Moya Doherty
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Moya Doherty


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Track 1: Memories of early childhood in Donegal where her parents were schoolteachers and the speaking of Irish in the home. Track 2: The family moved to Balbriggan in Dublin when Moya was seven, her father taught in Lusk; after a short time the family relocated to Dollymount Avenue in Clontarf. Recalled the mentors who encouraged her at drama school in Manor House. Track 3: Reminisced on her competitive nature; entered RTÉ in 1977, training as a broadcasting assistant, producer’s assistant, producer and director. Track 4: Worked for TV-AM in the UK, with her husband John McColgan. In 1981, returned to RTÉ, where she worked as producer, director, actor, presenter and reporter, while John worked in TV in Australia for one year. Track 5: Recalled the various programmes she produced and directed, including young peoples’ shows and documentaries for ‘Prime Time’. Also acted as producer for the charity telethon. Track 6: In 1993 RTÉ offered her the producer’s job for the Eurovision Song Contest in Ireland. There followed, in 1994, the experience of producing the phenomenon of Riverdance. The background to this extraordinary endeavour. Track 7: Memories of touring the world with the Riverdance show – the logistics of travel, the dancers, the musicians, the costumes, the exceptional performances that received rapturous reviews. Track 8: The ways in which Riverdance has evolved over the years. Track 9: The challenges that still remain for women in business.

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Disk, MP3

Audio series:

Fingal (north Dublin), second series


160 kbps

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48 hours

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5.78 MB, 6.49 MB, 2.84 MB, 4.54 MB, 4.15 MB, 11.71 MB, 8.31 MB, 3.60 MB, 4.10 MB

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Maurice O’Keeffe – Irish Life and Lore