Two well-know Irish artists, the husband-wife team of Eamon Murray and Rynagh O'Grady, recently stopped over in Bali for a break in the midst of a round-the world performance tour.
Rynagh O'Grady has almost 30 years experience in the entertainment industry on stage, television and film. An actress, playwright, and director, Rynagh O'Grady's film work includes: Widow's Peak, Night Train, When Brendan met Trudy, Far and Away, The Commitments and A Love Divided. Remembered by many for her celebrated portrayal of Mary O'Leary in the popular TV series Father Ted, she has also appeared in The Lilac Bus, The Rector's Wife and Tales out of School. Three decades of stage performance include Philadelphia Here I Come!, Mamie Sighs, The Cavalcaders and St. Joan of the Stockyards.
Rynagh O’Grady's husband, artistic collaborator and partner in Stray Dog Productions - Eamon Murray has been a well-known name on the Irish music scene for more than 25 years.
Stray Dog Productions opened in Delhi, India with its production of Voices in the Wind in January at The Habitat Centre. This was followed by appearances in Rajasthan in India, Thailand, and Cambodia. Following their recent brief tour-break in Bali, Rynagh and Eamon departed for Adelaide for an appearance at the Fringe Festival before taking their show to Melbourne, Sydney and Dungog – all in Australia. Next on the tour are scheduled performances in Auckland, New Zealand and the Cook Islands before wrapping up with a series of appearances stops in the U.S.A., beginning in San Francisco and ending in Miami.
Voices in the Wind
"Voices in the Wind" presents the voices of three contemporary Irish women – all played by Rynagh O'Grady, each reflecting a darker side of Irish history. Controversial and presenting issues only now surfacing in Irish society, the play has proven its ability to presents topics of universal interest to appreciative audiences around the world.
The performance is presented in conjunction with live music and songs played and sung by Eamon Murray.
A Stop in Bali
During their Bali stopover, that included stays in both Kuta and Ubud, balidiscovery.com caught up with Rynagh and Eamon for a relaxing dinner at Kori's Restaurant and Bar On Poppies Lane II in Kuta.
Rynagh described Bali has the highlight to date of their world trip, declaring her desire to bring her play back to Bali for a performance later this year.
In describing her reaction to her Bali visit, Rynagh said: "Bali is a warm, welcoming and gentle place. The Balinese reflect all of these qualities in a very special way. Its peace and beauty call you back."
When we asked her husband and fellow-Dublin resident, Eamon Murray, if safety concerns caused him to reconsider including Bali on the trip, he replied, "I really enjoyed my stay in Bali. The island is very beautiful and its people are spiritual and friendly. I felt safer in Bali than I would in most parts of Europe."
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