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William Butler Yeats

William Butler Yeats reading selections from his work

  • "The Lake Isle of Innisfree," recorded 1937 (1:06): MP3

  • "The Lake Isle of Innisfree," recorded October 28, 1936 (1:09): MP3

  • "On Modern Poetry," recorded at the BBC, October 11, 1936 (6:24): MP3

  • "The Song of the Old Mother," recorded March 1934 (0:47): MP3

  • On "The Lake Isle of Innisfree," recorded October 4, 1932 (2:02): MP3

  • "The Fiddler of Dooney," recorded October 4, 1932 (1:47): MP3

  • "The Lake Isle of Innisfree," recorded 1932 (1:21): MP3

  • two stanzas from "Coole and Ballylee, 1931" recorded 1937 (1:16): MP3

John Trimmer reading from the work William Butler Yeats, from the Lee Anderson Papers, Washington University Special Collections Department, October 12, 1952

  1. The Wild Swans at Coole (1:49): MP3
  2. Leda and the Swan (1:06): MP3
  3. Sailing to Byzantium (2:09): MP3
complete recording (19:36): MP3 [includes John Trimmer reading from the work of Paul Valery]

PoemTalk Podcast #66, discussing W. B. Yeats's "The Lake Isle of Innisfree," May 6, 2013

Listen to the complete recording and read program notes for the episode at Jacket2.

© 2011 the estate of William Butler Yeats. These sound recordings are being made available for noncommercial and educational use only. All rights to this recorded material belong to the author. Distributed by PennSound.