On this day…27 November

On 27 November 1924 Joyce made a recording of part of ‘Aeolus.’ On Thursday 27 November 1924 Joyce, accompanied by Sylvia Beach, went to Billancourt to make a recording of John F Taylor’s speech from the ‘Aeolus’ episode of Ulysses. It was the first of only two recordings Joyce ever made. The recording had been […]

On this day…24 October

On 24 October 1901 John F Taylor made a speech in defence of the Irish language. Joyce may have been present on the evening of 24 October to hear Taylor’s speech in defence of the study of the Irish language. Joyce later used parts of Taylor’s speech in the ‘Aeolus’ episode of Ulysses, and made […]