Venue: Blanchardstown Library, The Civic Centre, Blanchardstown Centre, Dublin 15, D15 RY73
Music and Madness
Ronan Browne in Conversation with Ivor Browne
Born in 1929 (when Séamus Ennis was a mere ten years old) Ivor Browne has achieved more for the health and contentment of Ireland than others can imagine. A wild, barefoot, Jazz-trumpet-playing urchin, Ivor stumbled into medicine and psychiatry, from where he transformed Ireland’s mental health system with his characteristic open-hearted innocence and ‘can-do’ attitude. Throughout this amazing career, Ivor held a deep love for all forms of music but especially Irish music and Jazz. A close friend of Leo Rowsome, Willie Clancy, Tommy Reck, Denis Murphy & Tommie Potts, Ivor was particularly close to Séamus Ennis.
A serial musical collaborator, living in Conamara, Ronan has travelled the world sharing Irish music in his own open-hearted way. When Ronan met Séamus Ennis in the mid 1970s, he was immediately taken under Séamus’ musical wing and eagerly met him on every occasion possible.
Doors Open: 2:00pm
Commences At: 2:00pm