House Don’t Fall On Me
Maidhc Dainín Ó Sé
Translated by Gabriel Fitzmaurice
Mercier Press 2007
Originally written in Irish by Maidhc Dainín Ó Sé, House don’t Fall On Me is a witty, evocative and heartfelt account of a life filled with fun, mischief and adventure but most of all filled with a life-long passion for music.
Maidhc’s story brings to life his youth in the West Kerry Gaeltacht of the 1940s and 1950s, his emigrant life in London and Chicago where he met his wife, and his eventual return home following the race riots in America.
House Don’t Fall On Me is an absorbing memoir that will appeal to anybody with an interest in traditional Irish music, the culture of rural Ireland and the charm of bygone days. Translated by Gabriel Fitzmaurice from the original A Thig Ná Tit Orm, this is a Maidhc Dainín Ó Sé’s life story.