Vinyl LP | Elektra EKS 7264, 1964. Scarce.
Various folk blues artists on the scene at the height of the folk boom. Geoff Muldaur sings a song called "Ginger Man" which was inspired by JPD's book.
Mahon Reads His Poetry
Vinyl LP | Ceirnin Records #CCT 11 Irish pressing. 1973
Among the poems by Derek Mahon on this record is a short piece, titled "J.P. Donleavy's Dublin."
Lamson Library Audiocassettes - 1978
Details being researched.
To purchase books by J.P. Donleavy, go to the Buyers' Guide.
The Ginger Man
Cassettes [630 minutes] | Crane Library, Vancouver, B.C. Canada, 1981.
Read by ?
The Ginger Man
Audio Cassettes | Corgi Books in association with the Royal National Institute of the Blind (RNIB) Talking Books. TB No: 8471. Date?
Donleavy Reads from Are You Listening Rabbi Löw
and Talks About Critics and Writing for Amusement"
Radio reading by JPD and interview by Tom Vitale, A Moveable Feast. Date? Was once available on cassette but now is very scarce.
A radio play produced for "Drama Wednesday" by A.B.C. (Australian Broadcasting Commission) Sydney, 1983. In a few libraries on audio cassette. Scarce.
The Onion Eaters by J.P. Donleavy
Audio cassettes (9:50 hrs.) | Canadian National Institute for the Blind, Toronto, 1985, read by George Guidall.
J.P. Donleavy's Ireland in All Her Sins and in Some of Her Graces
Audio cassettes | Royal National Institute of the Blind (RNIB) Talking Books. TB No. 6657, year?
Pogues - If I Should Fall From Grace
Original release,1988 vinyl LP, Island Records
Remastered CD release 2005, Rhino Records
Shane MacGowan, a long-time fan of JPD, wrote and performed with The Pogues a song titled "Fairytale of New York" on this album, inspired by JPD's book A Fairy Tale of New York. Shane and JPD remain good friends.
"Audio Interview with J.P. Donleavy"
A 47-minute radio interview with JPD by Don Swaim, recorded in 1988. The interview is downloadable at the Wired for Books site. (Real Audio format)
"When I Bought a Bear"
Broadcasting Service (QBS) - 1992, produced by Tim
Frances for English-language radio in Qatar (Persian Gulf) as part of
a series of works by contemporary fiction authors. "When I Bought a Bear"
is a short story from JPD's collection of short fiction
Meet My Maker The Mad Molecule. Many thanks to Tim Frances for
contributing details of this broadcast.
Photo by Sophie Baker.
Ginger Man Returns to the Stage"
Irish Radio, New York, May 2000
Promo interview with JPD
regarding the return of the play, The Ginger Man to be performed at The Irish
Arts Center by The Dublin Theatre Company. I will check this link from time
to time; presently, interview still on archive page.
Irish Radio, New York Donleavy Interview.
Audio cassette | Donleavy-Mitchell Productions, NY, 2000 - Nine 2-sided audio cassettes | copyright dates: © 1994, J.P. Donleavy; ® 1998, Donleavy-Mitchell Productions
Limited, signed edition in sturdy clamshell case (inscribed on spine). Wonderfully read by the author, capturing all the verve and every subtle nuance of the classic. Excellent recording quality throughout. A must for every serious Donleavy fan and collector. For purchase, email The Compendium and I will put you in touch with distribution.
Great Brian Cadd
3 CD set re-release containing hits originally released on LPs | Redx Records, February 8, 2002.
A major star in Australia, Brian wrote a song called "Ginger Man" inspired by the book by JPD. Brian cites JPD as being a great writer and an influence on him.
Recorded in 1989. Released on CD 2008. CV Publications.
on the Meath"
Nowness - April 5, 2010
JP Donleavy reads from The Beastly Beatitudes of Balthazar B.
author JP Donleavy on Behan, Frazier and Tennis"
Newstalk Radio 106-108 FM, Ireland with Ger Gilroy - April, 2010
Live on-air interview with JPD.
Words on Cassette
& Co., 1980 | 30 minutes
JPD interview - scarce
Ginger Man audiobook (MP3 CD Edition)
read by Patrick Moy | Brilliance Audio | June, 2014
Available at Amazon
J. P. Donleavy
Performs: "Social Climbing and Extinctions & Mortalities"
(based on The Unexpurgated Code) | July,
JPD is in true form giving a hillarious spoken-word performance of material inspired by The Unexpurgated Code. Downloadable in MP3 format as a complete work or in sections.