September 5, 2020
Physical artist Ronan Brady has toured the world and graced the biggest stages with his one of a kind cyr wheel performances. Today he joins Jarlath to discuss how he went from normality and comfort of being Roscommon county footballer and school teacher to a travelling circus act respected across the globe. Ronan opens up for the first time about his struggle to write his best-selling new book 'Worlds Apart' (4:00
), the lack of true emotion he found while playing GAA at a county level (22:00
) and his discovery of circus performance (29:00).
The episode includes his inspiring story of working with Panti on their hit show Riot (31:00), his personal battle with finding comfort in his own skin after years of conformity (36:00) and his side-splitting story of becoming the Del Boy of his secondary school (1:04:00
). This is one of the most unusual yet uplifting stories ever told on Irishman Abroad.
Visit www.ronanbrady.me for more information and for links to purchase Worlds Apart in either paper or audiobook format.
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Supplementary research provided by John Meagher.
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