Sean Tyrrell - The Life and Times of John Boyle O'Reilly

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A presentation on the life and times of John Boyle O'Reilly, Irish rebel, poet, visionary, freedom fighter and civil rights activist. This program has been staged from Dublin to Australia.

It maps the amazing life and incredible work of one of Ireland's lesser known heroes, John Boyle O'Reilly. Through song and story, it paints a vivid picture of his journey from his boyhood in Dowth, enlistment as a Fenian, imprisonment and great escape from the penal colony in Fremantle. He settled in Boston and became one of the most important Irishmen in America of his day.

This show includes great songs, storytelling, theatre and history in a relevant, humorous, heroic and tragic manner.

Songs in the show connect the history of the 19th century and modern times in a seamless way, and are drawn from a wide variety of sources including Oscar Wilde, Francis Ledwidge, Bob Dylan, Bobby Sands, John Lennon and many more. Using an array of instruments, Seán weaves effortlessly between narrative, instrumental and song.

7 p.m., $20 non-members, $15 members at the door.

Irish, music, history

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