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Carmen Cullen – ‘The Story of Delia Murphy’ | Dun Uladh Heritage Centre in Omagh

Saturday 7th April 8:30pm Tickets £5

Delia Murphy Kiernan (16 February 1902 – 11th February 1971) was a singer and collector of Irish ballads. She recorded several 78 rpm records in the the 1930s, 1940s and 1950s. In 1962 she recorded her only LP. The Queen of Connemara for Irish Prestige Records, New York, on the cover of which her name appears alongside the LP title. During world war II, she aided Vatican official, Monsignor Hugh O’Flaherty, in saving the lives of 6,500 Allied soldiers and Jews, while her husband, Dr. Thomas J. Kiernan, was the Irish Ambassador in Rome from 1941-46. Her niece Carmen Cullen will tell the story of Delia Murphy, perform her songs and illustrate her life and successes, with her family and other photographs, Gerry Anderson will accompany Carmen.

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