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Manx Dialect Poems

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Date(s): 1986

Scope & Content: Track 1: Introduction by unknown recorder of selection of recitiations by Constance Kewin Radcliffe of Manx dilaect poems. Constance presents a selection of nostalgic short stories and poems in English and Manx dialect with explanatory introductions about their authors, backgrounds and settings and how they relate to calendar customs. She explains that Josephine Kermode was known as 'Cushag'. She recites Cushag, ‘Them Oul’ Times’; selections from T.E. Brown, ‘On The Coach’; Cushag, ‘The Passing of the Fairies’; Kathleen Faragher, ‘Well, Well’; Cushag, ‘The Tram’; Juan Noa (John Cleator) ‘Owl Bobby Bob’ and ‘The Big Buggane’; Cushag, ‘Bons’; T.E. Brown, ‘Envoi’; Kathleen Faragher, ‘The Qualtagh’; Cushag, ‘Where I was Rarin To’.

Track 2: Constance recites Kathleen Faragher, ‘On May Day’; Kathleen Faragher, ‘Hop Tu Naa Night’; Hilda Cowin, ‘November the Twelfth’; Kathleen Faragher, ‘On The Farm’; Cushag, ‘Oie’ll Verrey’; Cushag, ‘Christmas at Maughold’; and ‘Little Everin’ by Cushag.

Language: English

Extent: 43 min. 59 sec.

Item name: cassette tape

Collection: Sound Archive

Level: ITEM

ID number: SA 0195

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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