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Si-Orphans of the Plaintive Air

 Author: Jean Andrews  Publisher: Arima Publishing  Published: 3 June 2013  ISBN: 1845495853  Pages: 66  Language: English  Dimension: 13.97 x 0.36 x 21.59 cm  Buy on Amazon

The Irish language disappeared from Co. Clare at the beginning of the twentieth century but its rhythms and sensibility lie behind much of our speech and ways of thinking and with it the resonance of the old Gaelic tales of heroes and supernatural beings. Sí-Orphans (fairy orphans) gives voice to the female figures, real and mythological, who feature in that heritage but whose stories are not usually told from their own point of view.