Jim Golden
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Jim Golden


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A native of Kilkenny city, Jim Golden took up a position as a secondary school teacher in Wexford town in 1961. He was recorded at his house, surrounded by memorabilia associated with the opera and the Theatre Royal. His love for opera has grown since he took up residence in Wexford and he makes comparisons between the early days of the Festival and the manner in which it is run today. He participated in the Festival as a voluntary helper, but left when Dr Tom Walsh resigned in 1965. Some years later he took up a job in the box office, and became manager, and was appointed to a position on the Opera Council. He recalled many memories of the Theatre Royal, from which he retired just two years ago.

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Audio series:

Wexford, first series


128 kbps

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48 hours

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50.76 MB

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Wexford Opera

Recorded by:

Maurice O’Keeffe