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Author: John B. Keane
ISBN: 156833186X
Subcategory: Humanities
Pages 353 pages
Publisher Roberts Rinehart (October 10, 2000)
Language English
Category: Other
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by John B. Keane


John Brendan Keane (21 July 1928 – 30 May 2002) was an Irish playwright, novelist and essayist from Listowel, County Kerry.

John Brendan Keane (21 July 1928 – 30 May 2002) was an Irish playwright, novelist and essayist from Listowel, County Kerry. A son of a national school teacher, William B. Keane, and his wife Hannah (née Purtill), Keane was educated at Listowel National School and then at St Michael's College, Listowel. He worked as a chemist's assistant for .

This is the first John Keane book I have read and I thoroughly enjoyed it. He has a great ability to develop the characters and tell a wonderful story full of ups and downs.

Ships from and sold by sellingtales. Only 9 left in stock (more on the way). This is the first John Keane book I have read and I thoroughly enjoyed it. Plus as a bodhran player it was fun to learn more about these great drums.

In the Kerry village of Dirrabeg in the 1950s, the annual wren dance is a moment of light within the dark winter, especially for bodhrán player Donal Hallapy, whose skills are in high demand.

Life is harsh in close-knit community of Dirrabeg, a community on the Dingle Peninsula facing extinction in the mid-1950's. In the Kerry village of Dirrabeg in the 1950s, the annual wren dance is a moment of light within the dark winter, especially for bodhrán player Donal Hallapy, whose skills are in high demand. But this paganism, and the singing, dancing and drinking that take place, are anathema to Canon Tett, who resolves to crush the old customs. Donal Hallapy, devoted father of a large family, is a bodhran player.

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Read unlimited books and audiobooks on the web, iPad, iPhone and Android. He is always in great demand whenever the once-a-year wrendances take place, a day long festival on St Stephen’s Day, which can be traced back to pagan times.

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The Bodhran Makers book. This was a a book club choice and my first (of many) John B Keane's. For some reason, I didn't expect to enjoy it, expecting it to be a bit too stage- Irishy but right from the beginning I was hooked.

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John B Keane, who has died aged 73 of prostate cancer, was one of Ireland's most forthright, individualistic and . The Bodhran Makers (1986) portrayed the vivid clash of ultramontane, hardline Catholicism with the spontaneity and freedom of ordinary life.

Born in Listowel, in the heart of Co Kerry, which has always considered itself a kingdom apart, Keane's literary background was similar to that of many other writers whose achievements contributed to "the Listowel phenomenon". Keane was a popular figure, who took his public responsibilities seriously.

A novel of Ireland by the bestselling author of The Field. A saga of the struggle between hard-living farmers and the Church, The Bodhran Makers is set in rural Ireland in the 1950s. The Bodhran (pronounced bough-rawn) makers of the title are a poverty-stricken people who never lost their dignity. Every January, they celebrate their Celtic ancestry with a festival of singing, drinking, and music-making with the Bodhran, a drum made from goat skin.

A saga of the struggle between hard-living farmers and the Church, The Bodhran Makers is set in rural Ireland in the 1950s. The Bodhran (pronounced bough-rawn), makers of the title are "poverty stricken people who never lost their dignity." Every January, they celebrate their Celtic ancestry with a festival of singing, drinking, and music making with the Bodhran, a drum made from goat skin.
Gagas
This book gives an idea of what life was like for a lot of folks in 1950s Ireland & I appreciated those insights. The Church had an incredible hold on & influence over the people which made me appreciate our founding fathers & what this country means all the more. He uses words & phrases in a way we don't, for instance he referred to a "brace of eggs" but it's easy enough to get the gist of what he's talking about. Parts of it were exciting, wondering what was going to happen, & I find myself thinking about the characters here several days afterwards. So, if you need something to read on a rainy day this could be a good choice. I'm glad I read it, I'd put it on a Might Like To Read list rather then Must Read.
Jox
Although some reviewers have called this book 'funny' I found it more serous than most I suppose. Historically accurate about the period of time that thousands of Irish left the countryside to find work in England, it's the characters and the language/prose that drove this book for me. There are so many words that are not in my vocabulary! The plot was slow but sure in its development, allowing time to fall completely in love with all the characters (except the head priest and his nosy housekeeper). I couldn't put it down and was sad to reach the end.
Virtual
Keane's wonderful storytelling skills draw you into the lives of the characters and not only vividly depict a time now gone, but a spirit which may also regretfully be long gone in Ireland. (No, I take that back, you can still glimpse a bit of that spirit in the "letters" page of the Irish Times!) Keane is tough on the Catholic church and clergy of that era, as well as, the social structures of the town vs. the country people. But it is an honest portrayal and never completely black and white or cartoonish. Although I have seen Keane's play "Sive" I had never read one of his books before and was delighted with this one. I didn't want to put it down and now that it's finished I wish I were still reading it!
Dawncrusher
This is not a novel I would have chosen but as my husband is a Bodhran player I got it for him. So I read it first it was very good and the characters had depth. It gave a very realistic idea of life in this Irish village and the sadness of the children having to leave to find work and a life so they could advance themselves. It was quiet witty in many places and I think gave a very realistic view of what a priests life in a parish was like maybe still like. I loved the characters personalities. There were quiet a few to follow but a good description was given of all the main ones.
Mazuzahn
This book was very different but I thoroughly enjoyed it. It moved rather slowly but brought me rto get back to Ireland and this is why I picked it. I would recommend it to anyone who has visited Ireland and loved it.
Wishamac
Book was exactly as described, but I haven't read the book yet to review the story. Happy with the service though.
Otrytrerl
Great
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