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Book News Annotation:

This stunning book by photographer Raymonde Standún captures the lives of the people of the Gaeltacht in south Connemara, at Ireland's western tip. While photographing the area in the early 1990s, Standún realized that there were more than photographs to be had, so she began collecting reminiscences along with her photos. Edited by documentarian Bill Long and collected here, those interviews describe a way of life that is largely gone, although not always missed by those who remembered it. Generously illustrated with the author's photos (16 pages in color, black and white images throughout) this book will appeal to readers interested in Ireland and its traditional culture. Distributed by Gill & Macmillan. Annotation ©2010 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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When Raymonde Standun set about photographing the local people of the South Connemara Gaeltacht, she quickly sensed that here were stories to be told that lay beyond the reach of a camera. Unique places, unique people, a nucleus of Irish culture, its language, music and dance. Voices of Connemara wants to keep this heritage alive in pictures as well as the written word. The book contains 51 interviews among them: Martin Flaherty on the Black and Tans. Julia Greaney on the Fair Day at Spiddal, Cait Nic an lomaire on making her own wedding dress, and Festy Conlon on his father's first fife.

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When Raymonde Standun photographed the local people of the Ireland's South Connemara Gaeltacht, she quickly sensed that there were stories to be told that lay beyond the reach a camera - unique places, unique people, and a nucleus of Irish culture with its language, music, and dance. Voices of Connemara keeps this heritage alive with its photographs, as well as the written word. The book is set against Standun's stunning images with stories of poitin for two bob, the baker's island-delivery boat, and the trials of line-fishing, alongside darker tales still vibrant in the collective memory, of landlord brutality, famine, and emigration. Voices of Connemara contains 51 interviews, among them: Martin Flaherty on the Black and Tans, Julia Greaney on the Fair Day at Spiddal, Cait Nic an Iomaire on making her own wedding dress, and Festy Conlon on his father's first fife. This is a book of inspired photographs and authentic stories that represents a captivating sample of Irish social history

Product Details

ISBN:
9781848400405
Publisher:
New Island Books
Subject:
Subjects & Themes - Travel - General
Photographer:
Standun, Raymonde
Editor:
Long, Billy
Author:
Long, Billy
Subject:
Europe - Ireland
Subject:
Connemara (Ireland)
Subject:
Connemara (Ireland) Social life and customs.
Subject:
PHOTOGRAPHY / General
Publication Date:
20090931
Binding:
Hardcover
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
224
Dimensions:
8.90x8.90x1.10 in. 2.60 lbs.

Related Subjects

Arts and Entertainment » Art » General
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History and Social Science » Europe » Ireland » General
History and Social Science » Europe » Ireland » Oversized Books
History and Social Science » World History » Ireland
Science and Mathematics » Mathematics » Calculus » General
Travel » General

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"Synopsis" by , When Raymonde Standun set about photographing the local people of the South Connemara Gaeltacht, she quickly sensed that here were stories to be told that lay beyond the reach of a camera. Unique places, unique people, a nucleus of Irish culture, its language, music and dance. Voices of Connemara wants to keep this heritage alive in pictures as well as the written word. The book contains 51 interviews among them: Martin Flaherty on the Black and Tans. Julia Greaney on the Fair Day at Spiddal, Cait Nic an lomaire on making her own wedding dress, and Festy Conlon on his father's first fife.
"Synopsis" by , When Raymonde Standun photographed the local people of the Ireland's South Connemara Gaeltacht, she quickly sensed that there were stories to be told that lay beyond the reach a camera - unique places, unique people, and a nucleus of Irish culture with its language, music, and dance. Voices of Connemara keeps this heritage alive with its photographs, as well as the written word. The book is set against Standun's stunning images with stories of poitin for two bob, the baker's island-delivery boat, and the trials of line-fishing, alongside darker tales still vibrant in the collective memory, of landlord brutality, famine, and emigration. Voices of Connemara contains 51 interviews, among them: Martin Flaherty on the Black and Tans, Julia Greaney on the Fair Day at Spiddal, Cait Nic an Iomaire on making her own wedding dress, and Festy Conlon on his father's first fife. This is a book of inspired photographs and authentic stories that represents a captivating sample of Irish social history
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