David Browne
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David Browne


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David Browne’s grandfather Seamus was a native of Meelin in Co. Cork and following his emigration to work in the goldmines in the U.S., he returned to Broadford to marry a local girl in the 1900s and to run her family’s public house and grocery business. That business was inherited by David’s father, and he himself ran it for some time. He discusses the people of the locality who frequented the pub, and their stories. The fine music and entertainment provided in the area are also recalled. The ballad sheets sold at fairs are discussed, and David sings some of the ballads for this recording. He recalls his involvement in Listowel Writers Week and his friendships with playwrights John B. Keane and Bryan McMahon.

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48 hours

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Music, Poetry and Song

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Maurice O'Keeffe – Irish Life and Lore

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Broadford, Co. Limerick