Archive for May, 2015

A Harp in Heaven: A story from this month’s issue of the Ohio Irish American News

Wednesday, May 27th, 2015

Illuminations: Turlough O’Carolan By: J. Michael Finn Persons who play the Irish harp are known as harpers, those who play concert harps are known as harpists. By far the most famous Irish harper was Turlough O’Carolan. In his lifetime he composed over 200 pieces of music for the harp. Even more amazing, he was totally […]

Forever Seven: Tom Clarke by Anne Waters. A Story from this month’s issue of the Ohio Irish American News​

Monday, May 25th, 2015

Forever Seven: Tom Clarke by Anne Waters A Story from this month’s issue of the Ohio Irish American News​ Tom Clarke was the first Signatory to the Irish Proclamation and the oldest of all seven. He is epitomised by his dedication and continual struggle throughout his life for Irish Independence. He was the spirit of […]

Living with Lardie: Another Audition Adventure: A story from this month’s issue of the Ohio Irish American News​

Thursday, May 21st, 2015

Living with Lardie: Another Audition Adventure by Richard Lardie​  A story from this month’s issue of the Ohio Irish American News​ My last story on the audition revealed the craziness of my youth. My wife accuses me of not being able to grow up. I am afraid this story may prove her right. In the […]