Join us for the Re Visit!
This sell out original concept of A Sense of Ireland came about through the close co-operation of both the Australian Irish Heritage Association in Perth and the Irish Government last year. The original presentation was the official event of the WA 1916 Centenary Commemoration.
This year we are offering an update with a focus on the Great War. We tell the narrative behind the only Irish Australian VC Award recipient Martin O’ Meara, described as “the most fearless and gallant soldier”. We create an evening that encompasses not just gallantry, but digs deeper into our rich heritage of song, poetry, and music, from traditional folk and classical right through the centuries. The Irish literary giants James Joyce and William Butler Yeats get their opportunity. Poets like Arthur O’Shaughnessy from the 18th Century and the melodies of Thomas Moore are there, in abundance.
We have endeavored to bring our Perth audience on a walk through the centuries, tarrying a while to hear that song of that time. We also feature the huge legacy of C Y O’Connor in song and really creative dance.
A special feature is the escape from Fremantle Gaol by our Wild Geese; we remember the Great Famine and emigration to these shores. There is plenty of nostalgia, fun and celebration in the evening.
The show will be hosted by former International Rose of Tralee Nyomi Horgan, who will be joined by veteran ABC broadcaster Gerry Gannon to both unwrap the past, and celebrate the present and future Ireland. The huge array of talent who will join them on stage range from Perth Choirs to Internationally acknowledged winners of Irish dance, Perth’s singers of both classical Irish Opera and the more traditional folk and ballad lovers will not be disappointed.
This evening will be really so special. There will only be the one!!
Devised and directed by Frank Murphy, this show is suitable for ages 6 and above.
Special family ticket price for 2 Adults and 2 children - $45 per ticket.