The John Murray Show Monday 30 December 2013
Karen started her life in law and trained as a barrister. But acting was what she longed to do and she worked as an actress for many years before joining ‘The Nualas’ and was with them for three years. She then returned to college and did an MPhil in Irish Theatre Studies. She returned to acting, but particularly her own shows.
She’s been visiting Finland for about ten years. She was first invited to perform her show at the festival in Pori in 2003 and has since become a regular visiting artist, performing plays in Finnish and her own shows. She works with the Finnish ‘Lovers Theatre’ company which is one of the biggest independent theatre companies in Finland.
She tells us about life and language in Finland.
Also in studio was Maria Tecce of The Nualas who brings us up to date on what they have planned for 2014.
Karen sings "For a Minute" live in studio with Maria Tecce, Cian Boylan and Daithi Dubh
Donal Walsh RIP
Donal Walsh, the Kerry teenager who touched so many lives while battling cancer, died this year. He came to prominence through his writings and fundraising to help provide age appropriate teenage facilities in hospital and hospice centres as well as promoting his anti-suicide message.
John talks to some of his friends and family about his legacy and how he touched their own lives. In studio were his sister Jema, his cousin Eoin Walsh and his friends John Kelly and Cormac Coffey.