COMPLETE: Selected Poetry on or about the MacLeans by J.P. MacLean - jo

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Post by DrPGould » February 4th, 2018, 12:06 pm

Selected Poetry on or about the MacLeans by John Patterson MacLean (1848 - 1939).

This project is now complete. All audio files can be found on the catalog page.

https://librivox.org/selected-poetry-on-or-about-the-macleans-by-john-patterson-maclean/
"Gifted with poesy as are the Highlanders, and given to the praise of their country and their leaders, it would be expected that many poems would still be extant concerning the MacLeans and their ancestral dominions," wrote John Patterson MacLean in his "A History of the Clan MacLean," These selections, collected and arranged by J.P. Maclean comprise part of Note C of MacLean's treatise (pp. 406-452), although they were written by different authors for different reasons. Dealing with incidents experienced by the MacLeans throughout their long history this highland poetry reveals, in ways the historical narrative cannot, the feeling behind the actions of the MacLeans and the reactions to their activities. ( DrPGould)
  • Text source (only read from this text!): https://archive.org/stream/historyofclanmac00macluoft#page/n417/mode/2up
  • Type of proof-listening required (Note: please read the PL FAQ): standard



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    Keywords that describe the book: highland poetry, macleans, maclaines

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  • The reader will record the following at the beginning and end of the each file:
    No more than 0.5 to 1 second of silence at the beginning of each recording!
    START of first recording (Intro):
    • "Introduction to Selected Poetry on or about the MacLeans. This is a LibriVox recording. All LibriVox recordings are in the public domain. For more information, or to volunteer, please visit: librivox DOT org"
    • If you wish, say:
      "Recording by [your name], [city, your blog, podcast, web address]"
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      "Selected Poetry on or about the MacLeans, compiled by John Patterson MacLean. [Introduction]"


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      "End of [Introduction]"
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        "End of [Poem]" This recording is in the Public Domain.
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        "End of Selected Poetry on or about the MacLeans, compiled by John Patterson MacLean. "

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      Artist: John Patterson MacLean
      Title: ## - [Section title]
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Last edited by DrPGould on February 4th, 2018, 3:39 pm, edited 3 times in total.
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Post by DrPGould » February 4th, 2018, 12:13 pm

Welcome to the Project. I am seeking an MC and a DPL to help me complete this appendix to J.P. Maclean's A History of the Clan MacLean. (This is a work of almost 500 pages and includes a textual narrative as well as this appendix which is all poetry). This project is personal, my mother's family is affiliated with the MacLaine's of Lochbuie--just one of about 6 Highland Clans from the same family.

I expect to complete this project reasonably quickly, as many of these pieces are under 10 minutes in length. Two of these pieces will go around 50 minutes and are sectioned, but for the time being, I am choosing to read them as one.

The most difficult is the introduction which contains Scots Gaelic which I do not speak, but I have managed to find adequate resources on the web the enable me to stumble through it phonetically. If there is a Librivoxer with knowledge of Scots Gaelic, I would appreciate any assistance that you could provide.

Thank you for viewing this board.

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Post by silverquill » February 4th, 2018, 1:54 pm

I would be honored to serve as DPL.

I wonder if our clans have crossed. I do have the family tree somewhere. My maternal grandmother was a McFarland and married a McNeil. I have not been able to visit Scotland, but did have opportunity to visit Blackpool, England, and find the street where my wife's paternal grandfather was born.

Anyway, I'll keep an eye one this one.
Let me know if I can help.

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Post by knotyouraveragejo » February 4th, 2018, 1:57 pm

I'll set this up for you, Philip. No Scots in my family tree, but there are some in my husband's family. :)

Please note my suggestion for shortening the filenames.
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Post by DrPGould » February 4th, 2018, 2:18 pm

Thanks so much, Jo and Larry. My mother's family name is actually McSpadden (with several variant spellings), but they were on the list of affiliated families with the McClaine's of Lochbuie. I applied for membership and they readily accepted. I know that there were several MacNeils in the area--and possibly there was an intermarriage, and I'm not sure but what McFarland isn't also an affiliated family (McFayden is). It'll likely be in the narrative text when I get around to reading it.

I've already got on my planning board to BC the play by Joanna Baillie that is at the end of note C, and I'm planning to read the narrative as a solo later in the year...but I thought I'd get this out there first.

Jo--thanks for setting up the MW. (Sorry I can't count).

Many thanks,

Philip

PS Larry--looks like your Catharine de Bora project filled up while I was a project for the surgeon. If something orphans, I'll be happy to read it.
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Post by DrPGould » February 4th, 2018, 3:43 pm

Jo:

Something else I forgot to do. JP MacLean is the author of the work and the person who selected and arranged the poetry. Each poem has a different author. So what I intended to do was to use the Poetry Intro for all but the first section of the project [Name of Poem] by [Author], read for Librivox.Org by Philip Gould

And end with "End of Poem. This recording is in the public domain." I didn't find the place where this intro/outro could be, so I cut and pasted it into the first post from another project for which I am currently reading.

For the first section, I will use the intro as specified in the first post.

I appreciate your shortening of the file names as well.
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Post by DrPGould » February 4th, 2018, 3:47 pm

Larry:

A couple of things (1) I am not going to proceed through these poems in order. (2) I'm planning to omit the head notes before each poem, but will read the Title and author information. (3) Since these have all been translated into English, I'm going to be sticking with English pronunciation EXCEPT when the English pronunciation is "strange" i.e. I'm about to post Section 9 entitled "Inch Kenneth" (It's a small island off the W. Coast of Scotland.) I have used the Gaelic (Innis Choinnich) in this Section...
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Post by DrPGould » February 4th, 2018, 5:06 pm

Section 9 is in the MW and ready for PL.

Many thanks,

Philip
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Post by silverquill » February 4th, 2018, 9:21 pm

DrPGould wrote:
February 4th, 2018, 5:06 pm
Section 9 is in the MW and ready for PL.

Many thanks,

Philip
PL OK

I've read all your notes. Looking forward to listening to the rest of the poems.

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Post by DrPGould » February 4th, 2018, 9:30 pm

Thanks so much, Larry. There will probably be another thing or two that comes up as we go along...but I'm trying to avoid any surprises. I appreciate your PL.

Philip
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Post by knotyouraveragejo » February 4th, 2018, 9:55 pm

I've edited the disclaimers in the first post to reflect what you plan to say. You can fix it if I didn't get it quite right. Meanwhile, I will move this thread to Going Solo. :)
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Post by DrPGould » February 4th, 2018, 10:06 pm

Thanks, again, Jo.

Philip
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Post by DrPGould » February 6th, 2018, 1:03 pm

Sections 2 & 10 are in the MW and ready for PL.

Many thanks,

Philip
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Post by DrPGould » February 8th, 2018, 3:13 pm

Larry:

Sections 12 and 16 are in the MW and ready for PL.

Many thanks,

Philip
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Post by silverquill » February 8th, 2018, 11:31 pm

All are PL OK, Charlie......

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