Readings

This page is a modest attempt to start an archive of audio recordings of portions of Finnegans Wake. These currently include readings by:

If you know of other recordings which can be legally archived here (this is primarily the case if you are the one doing the readings), please let me know. Meanwhile, you might be interested to know that some more readings can be found on UbuWeb (Patrick Healy), on FinnegansWake.Org (Patrick Horgan), and on Waywords and Meansigns.

General Guidelines for the Tables Below:


Read by James Joyce
Section Listen See Text/Elucidations
Chapter I.8: 213.11 to 216.05 (recorded 1929) Listen [8:29 min; 1.9 MB] See Text/Elucidations

And here's also an excerpt from the Aeolus episode (7.828-7.869) of Ulysses, recorded in 1924 (listen [4:05 min; 1.0 MB]).


Read by Simon Loekle [who died on 28 November 2015. A unique loss.]
Section Listen See Text/Elucidations
Chapter I.7: 169.01 to 175.06 (broadcast 2013) Listen [16:49 min; 3.9 MB] See Text/Elucidations
Chapter I.7: 176.19 to 185.13 (broadcast 2013) Listen [24:53 min; 5.7 MB] See Text/Elucidations
Chapter I.7: 185.27 to 195.06 (broadcast 2013) Listen [27:12 min; 6.3 MB] See Text/Elucidations
Chapter I.8: 196.01 to 207.20 (broadcast 1996) Listen [34:24 min; 7.9 MB] See Text/Elucidations
Chapter I.8: 207.21 to 216.05 (broadcast 1997) Listen [28:25 min; 6.5 MB] See Text/Elucidations
Chapter II.3: 309.01 to 320.32 (broadcast 2001) Listen [37:25 min; 8.6 MB] See Text/Elucidations
Chapter II.3: 320.33 to 332.09 (broadcast 2002) Listen [36:01 min; 8.2 MB] See Text/Elucidations
Chapter II.3: 332.10 to 338.03 (broadcast 2003) Listen [19:01 min; 4.4 MB] See Text/Elucidations
Chapter II.3: 338.04 to 355.09 (broadcast 2004) Listen [53:40 min; 12.2 MB] See Text/Elucidations
Chapter II.3: 355.10 to 363.19 (broadcast 2005) Listen [25:49 min; 5.9 MB] See Text/Elucidations
Chapter II.3: 363.20 to 373.12 (broadcast 2006) Listen [29:39 min; 6.8 MB] See Text/Elucidations
Chapter II.3: 373.13 to 382.30 (broadcast 2007) Listen [28:36 min; 6.5 MB] See Text/Elucidations
Chapter II.4: 383.01 to 399.18 (broadcast 2008) Listen [49:09 min; 11.2 MB] See Text/Elucidations
Chapter III.1: 403.01 to 413.26 (broadcast 2009) Listen [36:26 min; 8.3 MB] See Text/Elucidations
Chapter III.1: 413.27 to 421.14 (broadcast 2010) Listen [26:02 min; 6.0 MB] See Text/Elucidations
Chapter III.1: 421.15 to 428.27 (broadcast 2011) Listen [23:35 min; 5.4 MB] See Text/Elucidations
Chapter III.2: 429.01 to 439.14 (broadcast 2012) Listen [33:44 min; 7.8 MB] See Text/Elucidations
Chapter III.2: 439.15 to 448.33 (broadcast 2013) Listen [28:51 min; 6.6 MB] See Text/Elucidations
Chapter III.2: 448.34 to 461.34 (broadcast 2014) Listen [39:18 min; 9.0 MB] See Text/Elucidations
Chapter III.3: 543.15 to 545.14 (broadcast 2006) Listen [6:36 min; 1.5 MB] See Text/Elucidations

While we're at it, here are a few more samples from Simon:




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