Turlough MacDaid

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Turlough
Family name: 
MacDaid
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Interview Number: 
379
Interview Date(s): 
27 Apr 1996
19 Feb 2001
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THE FULL INTERVIEW IS LOCATED BELOW THESE NOTES.

It is unclertain whether the 1996 interview exists separately, but there is paperwork for it in the BFI set of log sheets. (DS Sep 2019)

BECTU HISTORY PROJECT Notes on interview with Turlough MacDaid 19th February, 2001 Tape 1, side 1 Bom October 6"* 1932 at Castle Bechy{?}. Father merchant seaman, mother a seamstress. Eldest of 3 brothers, Liam, local catholic school, Bara. Left at age 14. Apprenticeship at Cammel Laird, Birkenhead as electrician. National Service. Anti-militaristic parents, mother's brother died in first world war. 5 years electrical apprenticeship. Leaving to join Merchant Navy. First ship a troopship. Operated.Kalee 16mm projector. Officer status. Various ships - £10 to Australia. Freemantle, Adelaide. 1976 left sea.. Shipping decline. Worked in the building trade. Interested in Theatre. Unity Theatre. Broken marriage, Edinburgh. Dying days of Unity Theatre after Korean war. Agit Prop Theatre 1976. Alfie Bass, Paul Robeson, Bill Owen. Miriam Karlin, Warren Mitchel, Michael Gambon, Ted Willis, Lionel Bart.etc. Subsistant {?} Theatre in Edinburgh run by local council, then into Trust. "Glass Menagery" Studio Theatre, Young Lyceum, Bill Patterson, Traverse, Edinburgh Festival, "Herman", "Rent", Union. ETU, NUMIST, NATKE, Sir Tom O'Brien, John Wilson, ABS, Charlie Hammell, Alfie Squires, Kevin Keamy.
Side 2 Johnny Wilson, antagonistic to ACTT. Amalgamation. After this, interview was too full for time to take notes.

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