Other information

Mary Boydell (née Jones) (b. 1921)

7.0015.00

Description

Mary Jones was born in Trim, County Meath. The family later moved to Skibbereen and Drogheda, and Mary attended boarding school in Bray. She later studied Household Management at Alexandra College, and having had voice coaching, would sing in various Dublin venues. She met her future husband, Brian Boydell at ‘The Old Head’ Hotel in Lewisburg and describes him as a “beacon of light, even in those days.” The couple married in 1944. They initially met Aloys Fleischmann and his wife Anne for coffee by arrangement in the Gresham Hotel in Dublin, and they quickly became firm friends. Brian and Aloys would talk music, and discuss at length the means by which they could improve the music scene in Ireland. Ideas crystallised during these discussions, many of which would subsequently come to fruition. The Boydell home became an open house for musicians, and a venue where Brian Boydell and Aloys Fleischmann would retire to the music room to work on compositions.

Clear
Want unlimited access to the Irish Life and Lore Oral History Archive? Subscribe by purchasing Gold Subscription, Silver Subscription or Bronze Subscription!
SKU: N/A Category: Tag:

Description

Mary Jones was born in Trim, County Meath. The family later moved to Skibbereen and Drogheda, and Mary attended boarding school in Bray. She later studied Household Management at Alexandra College, and having had voice coaching, would sing in various Dublin venues. She met her future husband, Brian Boydell at ‘The Old Head’ Hotel in Lewisburg and describes him as a “beacon of light, even in those days.” The couple married in 1944. They initially met Aloys Fleischmann and his wife Anne for coffee by arrangement in the Gresham Hotel in Dublin, and they quickly became firm friends. Brian and Aloys would talk music, and discuss at length the means by which they could improve the music scene in Ireland. Ideas crystallised during these discussions, many of which would subsequently come to fruition. The Boydell home became an open house for musicians, and a venue where Brian Boydell and Aloys Fleischmann would retire to the music room to work on compositions.

Additional information

Type:

Disk, MP3

Audio series:

Fleischmann Collection

Bitrate:

96 kbps

Download time limit:

48 hours

File size(s):

7.87 MB, 15.11 MB, 5.99 MB, 9.17 MB, 12.41 MB

Number of files:

4

Product ID:

CDCKFL-03

Subject:

Brian Boydell and Aloys Fleischmann recalled

Recorded by:

Maurice O’Keeffe

Subscribe to Our Newsletter

    • We are collecting your email address in order to send you news and updates on our latest products. Please see our privacy policy for more details.
    • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.

Sponsors of Our Work Include

Our Sponsors View All Sponsors
https://www.googletagmanager.com/gtag/js?id=UA-129259123-1