live till I die
The Story of Delia Murphy
woman performer made a bigger impact on the Irish entertainment
scene than Delia Murphy. In the late 1930s, all through the
war years, and for many years afterwards, she had the nation
singing along with her in songs like The Spinning Wheel,
Three Lovely Lassies from Bannion, The Moonshiner,
and Dan O'Hara.
was a unique personality on stage and off, and is credited
with laying the groundwork for the Irish Folk Revival. She
also worked fearlessly in the highly secret and very dangerous
"spies' parlour" escape network operated by Mons,
Hugh O'Flaherty - 'the Scarlet Pimpernel of the Vatican' -
in German-occupied Rome during the War.