March, 1927, Sunday 20

As the band was unable to attend, St Patrick’s day service was performed with organ alone. The choir was singing gloriously when suddenly the organ stopped dead. Such a calamity. And that it should occur on that day of all days! Still the choir kept…

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April, 1927, Monday 18

Spent each morning at harmony, modulation, musical history (Scholl’s), Horace and Roman History, ‘Slighe an Eolais’ [The Paths of Knowledge], ‘Aigne an Ghaedhil’ ((The title of the book is actually Eagna an Ghaedhil, The Wisdom of the Irish, by Cormac Ó Cadhlaigh. It is a…

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May, 1927, Sunday 22

Col. Brase has been in Cork this week, and has done nothing but talk about himself. There’s a certain naiveté about him, and he can be very charming, despite his Prussian ruthlessness. To-day a tenor from London, Mr. Collison, who is singing at the Cork…

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