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Recitations and stories told by Tom Dodd and interview with Harry Boyde speaking Manx Gaelic and Manx dialect

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Date(s): 1950-1953

Creator(s): Manx Museum

Scope & Content: Tom Dodd recites in Manx from the Bible, commencing at Matthew chapter 2, verse 1. He then recites stories in Manx dialect.

Harry Boyde talks to Leslie Quirk (18 min. 09 sec.) in Manx. Harry tells a number of stories including the bishop's dog chasing him; father angry with his son for walking ahead of him on the road; drunk man walking home with his dog; weaver who stole clothes and set fire to his shop. He talks about how he was born near Bishopscourt and went to the 'new school' at Ballaugh; seasick when fishing; story about a drunk man; barley bread eaten with butter; story about men poaching rabbits; two brothers and their sick father making his will; people coming on holiday from England.

Administration / Biographical History: This recording was made for the Manx Folk Life Survey. Tom Dodd was a Manx language student (1883-1963). Harry Boyde was a native Manx speaker (1873-1953). Leslie Quirk (1914-2004) was a Manx Folk Life Survey recorder.

Language: Manx Gaelic, English

Extent: 32 min. 3 sec.

Item name: magnetic tape

Collection: Sound Archive

Level: ITEM

ID number: SA 0071

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.

Subject tags : #UOSH, #UOSHManxFolkLifeSurvey


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