The Music of The Surf
I discovered an actor, freedom fighter, intelligence officer and farmer as well as language activist and playwright
The curtain parted on Pete Galligan’s set and we were in the kitchen of the Seoighe family with Patch, his wife Bridgie, their daughter Delia and son Domhnall. A couple of hours later, the cast of Clarinbridge Drama Club took their last curtain call, and the audience emptied out into the darkness carrying strong images of life in an island community on the edge of the Atlantic. It was October 4, 2006, and The Music of The Surf had just had its world premiere. The man who wrote the play, Michael Conniffe, was from Tawin Island.