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Vass Anderson

Vass Anderson

Cork city

2009

 

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Track 1: Growing up in the 1930s and 1940s in Cork city, his involvement in the performing arts in the 1950s. His career in the insurance business and his move to London. Track 2: Memories of his early days performing in the Open House, and his time as a journalist. Track 3: In the late sixties, working with the BBC’s Radio London. Track 4: Working in the film industry in London in the eighties and nineties. Track 5: Survival in the performing arts and trying to get work in Ireland.


Number of files: 4
File size(s): 13.80 MB, 10.38 MB, 9.81 MB, 24.35 MB
Bitrate: 128 kbps
Download time limit: 48 hours

Audio series: Cork Theatrical Collection
Product ID: CDCKCY02-04
Subject: Survival in performing arts world
Recorded by: Maurice O’Keeffe
Length: 50:57


Paddy Comerford

Paddy Comerford

Cork city

2009

 

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Track 1: Growing up in the northside of Cork city in the 1930s and 40s. He was brought up by his grand-aunt and grandmother. In 1947 he joined the British Navy, but soon afterwards began work for the Cork Examiner. Track 2: His introduction to the theatrical scene in Cork. Taking part in the Artful Dodger’s Pantomime, and joining the Southern Theatre Group. Track 3: Learning the craft of acting and his passion for the work. Track 4: Great performances over the decades, and the community which was involved in the performing arts. Track 5: A discussion on his comic sketches, and where he got his material from. Track 6: The preparation for the shows, and the different characters he played in pantomime. Superstitions in the theatre world. Track 7: He explains the benefits of a live pantomime performance. Track 8: Observations on theatre comedy today.


Number of files: 6
File size(s): 20.41 MB, 2.96 MB, 5.39 MB, 14.90 MB, 14.57 MB, 7.73 MB
Bitrate: 128 kbps
Download time limit: 48 hours

Audio series: Cork Theatrical Collection
Product ID: CDCKCY02-14
Subject: Comedy in the performing arts
Recorded by: Maurice O’Keeffe
Length: 57:34


Terry Prone (b. 1949)

Terry Prone (b. 1949)

Dublin

2012

 

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Track 1: Recalled that her father was one of three who set up the Credit Union movement in Ireland. Track 2: Her early years in Clontarf; chronic health problems which restricted her schooling. Her introduction to RTÉ and her appearance on ‘Teen Talk’, working with Bunny Carr. Her passion for the medium of radio. Track 3: Recalled her fashion and beauty column, freelancing with the Irish Press. Later published a series of short stories. At age 23 wrote her first book: Writing and Getting Paid for it. Her favourite type of journalism was writing profiles of personalities in the news. Memories of other women working in journalism in those days. Track 4: In 1975, met her future husband, Tom Savage, while working as a reporter in RTÉ. Her seven years as a researcher for ‘The Late Late Show’ with Gay Byrne. Track 5: Her husband’s background in media and their shared interest in this. Track 6: Her published books and the inspiration for these. Her public relations consultancy. Track 7: Her husband’s position as Chairman of RTÉ and the recent challenges involved in this position.


Number of files: 6
File size(s): 7.46 MB, 10.16 MB, 9.43 MB, 15.41 MB, 10.88 MB, 9.74 MB
Bitrate: 160 kbps
Download time limit: 48 hours

Audio series: Fingal (north Dublin), second series
Product ID: CDDNN02-07
Subject: Businesswoman and author
Recorded by: Maurice O’Keeffe – Irish Life and Lore
Length: 55:40


Valentine Lamb (1939-2015)

Valentine Lamb (1939-2015)

Dún Laoghaire, Co. Dublin

2012

 

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Track 1: Growing up in Somerset, England. Memories of his mother, whose father was Lord Longford of Pakenham Hall, Co. Meath. His early visits to his mother’s home. Track 2: Joining the staff of the Financial Times in London in 1961 and, four years later, the Irish Times in Dublin. Track 3: In 1970, became editor of the Irish Field. Exciting times in Irish racing – anecdotes of Goffs’ move to Kill; the McGrath brothers; the Anglo-Irish ascendancy who were dominant in Irish racing. Track 4: The success of the Coolmore Stud and why it flourishes. Recalling his early days as a journalist and also the editorials he wrote for the Irish Field. Track 5: The great stories of the time included the attempted takeover of Punchestown Racecourse and the closure of the Phoenix Park Racecourse. His views on televised races. Track 6: Memories of the editor of the Irish Times, Major McDowell and the other journalists who covered racing at that time. Returning to the subject of Goffs and the National Stud.


Number of files: 6
File size(s): 4.85 MB; 8.14 MB; 11.72 MB; 5.97 MB; 11.58 MB; 10.07 MB
Bitrate: 128 kbps
Download time limit: 48 hours

Audio series: Horse Racing Ireland Oral History Collection
Product ID: CDHRI01-39
Subject: A sporting journalist
Recorded by: Maurice O’Keeffe – Irish Life and Lore
Length: 56:40


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