Music and Friendship : The People of Melbourne Comhaltas /

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Adam Purcell,, Preston, VIC, Australia, p.96 pages : (2020)




(OCoLC)fst00928703, (OCoLC)fst00978920, fast, Folk dancing, Irish., Folk music, Irish., Irish, Melbourne, Societies, etc., Society & Social Sciences., thema


Photographs and interviews by Adam Purcell.A collection of personal stories from 32 past and present members of the Melbourne branch of the worldwide Irish cultural organisation, Comhaltas Ceoltoiri ╔ireann, produced to mark the 50th anniversary of Melbourne Comhaltas.The stories, collected by oral history interview, are accompanied by photographic portraits of each subject. The stories explore themes of immigration, culture and heritage, and feature, among others, prominent members of the Melbourne Irish scene, such as:-Accordion legend Paddy Fitzgerald-Set dancing teacher Marie Brouder-Prolific musician Tony O'Neill-Leader of the Melbourne Comhaltas band, Joan Mundy. Among the people interviewed are Irish expats, second- and third-generation Australians, and people from Scotland, Japan and the Ukraine.The book includes forewords from Irish Ambassador to Australia, Breandßn Ë CaollaÝ Director-General of Comhaltas Ceoltoiri ╔ireann, Dr. Labhrßs Murch· and Melbourne Comhaltas President, Mary McBride.