In the relaxed atmosphere of Dan Donovan’s home, this recording began with memories of the Fleischmann family. Dr Fleischmann conducted the Cathedral choir all his life, and his wife Tilly was a distinguished concert pianist with whom Dan worked. He also spoke at great length about Dr Aloys Fleischmann’s son Aloys Jnr, who became the youngest Professor of Music in UCC. He was an inspirational man and a wonderful organist with an ambitious outlook. As Dan put it, he was responsible for fostering most of the general culture of the city. Dan speaks about his own involvement, which included his presidency of the Choral Festival, his involvement in the Students’ Arts Society, his Directorship of Music for the Cork Operatic Society, and also his work in the Cork Film Festival. Despite all these activities he still found time to enjoy his sailing.