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Irish Pier wins Tasmanian Award
I was very pleased to be informed last month that my son, Chris, and I had won Tasmania's major annual folk song-writing award, The Mike Silverwood Memorial Prize for our song, The Irish Pier. Chris wrote the music and I wrote the lyrics. The song is about…Continue
With almost 10,000 Irish convicts arriving in Van Diemen's Land (now Tasmania) between 1840 and 1853 combined with numerous other Irish convicts sent via England prior to that time, assisted Irish immigrants and some more wealthy Irish settlers, it is no surprise that many Tasmanians feel a strong bond with Ireland and…