at the Celtic Club. Speaking in contemporary mode, without accent, and sporting a thin rather than thick beard, Penhall’s Kelly explains that he is ‘A rebel, not a criminal,’ and why he does not fear the inevitable punishment of Justice Sir Redmond Barry. He takes inspiration from the words of Robert Emmet, the irish hero who at his trial said, ‘I am ready to die. Let my character and motives rest until other times and other men can do them justice. Then and not until then let my epitaph be written.’ Hear Anthony sing ‘In The Sweet Bye and Bye’, and hear him say to Barry, ‘I will see you where I go!’
Teacher and educationist from Ballarat, and singer, Anthony Penhall, plays Ned Kelly in Monday night’s launch of Barry versus Kelly.
This, and more, at the Celtic Club at the corner of LaTrobe and Queen 7.30pm, May 19.
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