KWM.2016.0008 Programme, theatre, Sive, Abbey Theatre, Dublin, 1986.
KWM.2016.0009 Programme, theatre, Ill Met by Moonlight, Listowel Drama Group.
KWM.2016.0010 Programme, theatre, The Plough and the Stars, produced by Eamon Kelly. The groups staged the play in 1946.
KWM.2016.0011 Programme, theatre, The Couple Beggar, Listowel Drama Group.
KWM.2016.0012 Periodical, Amateur Drama Bulletin, 1964. Vol 1, No 1.
KWM.2016.0013 Manuscript, The Night of the Moon, Seamus White.
KWM.2016.0014 Playscript, A Letter from the General, Maurice McLoughlin, signed H. Wilson, 1962.
KWM.2016.0015 Play script, The Paddy Pedlar, Michael J. Molloy, signed Bill Kearney, Listowel, 1953. A production of this play represented Kerry in the inaugural All-Ireland Festival that year.
KWM.2016.0016 Programmes, theatre, Drama Festivals from all around Ireland, 1949 – 1975.
KWM.2016.0018 Periodicals, Advancing Drama in North Kerry, article from The Cork Examiner, 1979.
KWM.2016.0019 Magazine “Theatre Arts” July 1949 issue, Death of a Salesman.
KWM.2016.0024 Scrapbook of newspaper articles on A letter from the General, 1967.
KWM.2016.0025 Scrapbook of newspaper cuttings on The Moonlighters by George Fitzmaurice, 1968.
KWM.2016.0025 Scrapbook of newspaper cuttings on The Moonlighters by George Fitzmaurice, 1968.
KWM.2016.0026 Sheet Music, Francis and Day’s 36th Selection of Popular Successes,copyright 1927.
KWM.2016.0027 Sheet Music, Macushla, song by John McCormack, copyright 1910.
KWM.2016.0028 Sheet Music, I Hear You Calling Me, by John McCormack, copyright 1908.
KWM.2016.0029 Sheet Music, Carry me back to green pastures, words and music by Harry S. Pepper.
KWM.2016.0030 Sheet Music, Less than the dust and Kashmiri Song, Amy Woodforde-Finden, 1902.
KWM.2016.0031 Sheet Music, Academic Classics for the Pianoforte, signed by Master Eddie Leahy, Pearse St. Listowel 15/4/’26.
KWM.2016.0032 Sheet Music, Student’s Classics, Sonata in G, Mozart
KWM.2016.0033 Sheet Music, Rondo in D, Academic Classics for the Pianoforte, signed by Patricia Leahy.
KWM.2016.0034 Sheet Music, Arthur Hammerstein, Rose-Marie, A musical play, signed P. Leahy, copyright 1924.
KWM.2016.0035 Sheet Music, Play the Kunz Way. Album of piano transcriptions of the classics by Charlie Kunz, 1937.
KWM.2016.0036 Sheet Music, The Desert Song, by Otto Harbach, 1928.
KWM.2016.0037 Sheet Music, Sunset on the St. Lawrence, Maxime Heller, 1910.
KWM.2016.0038 Sheet Music, Carnival Memories Waltz, Oliver Turner.
KWM.2016.0039 Sheet Music, The Apex Edition of Classical songs, 1924/’37.
KWM.2016.0040 Sheet Music, Pianoforte Studies from the standard composers, copyright 1896.
KWM.2016.0041 Sheet Music, Academic Classics for the pianoforte.
KWM.2016.0042 Sheet Music, April, Tschaikowsky, Holmes and Karn, no 11.
KWM.2016.0043 Sheet Music, Sunny Spain, Suite by Auguste cons piano solo.
KWM.2016.0044 Sheet Music, Under the Double Edge, J. F. Wagner.
KWM.2016.0045 Sheet Music, Three books of music bound together, The real Irish Quadrille, Ophelia Sketch, Estudiantina.
KWM.2016.0046 Sheet Music, Russian ballet dances, Gould and Bottler, 1913.
KWM.2016.0047 Sheet Music, Pleading, song by Arthur L. Salmon, 1908.
KWM.2016.0048 Sheet Music, They Say, Edward Heyman, copyright 1938.
KWM.2016.0049 Sheet Music, My Fair Lady, piano selection, copyright 1956.
KWM.2016.0050 Sheet Music, A new school of studies for pianoforte, 1921.
KWM.2016.0127 Sheet music, compilation, signed P. Leahy, Copyright 1934.
KWM.2016.0103 Christmas card from John B. and Mary Keane, 1959, includes newspaper cutting and personal note from J.B. Keane.
KWM.2016.0182 Various articles on the publication of The Plays of George Fitzmaurice: Dramatic Fantasies, by George Fitzmaurice, Dolmen Press, 1967.
KWM.2016.0183 The Crows of Mephistopheles, Short Story Collection, by George Fitzmaurice, Dolmen Press, 1970.
KWM.2016.0184 Play by George Fitzmaurice, Dramatic Fantasies, 1st 1967.
KWM.2016.0185 The Plays of George Fitzmaurice: Realistic Plays by George Dolmen Press, 1970.
KWM.2016.0186 The Plays of George Fitzmaurice: Realistic Plays by George Dolmen Press, 1970
KWM.2016.0187 Plays of George Fitzmaurice, Folk Plays, Howard Slaughter 1969.
KWM.2016.0213 Newspaper Cutting Her Ambition, an article on Moira Murphy in Bryan MacMahon’s The Golden Folk 1960.
The Collection comprises the extensive newspaper coverage of The Golden Folk production, staged by the Listowel Drama Group, and subsequently, by the Abbey Theatre in 1960, as The Song of the Anvil. Seán Ó Riada, then musical director at the Abbey, composed the music for the play. The production later transferred to New York and was directed by Ria Mooney, who would have known MacMahon through the festival circuit. With a cast of over twenty, this fantasy play based on themes of religious superstition is set in the valley of Glensharon, which is under threat; that an evil spell might be cast by a stranger on the village and its folk at any time. Characters include a visionary, a failed priest, a magician, two village fools and a sex-starved spinster.
KWM.2016.0214 Newspaper Cutting on Bryan MacMahon’s The Golden Folk 1960.
KWM.2016.0215 Newspaper Cutting on Bryan MacMahon’s The Golden Folk 1960.
KWM.2016.0216 All-Ireland Theatre Festival 1953.
KWM.2016.0217 The Golden Folk – Irish Independent 1960.
KWM.2016.0218 Moira Murphy in The Golden Folk 1960.
KWM.2016.0219 Sive and The Country Boy plays, newspaper, 1960.
KWM.2016.0220 New York by J. B. Keane and The Golden Folk, 1960.
KWM.2016.0221 John B. Keane Sharon’s Grave, B. MacMahon The Golden Folk, Athlone Theatre Festival, 1960.
KWM.2016.0222 Athlone Drama Festival Sharon’s Grave, The Golden Folk, 1960.
The Golden Folk was later renamed Song of the Anvil.
KWM.2016.0223 Athlone Drama Festival Sharon’s Grave, The Golden Folk, Sunday Independent, 1960.
KWM.2016.0224 All-Ireland Drama Festival, Michael O’hAodha article, 1960.
KWM.2016.0225 All-Ireland Drama Festival from Irish Press, May 14, 1960.
KWM.2016.0226 Newspaper cutting, Listowel Drama Group wins prize at All-Ireland Drama Festival 1960.
KWM.2016.0227 The Golden Folk by B. MacMahon at All-Ireland Theatre Festival 1960.
KWM.2016.0228 The Golden Folk by B. MacMahon at Athlone Drama Festival, 1960.
KWM.2016.0229 Evening Press Newspaper cutting, contenders for prizes at All-Ireland Amateur Drama Festival.
KWM.2016.0230 Newspaper cutting, All-Ireland Drama Festival 1960.
KWM.2016.0231 Evening Herald newspaper cutting, Athlone Theatre Festival 1960.
KWM.2016.0232 Evening Herald newspaper cutting, Athlone Theatre Festival 1960.
KWM.2016.0233 Evening Press newspaper, Galway Theatre review 1960.
KWM.2016.0234 Irish Independent newspaper cutting, All-Ireland Drama Festival 1960.
KWM.2016.0235 J. B. Keane’s Sharon’s Grave in Ballyshannon. Evening Herald 1960.
KWM.2016.0236 Kerryman newspaper, The Golden Folk by B. MacMahon 1960.
KWM.2016.0237 The adjudicator’s role in amateur drama. Evening Herald 1960.
KWM.2016.0238 Bryan MacMahon play wins award at North Cork Drama Festival.
KWM.2016.0239 J. B. Keane’s Sharon’s Grave produced in Ballyshannon, newspaper 1960.
KWM.2016.0240 Irish Independent newspaper, All-Ireland Drama Festival, mention of Golden Folk by B. MacMahon and Sharon’s Grave by J. B. Keane 1960.
KWM.2016.0241 Irish Independent 1960, Curtain Falls on Amateur Thetre Season.
KWM.2016.0242 Evening Herald, Up Sive newspaper cutting about the success of J. B. Keane’s Sive 1960.
KWM.2016.0243 Evening Herald newspaper, critique of The Proposal.
KWM.2016.0244 Mr. Hugh Wilmot critic, newspaper cutting 1960.
KWM.2016.0245 Irish Independent cutting, B. MacMahon The Golden Folk at Kerry Drama Festival 1960.
KWM.2016.0246 Newspaper cutting Irish Independent 1960 theatre reviews.
KWM.2016.0247 1955, Westmeath Independent Dramatic Commentary.
KWM.2016.0248 1955, Athlone Theatre Festival, newspaper cutting.
KWM.2016.0249 Irish Press article on III Met by Moonlight all Ireland 1955.
KWM.2016.0250 Newspaper cutting on criticisms on minimum standards for plays 1955.
KWM.2016.0251 Photograph of Listowel Players, article on Liberator’s relative to adjudicate Kerry Drama Festival, article on Bugle in the Blood, MacMahon’s 1949 play, which was staged by the Abbey Theatre
KWM.2016.0252 Evening Press 1960 article on LDG winners and The Later Days are Cold.
KWM.2016.0253 The Winners at Athlone Evening Press 1960, Photos of Actors.
KWM.2016.0254 Newspaper cuttings: Athlone Festival, Evening Herald 1960.
KWM.2016.0255 Photos of All-Ireland Winners, Asdee Players, Irish Independent, 1960.
KWM.2016.0256 All-Ireland Festival, photo of Limerick group winning B. MacMahon Trophy, 1960.
KWM.2016.0257 Photo of Abbeyfeale Players presenting The Iron Harp on Irish Independent 1960.
KWM.2016.0258 Queens University Belfast students staging Murder in the Cathedral, Irish Press 1960.
KWM.2016.0259 Newspaper article on Sive from Evening Herald, 1960.
KWM.2016.0260 Newspaper article on Navan Players in Athlone, two black and white photos.
KWM.2016.0261 Evening Press article on Sive at St. Mary’s Theatre, Westport, fund-raiser 1960.
KWM.2016.0262 Mountain of a Play from Listowel, Evening Herald 1960.
KWM.2016.0263 Barry Cassin critic defends opinion Evening Press, 1960.
KWM.2016.0264 Opinion piece by Gabriel Fallon on New Drama arguing against 1960.
KWM.2016.0265 Article on Double Door in North Cork Festival and critique of B. Cassin by J. M. Filgate.
KWM.2016.0266 Newspaper articles on what local societies are doing by Ray McAnnally 1960.
KWM.2016.0267 Article in Kerryman, 1960, Cassin Greatly Moved by MacMahon play.
KWM.2016.0268 New Play has something worth saying The Golden Folk 1960.
KWM.2016.0269 Newspaper, Evening Herald, 1960 critique of plays nominated.
KWM.2016.0270 Newspaper Westmeath Independent. mentions of III Met by Moonlight and Bryan MacMahon’s Bugle in the Blood dated 1955.
KWM.2016.0271 Newspaper cutting no date mentions Bugle in the Blood.
KWM.2016.0272 Actor Barry Cassin hits out at Drama Festivals, Evening Press 1960.
KWM.2016.0273 Straw Boys, Golden Folk and The Black Stranger, Independent 1960.
KWM.2016.0274 News about staging The Gold Folk and Sive with Ray McAnally.
KWM.2016.0275 Great Reception for MacMahon play in Listowel, Kerryman, 1960.
KWM.2016.0276 Entrants for North Cork Drama Festival, Sharon’s Grave and Golden Folk, 1960.
KWM.2016.0277 Airing for Amateurs, Philip Rooney Irish Press, 1951, reference to a Radio Eireann Programme
KWM.2016.0278 Invitation card to attend unveiling of Bust Brendan Kennelly, 2014.
KWM.2016.0279 Flyer for the play Sive Abbey Theatre Logo, the year is 1993.
KWM.2016.0352 Upright John Brinsmead and Sans piano, featuring candlesticks.
KWM.2016.0487 The Bugle in the Blood by Bryan MacMahon; typewritten script 1949-1961 (3).
KWM.2016.0572 Small suitcase / cosmetic case owned by Bill Kearney.
KWM.2016.0573 Vintage cosmetics from Listowel Drama Group dated 1940 to 1960.
KWM.2016.0574 Costume spectacles and case from Listowel Drama Group 1960.
KWM.2021.0690/ 1-7 Photographs:
- Bill and Pat Kearney, c.1942
- Bill Kearney, c.1940s
- Bill Kearney backstage, date unknown
- Bill Kearney accepting an award, c.1961
- a special presentation made to Bill Kearney, c.1971
- Biographical notes written by Liz Gillen, née Kearney.