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Saturday 23 September 2017

Joyce and Yeats's voices now on CD

Very rare voice recordings made by James Joyce and WB Yeats in the 1920s and '30s are being released by the BBC to mark St Patrick's Day.

The recordings have been sourced from the BBC's archive and are being released as a three-CD set.

The only two surviving recordings made by Joyce are included. Another highlight is all the surviving audio extracts from the Belfast and London BBC broadcasts by WB Yeats.

Other highlights are the voices of Liam O'Flaherty, Sean O Faolain, Elizabeth Bowen and Patrick Kavanagh. 'The Spoken Word: Irish Poets and Writers', is released this weekend by the British Library.

Irish Independent

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