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Black Day at Black Hill [2]

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Full title: Berlin to Black Hill: a wartime tragedy in the Wicklow Mountains – a documentary film [DVD]

Creator / Author: Mark Goldsborough Wright, producer and director

Item Type: DVD (video disc)

Publisher: Goldsborough Productions in association with DOCUMENTARY 2 U

About: At about 4.30 in the morning of April 18th, 1941, an RAF Hampden bomber which was supposed to be returning from a bombing mission to Germany crashed east of Blessington at Blackhill, Lacken. This documentary film, narrated mainly by Patrick Long, tells the story of the events surrounding the tragic crash. All four crewmen perished and were buried in St. Mary’s Churchyard, Blessington following a funeral with full military honours provided by the Irish army.

Extra #1: The DVD was launched on 4th November, 2015 with a public screening in Miley’s Pub, Blessington.

Extra #2: Check Libraries Ireland for this DVD.

CKAS – Promoting Local History Since 1891


Full title: The Journal of the County Kildare Archaeological Society: 1891-2007, Vol.I – Vol. XIX

Creator / Author: The County Kildare Archaeological Society

Item Type: DVD (data disc)

When Published: ca.2008

Publisher / Place of Publication: The County Kildare Archaeological Society / County Kildare, Ireland.

About: The County Kildare Archaeological Society was founded in 1891 and has, since then, actively promoted the archaeological and historical heritage of County Kildare and adjacent areas. This fully searchable DVD contains the entire contents of all nineteen volumes of the journal of the Society which were published from its foundation until 2007. The content of this DVD, together with archive issues of the Kildare Observer newspaper, has recently been made available online.

ID number(s): 0332-0782

WW Connection #1: The Journal contains much material specifically related to West Wicklow.

Extra #1: Check Libraries Ireland for this DVD.

Extra #2: Check OCLC WorldCat.org for this DVD in libraries worldwide

Extra #3: Search and access the content of this DVD free of charge, courtesy of the Co. Kildare Archaeological Society and Kildare Library Services.

Extra #4: Visit the County Kildare Archaeology Society website.

No Sound Like the Hollywood Sound

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© Tara Music

Full title: Holly Wood

Creator / Author: The Voice Squad

Item Type / Count: Music CD / 13 tracks

When Published: 1988 (re-issued in 1991)

Publisher / Place of Publication: Tara Music Company / Basement, 18 Upper Mount Street, Dublin 2.

About: St. Kevin’s Church in Hollywood in West Wicklow is over 1000 years old and was used as a venue for the ‘Music Under the Mountains Festival’ in 1991. The Voice Squad sang there and found the natural sound quality of the church to be the best they had ever come across. They returned  later and recorded most of this disc there. The Voice Squad are a three-piece vocal group who sing ballads unaccompanied in the old traditional manner.

ID number(s): TARACD 4013

Contents [Track listing]: The Coventry Carol — The Cocks are Crowing – The Sheepstealers — A Stor Mo Chroí — Jimmy Murphy — I am Stretched on your Grave — Good People All (Wexford Carol) — The Brown and The Yellow Ale — Sarah Jane — Down in Yon Forest — A Fond Kiss — Annan Waters — The Parting Glass.

Extra #1: Check Libraries Ireland for this recording.

Extra #2: Check OCLC WorldCat.org for this recording in libraries worldwide

Extra #3: Link to additional information and audio samples via the Tara Music website

Tinahely Tenor’s Top Twenty +

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© cdworld.ie

Full title: Dermot Troy – Remembered

Creator / Author: Dermot Troy

Item Type / Count: Music CD / 24 tracks

When Published: 2007

Publisher / Place of Publication: RTÉ / Donnybrook, Dublin 4.

About: This is a music compact disc issued on the RTÉ Lyric FM label. The lyric tenor Dermot Troy had a brief but remarkable life. He did not study music until he was 22 years old, but regrettably died from a heart attack at the age of thirty-five. In the intervening years he shared a stage with the likes of Maria Callas, Joan Sutherland and Elizabeth Schwartzkopf and has come to be regarded as second only to Count John McCormack.

ID number(s): RTELYRICCD114

Contents [Track listing]: Lament for Owen Roe — An Piobaire — The Enchanted Valley — Padraic the Fidler — The Gentle Maiden — She is Far From the Land — The Last Rose of Summer — Believe Me if all These — At the Mid Hour of the Night — The Minstrel Boy — Rase, Schiksal [from Zaide] — Herr Und Freund [from Zaide] — Standhen — Ich Liebe Dich — Gern Hab Ich Die Frauen — Core ‘ ngrato — Funiculi, Funicula — L’Ultima Canzone — Marechiare — Love Could I Only Tell Thee — Rose of Picardy — Home, Sweet Home — Shine Through My Dreams — As I Sit Here.

WW Connection #1: Dermot Troy was born in Tinahely in South West Wicklow.

Extra #1: includes CD insert booklet with much biographical information and photographs.

Extra #2: Check Libraries Ireland for this publication.

Extra #3: Check OCLC WorldCat.org for this publication in libraries worldwide


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