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Manx Gaelic recording - Ned Maddrell (Last native Manx Speaker)

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Uploaded on Jul 19, 2010

This is audio recorded from the 1964 by Brian Stowell of the last native Manx Gaelic speaker, Ned Maddrell. Ned was born in 1877 and died at in 1974 at the age of 97.

Ned, who went to sea at 13, found he was able to keep his Manx "alive" by talking to Gaelic-speaking sailors on British ships. He was brought up in the remote village of Cregneash, where "unless you had the Manx you were a deaf and dumb man and no good to anybody."

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