We thank Presenter, John Greene for advance information regarding this evening’s programme – Sunday, 3rd March 2019. (S.R.)
This week’s edition of ‘Where the road takes me’, brings us to Gurranabraher, on the Northside of Cork City.
Accompamied by family and friends, John Greene pays tribute to John O’Shea, who was affectionately known as ‘The Singing Fireman’.
John who spent the first five years of his life in Ballymacthomas close to the Bells of Shandon, later moved to what was known as ‘The Red City’ in Gurranabraher. He passed away in February of last year at the age of eighty five.
Working initially as a farm hand for the famous Fr. O’Flynn, or ‘Flynnie’ as he was known as, John later pursued a full time career as a fireman.
But it was his work on stage as a singer and story-teller, that brought him notoriety all over the City and County.
Jimmy Crowley, Sean Ó Sé, John White and John O’Shea’s son Tony, join us on the first of a two part programme.
A tribute to ‘The singing fireman’, on ‘Where the road takes me’, this Sunday evening at 7 on C103.