History Talk 3rd Mar: “Not Father O’Malley” by Roger Browne

Dear All

Here is the link for next Thursday’s history talk 3rd March by Roger Browne at 1.30pm

Not Father O’Malley by Roger Browne

“Not Father O’Malley” traces Roger’s childhood in wartime and post war Salford, it features the music that he heard and enjoyed, in his home city from a very early age. Music, which lead to him singing Al Jolson songs in public from the age of three, recording “Come back to Sorrento” at the age of four, teaching himself to play the piano at the age of five and spending a lifetime in Jazz, Musical Theatre, Drama and Grand Opera  accompanying many international jazz stars, and directing over 120 full scale musicals.

“Not Father O’Malley” takes an hilarious look at what it was like to be brought up in a city, blitzed in the war, ravaged by poverty, and strangled by overcrowded and inadequate housing, but how his greatest memories are of kindness, compassion, humanity, music and, above all, humour, lots of humour

He relates the consequences of being brought up as a Roman Catholic, but falling short of what was expected of him, by his parish priest, by becoming a fan of the wrong soccer club.

As with all of his talks, Roger illustrates “Not Father O’Malley” with live piano playing, singing and any number of crazy, hilarious stories.

Please come and join us at 1.30pm on Thurs March 3rd by clicking on the long link or using the meeting ID and passcode through the zoom app. Remember to mute yourself during the talk.

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Meeting ID: 851 1149 1149
Passcode: 882403

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