In the 60s The Abbey Theatre in Dublin put on a production about the Invincibles, an Irish revolutionary group. In conjunction with that they published a collection of songs about them from the ballad collection of my Dad, Donagh MacDonagh. I have not been able to find a copy of that so I have made a new one. Click the image for the pdf.
Curious if they had done adaptations, turns out they have. In 1968 they did “All the Sweet Buttermilk” which is amazing to me since I wrote an adaption screen play for this when I was in school for one of my film courses. Always thought it would be a great short to produce. Would love to see what RTÉ did with it. One particular production still from “All the Sweet Buttermilk” is here but search for “Happy as Larry” and the still show up from the 1967 production and “God’s Gentry” was in 1974, http://www.rte.ie/archives/
Randomly found a bunch of images from the production of Happy as Larry by the Birmingham Repertory Theatre Company. Check them out here.
Playbill Cover for Happy as Larry at the Coronet Theatre is in their archive! Click here to check it out. It didn’t do well on Broadway, but they they tried to make a comedy into a musical.