Celtic Folk Music and Culture

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 Title:  Islandman, The
  Author:  OCrohan, Tomas
  Contributor:  Flower, Robin (translator)
  Publisher:  Oxford University Press
  Place of Publication:  Oxford
  Date of Publication:  1983
  Original Date of Publ:  1929
  Publication Number:  ISBN 0192812335
  Number of Pages:  xiv, 245 p.
  Binding Style:  Paperback
  Dimensions:  8 in.
  Contents:  My childhood -- My schooldays -- Our houses -- In school and out -- My first visit to Dingle -- Bald Tom and the old days -- My last school -- Marriage -- Gathering seaweed -- Time passes -- My manhood -- The day of the seal hunt -- A wife proposed for me -- Christmas provisions -- A merry Christmas -- Shrovetide, 1878 -- Work and wandering -- An end to boats and middlemen -- The little canoe -- The troubles of life -- The yellow meal -- The wake -- I begin to take an interest in Irish -- This and that -- The end
  Notes:  "The first attempt by a peasant of the old school, practically uneducated in the modern sense, though highly trained in the tradition of an ancient folk culture, to set out the way of his life upon his remote island from childhood to old age." - from the Foreword by Robin Flower. Includes 13 black & white photographic illustrations.
  Format:  Book
  Subject - Culture:  Irish, Blasket Islands
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  Subject - Topic:  Social life and customs, Rural life
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  Subject - Genre:  Autobiography