February, 1926, Wednesday 10

Had lessons in Irish traditional singing from Father O’Flynn ((Father James Christopher O’Flynn (1881-1962), curate in Cork´s North Cathedral, founded the Cork Shakespearian Company in 1926, which from 1927 performed regularly at the Opera House and produced a series of renowned actors. Fr. O’Flynn developed…

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February, 1926, Wednesday 24

Had some traditional singing from Father O’Flynn. The first air he sang for us was one played by harpers as they led the clans to battle. He imitated the twang of the harp-strings very well, and the air would rouse anyone to battle-fury. We were…

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August, 1926, Friday 13

A beautiful day. As we were sitting in our cove, one of the boys staying at the hotel came running to say a gentleman wanted to see Miss O’Brien. She went off, and on coming back told us it was her brother-in-law, Mr. Wallace who…

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