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.
by. Keane, John . 1928-2002. Books for People with Print Disabilities. Musical instrument makers, Bodhrán. New York : Four Walls Eight Windows. Internet Archive Books. Gutierres on August 22, 2011. SIMILAR ITEMS (based on metadata).
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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This powerful and poignant novel provides John B. Keane with a passport to the highest levels of Irish literature . The Bodhran Makers was even better - this book had everything
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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.