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Saturday 21 October 2017

Musical memories in Wexford library

By Amy Lewis

On Thursday evening in Wexford Library Liam Gaul gave a talk on the stories and song's of Delia Murphy.
On Thursday evening in Wexford Library Liam Gaul gave a talk on the stories and song's of Delia Murphy.

A large crowd gathered in Wexford Library recently as local historian Liam Gaul talked and serenaded them through the life of Irish singer Delia Murphy.

Liam took the audience on a journey through the entertainer's career and focused on some of her most popular songs such as 'If I Were a Blackbird', 'The Spinning Wheel' and 'Three Lovely Lassies'. He also spoke about her personal life as the wife of one of Ireland's most celebrated ambassadors TJ Kiernan. From the 1920s to the 1960s. the pair lived in many places including London, Rome, Canberra and Washington as TJ was posted to various Irish embassies around the world. As a result, Delia wrote and recorded many of her hits abroad.

Liam's passionate presentation, accompanied by photos and recordings of Delia's songs, proved to be a trip down memory lane for many in attendance.

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