Saints and Gore and Fairy Lore review

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Saints and Gore and Fairy Lore


The title of Marsh's tape is dead on. There are saints, and fairy lore, and, yes, gore. Heads sown like seeds and soil fertilized with blood, a son slain by his father, and a father's head thrown on the bed of a faithless queen ... Irish tales do have their share of gore. But they have their share of humour, however wry, as in the case of St. Kevin who disliked people, especially women, but loved animals. And there is love - great love - and loss, and faithful hounds and true friends. ... Marsh' s voice is wonderful, deep and rich, and reminiscent of the actors down the road from me at the Stratford Shakespearean Festival. His delivery is quick, slick, and almost methodical at times. I can imagine myself on one of the "Legendary Tours".

The Second Story Review, Vol 3, No. 2, June 1998
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