The unreleased recordings of O'Connor and other Irish poets and writers is part of a new three-CD set released by the British Library and called The Spoken Word: Irish Poets and Writers – I Will Arise.


"I only met Joyce once, that was in the late Twenties when he was living in the Rue de Grenelle in Paris. It was a very comfortable apartment and the most striking thing in it was a magnificent portrait of his father by the Dublin painter Tuohy. There were a whole lot of other portraits of ancestors which weren't at all magnificent, they'd been done by Victorian artists in Cork," said O'Connor.

Via Gerard Beirne