Michael Quirke (Part 2)
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Michael Quirke (Part 2)


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In this second recording, Michael Quirke remembers the first figures he ever carved using scrap wood and a butchers knife. All his work is ornamental and he explains that he dislikes people dictating to him how to do his work. He recalls a time when he was famously asked to be a Druid at a wedding and he describes the event vividly. When Michael’s father died, butchery was changing due to regulations in force, so Michael closed the business and began making carvings on a full-time basis. He describes the mythological crouched tiger figure he has made and what it means to him and he obviously takes great pride in his work.

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Disk, MP3

Audio series:

Sligo Heritage Collection, First Series


160 kbps

Download time limit:

48 hours

File size(s):

16.18 MB, 15.75 MB, 15.14 MB

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Product ID:



A Sculptor

Recorded by:

Joe McGowan