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Monologue by John Kneen speaking Manx Gaelic

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Date(s): July 1949

Creator(s): University of California

Scope & Content: John Kneen speaking Manx Gaelic recorded by F.J. Carmody. The recording begins part way through a story about the fairies going to the pub and drinking. There follows a story about a woman who went to Kirk Michael; how John only left the Isle of Man once to go to Ireland; and a story about going to Douglas when he was nine.

[Attempt has been made to improve the quality of the original sound recording. Despite this, the sound recording can be difficult to listen as the speed of the original recording increases.]

Administration / Biographical History: John Kneen, native Manx speaker (1852-1958).

Part of a series of sound recordings made in the Isle of Man by F.J. Carmody of the University of California in July 1949.

Language: Manx Gaelic

Extent: 5 min. 32 sec.

Item name: 78 rpm record

Collection: Sound Archive

Level: ITEM

ID number: SA 2010-0011/12

Access conditions: All reasonable attempt has been made by Manx National Heritage to trace and request permission (where needed) from the copyright holder(s) in this sound recording. If however you think you are a rights holder then please contact Manx National Heritage.

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