On Thursday April 11th 1912, fourteen people from the parish of Addergoole in Co. Mayo, boarded the RMS Titanic at Queenstown (Cobh) in Cork. They were setting out for a better life in the Land of Opportunity. Sadly, only three of the group would survive.
‘The Titanic & The Addergoole 14’ is an 11 minute audio piece from storyteller Helena Byrne’s latest album ‘Tóraíocht Shonais’ (Pursuit of Happiness). It tells the harrowing story of the Addergoole 14 & illustrates survivor Annie McGowan’s first hand account of the events in the early hours of April 15th 1912.
Helena will release ‘The Titanic & The Addergoole 14′ on April 15th 2018, the anniversary of the Titanic’s sinking. All proceeds from the track will go to the R.N.L.I.; the charity that saves lives at sea.
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On April 15th, ‘The Titanic & The Addergoole 14’ will be emailed directly to you.
Very special thanks to the relatives of the Addergoole 14 who helped to make this happen.
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Listen to an Extract from ‘The Titanic & The Addergoole 14’
Narration by Helena Byrne, Annie McGowan played by Margaret Toomey, Background voices by Mark Hewitt & Michael Heavey, Piano by Josh Johnston, Cello by Amy Ryan.
Descendants: Mary Kapolnek, Maureen Neary & MaryAnn King.
Written & Produced by Helena Byrne, Recorded by Michael Manning, Mastered by David Montuy