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Padraic Colum Reading His Irish Tales and Poems

Padraic Colum Reading His Irish Tales and Poems

Padraic Colum (1881–1972) was an Irish poet, novelist, dramatist, biographer, playwright, children’s author, and collector of folklore. In 1965, he recorded two of his stories and ten poems for Folkways. The opening story tells of a visit to Blarney Castle, home of the fabled Blarney Stone. His second tale is the fable of Gerald, the Earl of Kildare, who became the Wizard Earl riding a horse with silver horseshoes every Midsummer’s Eve. The liner notes contain the texts of the stories and poems.

Track Listing

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Blarney Castle Padraic Colum 9:18
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The Wizard Earl Padraic Colum 15:45
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Reminiscence II (I saw the wind to-day) Padraic Colum 0:56
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Reminiscence X (At the fore of the year) Padraic Colum 1:16
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The Bird of Jesus Padraic Colum 3:56
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An Old Song Re-Sung (As I went down through Dublin city) Padraic Colum 2:27
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Wild Ass Padraic Colum 1:14
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Bird of Paradise Padraic Colum 0:44
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Condors Padraic Colum 1:06
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May Day Padraic Colum 3:03
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Honey-Seller Padraic Colum 1:44
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Old Woman of the Roads Padraic Colum 2:46

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