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Interview with Tom Karran from Cregneash speaking Manx Gaelic

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Date(s): July 1949

Creator(s): University of California

Scope & Content: Recorded in Douglas when Tom Karren was aged 78. He talks about being born and raised in Cregneash before moving to Port Erin when he was married; how he learned Manx when very young, his mother and father speaking Manx; how he went to the fishing in Scotland and Ireland; what they earned at the fishing; working on boats the 'Sylph' and 'Excelsior'; and other memories from his life including the White Boys.

[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: Thomas Karran of Cregneash.

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: 10 min. 21 sec.

Item name: 78 rpm record

Collection: Sound Archive

Level: ITEM

ID number: SA 2010-0024

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