A wonderful collection of children’s stories from An Gúm are available on Soundcloud. The stories which are suitable to all age groups. Children’s books have been a feature of the publishing programme from the early days of An Gúm but in the last twenty five years or so much more emphasis has been put on this sector.
Its current catalogue of children’s books comprises a wide range of original titles and international co-editions and in recent years many are accompanied by a CD, stories such as Béirín Na Picnice as well as many old favourites and now a wider selection of children’s stories are available on SoundCloud.
Children of all ages can listen to a wide range of stories read by storytellers such as Micheál Ó hUanacháin, Máire Breatnach, Gabriel Rosenstock and MacDara Ó Conaola from Inis Oírr.
The storytellers bring these wonderful children’s stories to life and some of the stories are accompanied by instrumental music to add some extra magic.
The stories which can be heard on SoundCloud include An Tornapa Mór Millteach, Micí Moncaí, Asal Uasal, Cití Sa Gheimhreadh, Cinnín Óir agus na Trí Bhéar, Na Trí Ghabhar Chliste, An Seilide Agus An Míol Mór, Oíche Na Stoirme, An Sicín Beag Buí, An Píobaire Breac, Mo Bhaile Beag Féin, Bronntanas Do Mhamaí, An Sionnach Glic Agus An Chircín Rua, Béirín Na Picnice, Ruairí agus Úna ar an bhFeirm as well as many others.