Angus Dunne – Breffni Players – Kiss My Arts: Episode 190

This week’s Kiss My Arts is taking a step back in time with a very special guest, Angus Dunne. The Carrick on Shannon man is celebrating directing another production, this time, “Juno and the Paycock” in The Dock this week at the spritely age of 93.

Angus joins Breifne to talk about the history of the Breffni Players, some of the people he’s had the pleasure of working with over the years and the highlights of 60 years involved with the Breffs.

He talks about growing up in Carrick and being lucky enough to get the opportunity to move back to work Arigna Power Station and having the opportunity to earn a living in Leitrim unlike so many of his peers, a story which is repeating itself generation after generation.

He reminisces about some of the fantastic productions he helped to put on stage over the years as an actor, director, producer, set designer and builder and why he’s still as eager to tread the boards at 93 years of age.

One of Leitrim’s true legendary characters, the softly spoken Angus is fantastic company for half an hour of looking back through the years in Carrick and the entire county of Leitrim.

The Breffni Player’s production of “Juno and the Paycock” by Sean O’Casey runs in the Dock Arts Centre, Carrick on Shannon until Saturday evening.

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