Sunday, December 29, 2013

School Musical in CCR 1973

Being from a musical family I was always encouraged to take part in musicals during my time (1972-1977) in boarding school in Cistercian College Roscrea (CCR). In an all-boys school it was the lot of 1st and 2nd year students to play the parts of girls before our voices broke. In my 2nd year, the musical was "Lilac Time" by Franz Schubert, this was probably performed just before Christmas in 1973.

I got the part of one of the three sisters - "Willi Veit", and there I am in the photo below in the middle of the three "girls" on the left side of the stage. This was the last time I wore a dress! Until a few days ago I had never seen this photo nor knew of its existence. An uncle based in Canada who was moving house recently sent this to my Mum - how he came into possession of the photo from 40 years ago I have no idea. I recognise some of the lads in the photo, but most of the "boys" were probably 5th year students. Check out the hair, there are no wigs! If you have any CCR connections, please share this photo.
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(Photo scanned without permission from a print taken by Cotter Photos of Birr, Co Offaly)

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