The Full Circle show at Gunning went really well – we played at the Gunning Shire Hall for a show in honour of a family reunion. It seems the O’Neill’s and the O’Briens and the Heffernans once owned most of the land between Gunning ans Western Sydney back 150 years or so. And this weekend saw their descendants descend on Gunning Shire Hall. They came from London, Perth, Darwin and Brisbane to be there so we played a mix of traditional Irish and Australian tunes and songs.
The dark family secrets came out along with the red wine and champagne. There were quick back-of-the-envelope calculations to confirm the four months between wedding and birth of one set of ancestors and intrigue was in the air.
It’s amazing what stories can be found in small outback towns