Saluting the local vocal focal points
The Racontour Archive is a living testament to the wonderful stories of Ireland. These stories have been collected on a whole host of topics since 2008. They are now brought to you in bite-sized audio clips on the Audioboom platform over two collections. In total, there are hundreds of audio clips on a whole range of topics from Irish heritage, culture and travel. The first collection is for 2008-2019 and the second is for 2020 onwards.
Our audio content has a richness and a variety in both angle and tenor. Every locality has a host of unique stories from the local characters and eye-witnesses. What are the great stories from your community?
The Racontour Archive is not confined to one region. The stories in it come from the very tip of Malin Head right down to Youghal. Some stories are scripted, but plenty are conversational. Unfortunately, several of our favourite voices have left us since being recorded. This emphasises one of the core beliefs of Racontour – the need to preserve voices for posterity. In turn, these storytellers serve as timeless ambassadors for the listener wanting to come to a locality.
Using Audioboom allows all of these stories to be played on your favourite podcast platform. In addition, we have turned all of our playlists into dedicated Spotify playlists for ease of reference. An extra bonus is that several of them are interspersed with the addition of local tunes.