Ireland is a land of myth and legend, with epic tales from days gone by describing mysterious worlds, where nature and magic exist side by side. Irish children grow up hearing stories of brave warriors and fearless saints.
Today I'm delighted to publish a guest post by David Murphy, co-author and presenter of two new audio books, retelling Ireland's ancient tales of enchantment.
David and his brother Stephen have graciously sponsored a little giveaway for Irish American Mom's readers. But first let's head over to the brothers to hear about their Irish mystical realms and valiant heroes ....
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Excerpt From The Salmon Of Knowledge
“…suddenly Finegas saw a huge powerful fish swimming in the river. It was so bright and magical he knew at once that this was 'The Salmon of Knowledge'. He had never seen anything like it before. At first he was amazed and out of breath, then as quick as a flash he rushed to get a strong net to try and catch this magical fish, but he was careful not to look into the fish’s eyes, because if he did, he would fall into a deep,deep sleep…”
Authors David and Steven Murphy
Award winning authors David and Steven Murphy bring you a two part audio book “Irish Myths and Legends for Children” and “Irish Myths and Legends Part II”.
Born and raised on the mountainsides of Dublin, brothers Steven (Stiofán) and David (Daithí) want to pass on from generation to generation the magical myths and legends told by their grandparents.
The brothers have invested a lot of time, and even more money, to record and produce these albums to the highest quality for you and your loved ones' enjoyment.
The 10 track albums are a compilation of the most fascinating tales from Irish culture, stories which really shape the beautiful land that is Ireland today.
Irish Myths And Legends For Children
These two audio books cover the more popular Irish stories such as ...
- The Story of St.Patrick
- Cú Chulainn
- The Salmon of Knowledge
..... to the less well known stories such as ...
- The Mighty Giant Fionn Mac Cumhaill
- McGilligan The Irish Leprechaun
- The Love Story of Cú Chulainn and Emer.
And how could we forget such classics as ....
- Brian Boru and The Battle of Clontarf
- The Story of the Blarney Stone
.... as well as many many more, all found on these audio books.
How To Purchase
“We have added traditional Irish music and sound effects to our tracks to make them even more authentic, something other audio books don't do.We hope you have as much fun listening to these tales as we had hearing them off our grandparents."
~ David and Stephen Murphy
An audio book for all the family , that can be played on any phone, iPod or laptop, telling the most famous and intriguing tales of the mystical land that is Ireland ....
- Irish voices
- Irish traditional music
- Irish produced
- An authentic "Made in Ireland" album.
David and Steven Murphy are available for interviews and appearances. For booking presentations, media appearances, interviews, and/or book-signings contact:
Go raibh maith agaibh agus slán libh
(Phonetic pronunciation - guh rev mah ah-gwiv ah-gus slawn liv)
(Thank you and goodbye).
The Murphy brothers have graciously sponsored a giveaway for Irish American Mom’s readers.
Three lucky winners will each receive a copy of the first CD of "Irish Myths And Legends For Children."
In these audiobooks we hear of Ireland's ancient heroes, including Finn McCool, whose dangerous adventures in defense of Ireland's shores are retold galiantly.
Ireland's legends paint a picture of a land with a rich and colorful history, inhabited by wily druids, greedy kings, and a few wicked stepmothers.
If you enjoy listening to the lilt of an Irish accent, then these stories are for you. Beautifully told they can be enjoyed by children and adults alike.
To enter our giveaway just leave a comment on this blog post by noon eastern time on Wednesday, May 27th, 2015. You can leave any comment you wish. What you write does not affect your chances of winning.
If you need some inspiration, why not tell us about your favorite Irish hero or heroine from days gone by.
A winning comment will be chosen randomly. Remember to leave your e-mail so we can arrange to have your prize delivered. Your e-mail won’t be published or shared, just used to make contact.
The winners will be announced on the evening of Wednesday, May 27th, 2015, and their names shared at the end of this post.
You may check out Irish American Mom’s complete terms and conditions for sweepstake entries by clicking here.
Best of luck to all our entrants and a big thank you to the Murphy brothers for sponsoring this great prize for Irish American Mom’s readers. I really appreciate their generosity.
And a big thanks to all of you who enter and help spread the word to family and friends about this little giveaway.
We Have Three Winners
Good news. Our winners have been chosen using the random “Pick Giveaway Winner” WordPress plug-in.
Congratulations to …..
Thanks to everyone who joined in and entered this little giveaway.
And a big thank you to the Murphy brothers for sponsoring this wonderful prize. Wishing them every success with this audiobook series.
Slán agus beannacht,
(Goodbye and blessings)
Mairéad -Irish American Mom
Pronunciation - slawn ah-gus ban-ock-th
Mairéad - rhymes with parade
Disclosure: Irish American Mom does not have a business relationship with The Murphy Brothers. No cash payment was received for publishing this giveaway post, just a complimentary copy of their audiobook. I wish to thank David and Stephen Murphy for graciously sponsoring the prize for this audiobook giveaway.
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