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Celtic treasures
Weiss, Jim, performer.
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Publication Information:
Charlottesville, VA : Greathall Productions, [2000]

Physical Description:
1 audio disc (approximately 60 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
General Note:
"With music by Paul Machlis"--Program notes.

Compact disc.
Preface: the Celts -- The bard -- Dectera and the fifty maidens -- Cuchulain's name -- The wooing of Emer -- Angus's dream -- Finn MacCoul and the battle for Tara -- Oisin's journey.
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Format :
Audiobook on CD


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PZ8.1.W39 CE 2000C Juvenile Audiobook on CD Audiobooks

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Ancient stories of bards and warriors told with passion and sensitivity, enhanced with music. Includes; "The Bard," "Dectera and Fifty Maidens," "Cuchulain's Name," "The Wooing of Emer," "Angus's Dream," "Oisin's Journey" and "Finn MacCoul & the Battle for Tara"


Greathall Production presents a collection of ancient stories from the Celtic culture. Accompanied by acclaimed pianist Paul Machlis, narrator Jim Weiss tells the following stories: The Bard; Dectera and Fifty Maidens; Cuchulain's Namel; The Wooing of Emer; Angus's Dream; Oisin's Journey; and Finn MacCoul and the Battle for Tara.

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School Library Journal Review

Gr 1-6-Fine stories and storytelling are a heritage left by the Celts and carried on by their descendants. In this enthralling production, Jim Weiss tells a tale within a tale, weaving in Celtic legends with all their magic and wonder. Three of the stories are about CuchulainÄhis birth, his gaining of wisdom, and the winning of his bride, Emer. Another has to do with the old gods, and yet another is a tale of Finn MacCoul. All this is told within the framework of a journey with a special destination, and a storyteller to pass the time along the way. Weiss changes his voice for each character, but allows the stories to reveal themselves without excess fluff and bother. Gentle Celtic music by Paul Machlis provides a lovely interlude between each section. Listeners are literally carried away to a time that may have existed only in the imagination of the bards, but which lives on today in an oral tradition that will not let it die. This wonderful production will captivate both adults and children.-Teresa Bateman, Brigadoon Elementary School, Federal Way, WA (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.