Peig Sayers was one of the most renowned storytellers in the Irish tradition. She was born in 1873 in Baile an Bhiocaire, Dun Chaoin, County Kerry in Ireland. Peig married into the Great Blasket Island off the coast of Kerry, where her fame as a storyteller began. RTE, Ireland's national broadcaster, together with the National Folklore Collection at University College Dublin and Comhairle Bhealoideas Eireann, wish to celebrate Peig's life with this publication. Using original sound recordings from the BBC and RTE Archives, the publication features Peig's own speech with an introduction, transcribed and annotated text, and translations from Professor Bo Almqvist and Dr Padraig O Healai. Now we can listen to Peig's voice as she tells us her stories and meet her in a way never possible before.
Publication Date: 2/13/2009
Format: Paper & CD