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Dancing the Bones of Archaic Irish Stories

Dancing the Bones of Archaic Irish Stories

An account of a theatrical performance by Niki na Meadhra Celtic Club, 29 March 2015. Niki na Meadhra performed her one-woman show, Dancing the Bones of Irish Myth and Legend, to a mixed audience of Celtophiles, Narrato-philes, and some enthralled adults and children, at the Celtic Club on Sunday 29 March. It was storytelling taken … Continue reading

A Long Way to Tipperary

A Long Way to Tipperary

In summation, ‘A Long Way to Tipperary’ proved itself a most fitting tribute to the 200,000 Irish men and women who served in the Great War, with 50,000 (one in every four) of them making the supreme sacrifice. Continue reading

‘Ulysses Prestissimo’: a slam version of the whole epic

‘Ulysses Prestissimo’: a slam version of the whole epic

James Joyce’s Ulysses may be termed ‘modernist,’ but it is such a unique work that it is difficult to categorize, and also very difficult to manipulate. In recent years Bloomsday Melbourne Inc. has edited and reshaped chapters for its quasi-theatrical presentations, but now, to take on the whole of this both internalized and externalized mammoth of a work, so geographically, physically and psychologically capacious, is to attempt something Herculean, including the stables! Continue reading