In 1953 William Barrington-Coupe - known as Barrie - spots concert pianist Joyce Hatto and recognizes her talent. They marry with Barrie becoming Joyce's agent. She makes several records,...
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Set in affluent, contemporary, south-side Dublin, the Cahills appear to have the world at their feet. Dad Aidan, is a successful property tycoon, his wife Michelle, a successful estate ... See full summary »
David Michael Scott,
"Song for a Raggy Boy" is based on the true story of a single teacher's courage to stand up against an untouchable prefect's sadistic disciplinary regime and other abuse in a Catholic Reformatory and Industrial School in 1939 Ireland.
In 1953 William Barrington-Coupe - known as Barrie - spots concert pianist Joyce Hatto and recognizes her talent. They marry with Barrie becoming Joyce's agent. She makes several records,which achieve some popularity,though her stage fright restricts the success of her concert tours and Barrie, still a wheeler dealer, serves a short prison term for tax evasion. Joyce's career is curtailed by cancer but,many years later, Barrie discovers that there is some interest in her old recordings,which are selling well online. He thus has the idea for his latest scam. He will pass off recordings made by other pianists as Joyce's work. Initially shocked Joyce goes along with him and is pleased when critics are fooled. However one has his suspicions and the deception is exposed though Joyce dies before the news breaks, Barry maintaining that she knew nothing of the fraud. Written by
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