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In this superb presentation of Seán Mac Mathúna’s short stories, Niall Tóibín brings a master’s touch to the characters and voices in stories as diverse as Leaca an Tí Mhóir and Ding. This is a rare production, indeed, and Tóibín is brilliant in his delivery of the stories to CD, embodying the humour, humanity, and dark devilment of classic storytelling. The story Gadaithe alone, a heartbreaking homage to the art of storytelling in Irish, is a profound and deeply-moving masterpiece brought to life here by Niall Tóibín as never before. These stories, which are from Cois Life’s published collection Úlla, must be heard.
You can buy the CDs on their own here
A selection of short stories from the collections Ding (1983) and Banana (1999) plus extra material from the master short story teller Seán Mac Mathúna.
You can buy Úlla on its own here
Note: We’re very grateful to the publisher, Cois Life, for providing a passage from the book and from the CDs to us. They own the copyright to the works and the passages are provided here for personal use only.