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Interview with Leslie Quirk about Manx Gaelic speakers

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Date(s): 27 July 2003

Creator(s): Neate, Kirsty

Scope & Content: Leslie Quirk talks to Fiona McArdle and Kirsty Neate about the people he knew on the list of the informants and collectors from the Folk Lore Commission collections. Leslie talks about their abilities and use of Manx Gaelic, along with domestic and agricultural insights. The people he mentions includes Harry Boyde, Ballaugh; Annie Kneale, Ballagarrett; John Kneen, Ballaugh; Sage Kinvig; Garey Hollin; Ned Maddrell, Cregneash; Tommy Leece, Kerrowkeeill; Eleanor Karran; Captain Kinley.

He describes Manx language classes in Peel at the harbour master's office courtesy of Captain Kinley and led by Caesar Cashin; Tom Dodd and Percy Kelly; lessons in Port St Mary and at the Manx Museum; attending lessons with Tom Dodd, Peveril Terrace, Peel; Juan Gell; Billy Radcliffe; Charlie Craine; going to Dunquin; meeting Muiris Kavanagh; the Blaskets; Caesar Cashin, Captain Kinley, Tom Dodd, Juan Gell, Charlie Craine, Madge Watterson, Mark Braide and Lilly Duggan meeting at the harbour master’s office, Peel for Manx classes; Percy Kelly’s Manx classes at the Manx Museum; Douglas Hyde; May Watterson; John Joseph Sansbury; Madge Watterson, Mrs Watterson, The Colby Level’s daughter, singing a Manx lullaby; Mark Braide; John Tom Kaighin; the Kneales from the two Ballagarretts; Lilly Duggan; Kevin Danaher from the Irish Folk Life Commission and Leslie’s trip with him to Donegal; Tom Braide, water engineer and brother Mark, Douglas; replicating accents.

Administration / Biographical History: Leslie Quirk, Manx language student (1914-2004).

Language: English

Extent: 1 hr. 14 min. 6 sec.

Item name: mini disc

Collection: Sound Archive

Level: ITEM

ID number: SA 0425

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