March Away My Brothers
Friday 20th April, 8pm
March Away My Brothers is a one-man show taken from the book of the same name by Brendan MacQuaile; it follows the journey of a young Lad, Lawrence Kelly from Bridgefort Street in Dublin’s Liberties to the Christmas Truce in 1914, somewhere near the Messines ridge in Flanders where many Irish fought and died during the course of this terrible conflagration.
March Away My Brothers takes its title from a poem written in 1922 by George Chester Duggan, ‘The Watchers on Gallipoli’. Chester wrote the poem in memory of his two brothers George and Jack who were both killed on the same day in August 1915 near Suvla bay on the Turkish peninsula. Part of the reason for writing, both the book and the show, was to understand the role that Music had to play in the lives of the troops.
Tickets: €10. Early booking advised.