Item consists of audio recording of a workshop hosted by Tony Barrand and beginning by giving a brief lecture about traditional tales followed by Grant Rogers telling a story about a village called "Yackville" and Tommy Makem recounting a fable about a hump-backed man named Jack Madden. Also consists of Joe Byrne reading a story by Ted Russell, Maggie Pierce telling a traditional Irish tale (The Speckled Bird) and Owen McBride telling a story about a mushroom picker. Next, Tony Barrand briefly discussing recitations and monologues and Tommy Makem reciting a poem by (?). Also consists of Joe Byrne telling a tale, Pierce reciting a poem about butter as well as reciting "The Lake Isle of Innisfree" (W.B. Yeats), Barrand reciting William Bennett (I shall love you when your money is gone but I shan't be with you), a parody of "The Green Eye of the Yellow God" (J. Milton Hayes). Also consists of Owen McBride reciting "The Battle of Hastings" (Marriott Edgar and Stanley Holloway), Joe Byrne reciting "Cold Weather" (Ted Russell) and Margaret Pierce reciting "To a Fat Lady Seen from a Train" (Francis Cornford).