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Song about convict women wins WAMI Music Award - Song of the Year People's Choice

Started this discussion. Last reply by David Boon Oct 16, 2010. 1 Reply

Christina Take Me Home written by Fred Rea and Fiona Rea for Christina Henri's Roses from the heart CDWON the People's Choice Award WAMI Song of the Year 2010THANK YOU TO ALL WHO VOTED FOR THIS SONG…Continue

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'Returning Back Home', Concert, Irish Club, Subiaco, Western Australia

Christina Henri would like to thank the many people who attended the Roses from the Heart(r) Returning Home Concert at the Irish Club, Subiaco, western Australia on Sunday January 9, 2011. Special guests included:The honorary Irish Consul in WA, Mr Michael Nolan and his wife Eleanor Nolan.  PJ and Maura Malone, Gerry…See More
Jan 16, 2011
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Check out Aine Ni She's violin playing in 'Sky and Sea'

For those who were at the Cork City Gaol or the Cobh Heritage Centre on August 28/29 2010 you will know what I am referring to when I mention Aine Ni She’s violin instrumental - the featured introduction to Dave McGilton’s song ‘Sky and Sea’.As those gathered in the Cork City Gaol listened to the poignant sounds of the violin lamenting ….. there was a presence within the stone walls that cannot be explained.Those attending will reflect on the unexplainable. They will remember the violin, the…See More
Oct 27, 2010
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Oct 26, 2010
David Boon replied to Christina Henri's discussion Song about convict women wins WAMI Music Award - Song of the Year People's Choice
"Christina, This is a wonderful reward for a great song that recognises the work you have done to commemorate the lives of female convicts sent to Van Diemen's Land. Many of these women of course were from Ireland."
Oct 16, 2010
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Song about convict women wins WAMI Music Award - Song of the Year People's Choice

Christina Take Me Home written by Fred Rea and Fiona Rea for Christina Henri's Roses from the heart CDWON the People's Choice Award WAMI Song of the Year 2010THANK YOU TO ALL WHO VOTED FOR THIS SONG that tells the convict women's storySee More
Oct 15, 2010
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Oct 5, 2010
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Roses from the heart CD brings the female convict story alive with new songs, rejuvenated songs and great traditional songs plus an introduction by Christina Henri.

The Roses from the heart CD can be ordered fromwww.christinahenri.com.auInformation on the website shows the itinerary for the Roses from the heart Tour to Ireland August- September 2010. The Roses from the heart CD will be launched at the Cork City Gaol at a special event on Saturday 28 August. mso-ansi-language:EN-US"">Roses from the Heart® Tour of IRELANDmso-ansi-language:EN-US"">AUGUSTFri 27 Skibbereen Co Cork Heritage Week Centre…See More
Jul 26, 2010
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Commemoration of the Victims and Emigrants of the Irish Famine 1845-1852.

Many convicts were transported to Australia during 1845-1852 because of the 1840’s famine that cost the lives of well over 1.5 million and saw amillion plus people leave Ireland, many on coffin ships.With the Cascades Female Factory Project Manager, Shirley McCarron’s support and assistance, I organised a Commemorative Event held in conjunction with many others in Ireland and elsewhere.We had no funding - just word of mouth and some radio and local newspaper advertising - even so 150 people…See More
May 21, 2010
Christina Henri posted a blog post

Commemoration of the Victims and Emigrants of the Irish Famine 1845-1852.

Many convicts were transported to Australia during 1845-1852 because of the 1840’s famine that cost the lives of well over 1.5 million and saw amillion plus people leave Ireland, many on coffin ships.With the Cascades Female Factory Project Manager, Shirley McCarron’s support and assistance, I organised a Commemorative Event held in conjunction with many others in Ireland and elsewhere.We had no funding - just word of mouth and some radio and local newspaper advertising - even so 150 people…See More
May 21, 2010
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Alderman Helen Burnett places the wreath

Hobart City Council Deputy Mayor, Alderman Helen Burnett, lays a wreath to commemorate the victims and emigrants of Ireland's Great Famine.The event was organised by Christina Henri and will become an annual tribute.
May 20, 2010
Christina Henri and Loraine Meagher Huemmer are now friends
Feb 21, 2010
Christina Henri left a comment for David Boon
"Hullo David, Congratulations on your Irish ancestry. I am writing my weekly 'convict woman' story for the Hobart Mercury (Tasmanian newspaper). It has to be in by morning so I must get a move along! I am so glad you are researching into…"
Feb 18, 2010
Christina Henri and David Boon are now friends
Feb 18, 2010
Christina Henri replied to David Boon's discussion Fields of Athenry Sequel - What hapened to Mary Walsh?
"Dear David, As you would be aware the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery in Hobart has the original letter written on behalf of James Walsh to his wife Mary. The letter shows that a previous letter written on James' behalf, sent to Mary in…"
Feb 18, 2010
David Boon left a comment for Christina Henri
"Hello Christina, I see you got my message. You will love the site. I am sure you will enjoy your trip to Ireland. We are heading over next year hopefully."
Feb 18, 2010
Christina Henri updated their profile
Feb 18, 2010

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About Me:
I am a conceptual artist with a Memorial - Roses from the Heart(tm) - to ALL, 25,566, convict women transported to Australia from Ireland, England, Scotland and Wales. Last year I found out that I have irish ancestry - that was very exciting. Information about my Memorial is on my website www.christinahenri.com.au
I will be visiting Ireland this year holding events in Cork, Dublin and Kilkeel in August and September.
Website (If any):
http://www.christinahenri.com.au
Favorite Music:
Pete St. John
Dave McGilton
Maria Forde
Dougie Maclean
Bernard Carney
Currently Reading? (Books Magazines etc)
Beautiful Bodies by Gerald Stone. In August 1833, the Amphitrite, a small ship sailing from England to the Australian penal colonies, was wrecked in a storm on the French coast. She carried 102 female prisoners, 12 children, the captain, crew, medical officer and his wife. Only three survived.

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'Returning Back Home', Concert, Irish Club, Subiaco, Western Australia

Posted on January 16, 2011 at 1:30 0 Comments

Christina Henri would like to thank the many people who attended the Roses from the Heart(r) Returning Home Concert at the Irish Club, Subiaco, western Australia on Sunday January 9, 2011.

 

Special guests included:

The honorary Irish Consul in WA, Mr Michael Nolan and his wife…

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Check out Aine Ni She's violin playing in 'Sky and Sea'

Posted on October 27, 2010 at 13:48 0 Comments

For those who were at the Cork City Gaol or the Cobh Heritage Centre on August 28/29 2010 you will know what I am referring to when I mention Aine Ni She’s violin instrumental - the featured introduction…

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Combine the harmonious voices of Dave McGilton with Aine Whelan in 'Sky and Sea' and you have the perfect duo

Posted on October 26, 2010 at 0:42 0 Comments

Those of you who have listened to Sky and Sea will have to admit Dave McGilton and Aine Whelan's voices work a treat.


Perfect harmony, and then add in the entire Group - Dave McGilton, Aine Whelan, Aine Ni She and Donncha Moynihan - and you have the sound presented to the audience at the Roses from the Heart(r) Concert at the Cobh Heritage Centre in August this year. You could have heard a pin drop as these four musicians gave voice to the song of those left…
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SKY and SEA, song written by Cork musician Dave McGilton. Hear this brilliant song on http://rosesfromtheheart.tumblr.com/

Posted on October 25, 2010 at 14:37 0 Comments

Sky and Sea, written by cork musician Dave McGilton can be heard on Christina Henri's Travel Blog - http://rosesfromtheheart.tumblr.com/


This man has talent.


Dave McGilton writes about those left behind when their loved ones leave Ireland. Although the song was written about convict men watching their women being taken away forever to 'parts unknown' across the sea to Australia. The…
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At 12:03 on February 18, 2010, David Boon said…
Hello Christina, I see you got my message. You will love the site. I am sure you will enjoy your trip to Ireland. We are heading over next year hopefully.
 
 
 

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