Apart from writing books, Geoff Cronin also contributed to the blog in the last three years. He was delighted to share a selection of his stories from his three books from time to time and during the recent Classical Music series on Luciano Pavarotti, he suggested that I might use this story about the great tenor and his most ardent fan.
I am sure that he will be delighted that his storytelling continues with the serialisation of his books.
The Colour of Life – Chapter One – Pigeons.
Chapter Two – My Grandfather’s Story – 1930
Chapter Three – The Crane
Chapter Four and Five – Pitch and Toss and Cricket in Woodstown
Chapter Six – The making of a snare
Chapter Seven – How the Stable was built in 1936
Chapter Eight – The Devil Finds Work.
Chapter Nine- The Financier and the Farmer’s Wife
Chapter Ten – The Station
Chapter 11 – The Price of a Habit
Chapter 12 – The shop Part One
Chapter 13 – The Shop Part Two
Chapter 14 – James the Landlord
Chapter 15 – The Snipe Shoot
Chapter 17 – Work on a Timber Gang
Chapter 18 – The Digs in Dublin
Chapter 19 – The Nuns at the Glue Pot
Chapter 20 – The Mobile Cinema
Chapter 21 – The Ferguson Tractor.
Chapter 22 – The Dance Scene 1950
Chapter 23 – The Haul of Bass
Chapter 24 – The Rosary 1955
Colour of Life Extra – Behind every great man!
Chapter 25 – Tommy and the Fish and The Power of Prayer
Chapter 26 – The Tangler’s Hat
Chapter 27 – The Turkey Run
Chapter 28 – Salad and Omelets in Kritsa 1975
Chapter 29 – Sangria 1976
The Last Public Execution
The Cure and other Snippets
Technique and the Soliloquy and Snippets
He who laughs last and Technique Kerry Style
The Bermuda Triangle
Bread and Flails
Street Musicians and Snippets
A Little Bit Extra – Shaggy Dog Story
The Bed to Beat All and Rural Electrification
The Banks (of the Suir)
Traditions and Smoke signals
100 plants and snippets
The Tin Chapel Men
The Yards of Waterford