet Brown
Jamie Freel and the Young Lady - The Stolen Child 15:23 Read by Juliet Brown
The Merrow The Soul Cages 27:04 Read by Juliet Brown
Flory Cantillon's Funeral 7:56 Read by Juliet Brown
The Solitary Fairies -The Lepracaun, or, Fairy Shoemaker 3:38 Read by Diana Schmidt
Master and Man - Far Darrig in Donegal 27:47 Read by Esther C
The Piper and the Puca - Daniel O'Rourke 21:07 Read by Amelia Chesley
The Kildare Pooka - How Thomas Connolly met the Banshee 17:51 Read by Douglas Taylor
A Lamantation for the Death of Sir Maurice Fitzgerald - The Banshee of the MacC… 35:56 Read by Douglas Taylor
Ghosts - A Dream 4:58 Read by Kristin G.
Grace Conner 4:08 Read by Aubrey Anne
A Legend of Tyrone 2:49 Read by Aubrey Anne
The Black Lamb - Song of the Ghost 3:26 Read by Kristin G.
The Radiant Boy - The Fate of Frank M'Kenna 20:55 Read by Esther C
Witches, Fairy Doctors Bewitched 8:26 Read by Alexandra Helms
Bewitched Butter (Donegal) - A Queen's County Witch 11:01 Read by Kristin G.
The Witch Hare - Bewitched Butter (Queen's County) 24:41 Read by Esther C
The Horned Women - The Witches Excursion 10:20 Read by Kristin G.
The Confessions of Tom Bourke 31:44 Read by Esther C
The Pudding Bewitched 29:44 Read by Esther C
Tyeer-Na-N-Oge The Legend of O'Donoghue 7:44 Read by Jane Muir
Rent-Day - Loughleagh (Lake of Healing) 20:15 Read by NoelBadrian
Hy-Brasail - The Isle of the Blest - The Phantom Isle 4:16 Read by Jessi McDaniel
Saints, Priests The Priest's Soul - The Priest of Coloony 15:10 Read by Lucy Kempton
The Story of the Little Bird - Conversion King Laoghaire's Daughters 5:27 Read by Kristin G.
King O'Toole and His Goose 9:58 Read by Aiken
The Devil The Demon Cat - The Long Spoon - The Countess Kathleen 13:35 Read by Michele Eaton
The Three Wishes Part 1 25:13 Read by Michele Eaton
The Three Wishes Part 2 29:35 Read by Michele Eaton
Giants - The Giant's Stairs 14:58 Read by Kyle B Jones
A Legend of Knockmany 25:47 Read by Kyle B Jones
Kings, Queens, Princesses, Earls, Robbers - The Twelve Wild Geese 10:38 Read by Brian Naylor
The Lazy Beauty and Her Aunts 12:30 Read by NoelBadrian
The Haughty Princess - The Enchantment of Gearoidh Iarla 13:37 Read by Kyle B Jones
Munachar and Manachar - Donald and his Neighbours 18:12 Read by Deon Gines
The Jackdaw 6:08 Read by Jessi McDaniel
The Story of Conn-eda 29:41 Read by clarinetcarrot


(3 stars)

The stories are entertaining, however the reading quality varies. Some are too quiet, some produce the cringiest Irish accents and others have no idea how to pronounce the Irish words