Audio: The Pre-Electric Picnic

THE CANCELLATION of this year’s Electric Picnic means the highlight of many people’s autumn calendar – and a huge source of income for so many in Stradbally, Co. Laois, and beyond – has been lost for another year.

Perhaps it’s been online all the time, but by an odd coincidence I was directed just now to an audio piece I wrote 5 years ago called The Pre-Electric Picnic, about my childhood memories of Stradbally. long before the Picnic’s carnival of welcome, dancing madness arrived on the scene.

It’s the opening item on an episode of RTÉ’s Sunday Miscellany, read by myself, and produced by Aoife Nic Cormaic, to whom many thanks. Hope you enjoy it.

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