January, 1926, Sunday 31

Memorable day of big concert in Opera House. Programme consists of ‘Hail, Bright Abode’, ‘Fly, Singing Bird, Fly’ and ‘The Walpurgis Night’. Peter Dawson ((Peter Dawson (1882-1961) was a celebrated Australian baritone who lived in London.)) also sings two groups of songs. After Mass, Pappy…

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February, 1926, Wednesday 3

Begin Mariott’s ‘History of French Revolution’, entitled ‘The Making of Modern Europe’. Do not find it quite as interesting as was expected, but this may be my unacquaintance with his rather condensed style. Go to Gerard Shanahan’s concert. ((Gerard Shanahan was a Cork pianist, a…

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