Posted in September 2021

Interview with Áine Tyrrell, An Irish Troubadour

Interview with Áine Tyrrell, An Irish Troubadour

But, I love it. I love rolling into a town and I love meeting new people and spending time getting to see their community. It’s very different from flying in and flying out and the usual fast-paced tour life. In the last few years pre-COVID things had gotten so fast, the bus couldn’t keep up with my schedule, so I was flying a lot more and I missed the bus pace. Continue reading

Ghosts of Irish Australia: Mary Kirwan

Ghosts of Irish Australia: Mary Kirwan

My name is Mary Kirwan, from Wexford, Ireland. Hello to my newly-found descendants in South Australia. I would never have guessed that tragedy in my daughter’s early married life would have resulted in my DNA ending up at the bottom of the world. Continue reading

Lockdown Blues

Lockdown Blues

A Miscellany of Recommendations from a Sydney-Sider How are you coping with the latest lockdown? I confess to finding this one more difficult; my troubles are minor things really, such as waking during the night, feeling a bit down, not focussing on the book I’m reading, despairing about human weaknesses. Let me share a few … Continue reading

New non-fiction

Book Reviews by Frank O’Shea THE MONK. By Paul Williams. Allen & Unwin 2020. 340 pp. $29.99 Some books leave you sad, others have you laughing. Here is a book that may leave you with a different response: anger and fury. Fury that the fabled saints and scholars metonym that was used to describe your … Continue reading