Sam Henry's Songs of the People
The story of Ireland—its graces and shortcomings, triumphs and sorrows—is told by ballads, dirges, and humorous songs of its common people. Music is a direct and powerful expression of Irish folk culture and an aspect of Irish life beloved throughout the rest of the world. Incredibly, the largest single gathering of Irish folk songs had been almost inaccessible because, originally newspaper based, it was available in only three libraries, in Belfast, Dublin, and Washington D.C. Sam Henry's…
Part of an Irish acting dynasty
COSTUMES, WIGS, MAKE UP, the smell of the greasepaint and the roar of the crowd was as normal a part of growing up as anything else for singer, dancer and somewhat reluctant actress Máirín O'Donovan. Born into a great acting and showbusiness dynasty, she is the daughter of the much admired and talented actor and comedian, the late Frank O'Donovan who toured in England and for decades in Ireland with his own 'Fitup' Company.