Paddy Comerford
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Paddy Comerford


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Track 1: Growing up in the northside of Cork city in the 1930s and 40s. He was brought up by his grand-aunt and grandmother. In 1947 he joined the British Navy, but soon afterwards began work for the Cork Examiner. Track 2: His introduction to the theatrical scene in Cork. Taking part in the Artful Dodger’s Pantomime, and joining the Southern Theatre Group. Track 3: Learning the craft of acting and his passion for the work. Track 4: Great performances over the decades, and the community which was involved in the performing arts. Track 5: A discussion on his comic sketches, and where he got his material from. Track 6: The preparation for the shows, and the different characters he played in pantomime. Superstitions in the theatre world. Track 7: He explains the benefits of a live pantomime performance. Track 8: Observations on theatre comedy today.

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Audio series:

Cork Theatrical Collection


128 kbps

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48 hours

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20.41 MB, 2.96 MB, 5.39 MB, 14.90 MB, 14.57 MB, 7.73 MB

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Comedy in the performing arts

Recorded by:

Maurice O’Keeffe