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Happiness is …

Happiness is …

This is a love story, one that could be easily summarised in a single paragraph, but that would be to demean it. Because it is above all a paean to a simpler time, simpler people and a simpler meaning of happiness. Continue reading

The Trial of Ned Kelly Staged

Nature of Event: Barry Versus Kelly – The tragic story of Australia’s folk hero, Ned Kelly and the judge who hanged him. A musical drama by Felix Meagher  (with additional music by Lou Hesterman and Cyril Moran) about the trial and execution of Ned Kelly in November 1880. about the Trial of Ned Kelly, the classic confrontation between … Continue reading

Radio Days

Radio Days

The wireless in our house in Leitrim in 1941 sat on a high shelf, away from little hands, in the kitchen. It had two batteries, one dry and one wet. Continue reading