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Colcannon

Colcannon

.  At a charity event, in the Wicklow mountains, Martin Byrne was faced with the task of feeding 1,500 people (no, that’s not a typo) with Colcannon. What did he do? Well, I’ll tell you. Continue reading

The Nation writers emigrate to Melbourne

The Nation writers emigrate to Melbourne

It is a remarkable fact that three writers associated with The Nation newspaper emigrated to Melbourne in the mid-1850s: Edward Hayes, Charles Gavan Duffy and Gerald Henry Supple. Professionally diverse, they shared a deep love of poetry and song. Continue reading

The Poet and the Piper

The Poet and the Piper

I was expressing an interest in uilleann pipes and complained that the pipes are not well known and appreciated in Australia. They certainly are much admired in this house now. Continue reading

The Lake School goes Online

The Lake School in Koroit goes online in 2021. Enrol for classes in fiddle, whistle, pipes, harp, flute, guitar,  ukulele, bodhran, singing, dancing, Paddy Fitzgerald’s Irish Music Class, Irish session tunes, cello,  poetry. PLUS special events – Paddy Fitzgerald’s CD launch, Mark and Lisa McDonnell’s Slow Session, Tutors Concert, Blackboard Concert, Spud Poets Night, Stars on The … Continue reading

Poems and Pipes: online event

Poems and Pipes: online event

Nature of Event: Poems and Pipes, an afternoon of music and poetry inspired by Irish culture with  Matthew Horsley (uilleann pipes) and Colin Ryan (poems). Australian writer and broadcaster, Colin Ryan, well known to readers of Tinteán, writes in the Irish language. His short stories, set mostly in Australia and Europe, have appeared in Irish language … Continue reading