On this day…27 August

On 27 August 1904 Joyce sang on stage with John McCormack. The concert took place on the Saturday evening at the end of Horse Show week, and Joyce shared the stage with John McCormack, JC Doyle, Máire nic Shiubhlaigh and others. John McCormack had arrived back in Ireland earlier in 1904 after a year’s study […]

On this day…25 August

On 25 August 1909 Joyce attended the premiere of The Shewing-Up of Blanco Posnet. George Bernard Shaw’s play The Shewing-Up of Blanco Posnet had been banned in England by the Lord Chamberlain. But the Lord Chamberlain’s remit did not extend to Dublin theatres, and the Abbey Theatre agreed to stage the play. The Lord Lieutenant […]