“I will see you where I go”

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I felt I was right there — felt how those people must have felt!

Woman, Beechworth show

A musical drama by Felix Meagher is coming soon to The Metropolitan. The story of Australia’s most famous outlaw — that’s right, Ned himself — Barry Versus Kelly focuses on his trial and execution at the hand of another Irishman, Sir Redmond Barry, in November 1880 and the confrontation between the two men. This wasn’t Mr. Barry’s first influence on Ned’s life either. It was his harsh sentencing of Ned’s mother, Ellen, to three years gaol in 1878 that sparked the Kelly Outbreak.

It was brilliant. I highly recommend it!

Lynette Williams, Mansfield show

In the drama, we see Barry’s fierce determination to see Irish rebels like Kelly punished, but also his fears that he might be making a martyr out of him. Declining in health, suffering delusions, with Kelly’s words after his sentencing still ringing in his ears (“…I will see you where I go”),  Barry wrestles with his conscience and the fears that his family in Ireland see him as a traitor. Meanwhile, Ellen Kelly, on the day before the hanging, sings to Ned that he is the Loyal Son. Barry finally signs the papers that condemn Kelly and in a dying speech asks that his family be told that “I took a rebel with me”.

 

One of the very best stage shows I have seen!

Steve O'Callaghan

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Focail i mbarr a mblátha ~ In full Bloomsday

Bhí baill an Chumainn páirteach i gceiliúradh Bloomsday le déanaí ag The Quiet Man.
Members of the Cumann recently took part in the celebration of Bloomsday at The Quite Man.
Baill an Chumainn ag baint sult as ceiliúradh Bloomsday
Taibheoirí ag ceiliúradh Bloomsday ag The Quiet Man
Performers celebrating Bloomsday at The Quiet Man
16 Meitheamh 2019
Baill an Chumainn ag baint sult as ceiliúradh Bloomsday
Baill an Chumainn ag baint sult as ceiliúradh Bloomsday

Aisteoirí ar aistear ~ Visiting actors

Le déanaí, thug beirt aisteoir Éireannach cuairt ar Chomhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann anseo i Melbourne. Thug Edwin Mullane léiriú ar “The Little Cloud” ó Dubliners le James Joyce, chun aitheantas a thabhairt do Bloomsday. Is comhbhunaitheoir The Corps Ensemble é Edwin agus tá sé ina stiúrthóir ealaíne don chompántas sin faoi láthair.

Is fearr aithne ar John Connors as an dráma RTÉ Love/Hate. Léirigh sé dráma aonair, Ireland’s Call, in St. Kilda agus Bondi le linn a thurais, cé nach raibh an bheirt acu san Astráil ach cúig lá!

I láthair freisin, bhí Éadaoin O’Reilly (Irish Film Festival Australia) agus iar-Uachtarán an Chumainn, Karolyne McDermott Paron. Bhain an lucht féachana an-sult as an seó.

Baill an Chumainn ag baint sult as ceiliúradh Bloomsday
Edwin Mullane, Éadaoin O’Reilly, Karolyne McDermott Paron ⁊ John Connors

Recently, two Irish actors visited Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann here in Melbourne. Edwin Mullane gave a rendition of “The Little Cloud” from Dubliners by James Joyce, as an acknowledgement of Bloomsday. Edwin is co-founder of The Corps Ensemble and the company’s current artistic director.

John Connors is best know for the RTÉ drama Love/Hate. He staged a one-man play, Ireland’s Call, in St. Kilda and Bondi, even though the two actors were only in Australia five days!

Also present were Éadaoin O’Reilly (Irish Film Festival Australia) and ex-President of the Cumann, Karolyne McDermott Paron. The audience enjoyed the show very much.

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