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Peig Sayers was one of the most renowned storytellers in Irish tradition. was born in 1873 in Baile an Bhiocáire, Dún Chaoin, County Kerry. Peig married into the Great Blasket where her fame as a storyteller began.
RTÉ, together with the National Folklore Collection UCD and Comhairle Bhéaloideas Éireann, wish to celebrate Peig’s life with this publication. Using original sound recordings from the BBC and RTE Archives, the publication features Peig’s own speech with an introduction, transcribed and annotated text, and translations from Professor Bo Almqvist and Dr Pádraig O’Héalaí.
Now we can listen to Peig’s voice as she tells us her stories and meet her in a way never possible before.
Bo Almqvist and Pádraig Ó Héalaí
|Dimensions||.215 × .135 × .30 mm|