The Great RideAustralian Irish Heritage Association

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The Great Ride

Trooper Ned Moriarty from Bunbury wrote to his sister Alice in 1918 giving an account of the 10th Light Horse Regiment leading the 3rd Light horse Brigade into Damascus to accept the formal surrender of the city. Personal family story scripted by noted folk singer and composer Carmel Charlton

Singer and songwriter Carmel Charlton scripted an illustrated stage presentation of music, song and story inspired by the discovery of Trooper Ned Moriarity’s letter to his sister in Bunbury in 1918. Carmels’ husband Eric is the great-grandson of Ned. This story is a very informative and engaging account of the 10th Light Horse Regiment reaching Damascus ahead of the ceremonial entry of Laurence of Arabia. A highlight of the music is the song ‘Horses coming Home’ which is an emotional tribute to the fate of the thousands of horses at wars end. Carmel has toured WA and taken this show to the National Library in Canberra to appreciative and enthusiastic reviews. A clip can be viewed on Youtube. The presentation includes an Irish afternoon tea and an opportunity for Q & A with Carmel

Event date

Event Details

61 Townshend Road, Subiaco, WA

3pm to 4.30pm

Entry fees:
Adults $12, Concession $10, Members $10
Attendance limit:
50 - 100
Onsite facilities:
Other things
you need to know:
Ample Street parking available on a Sunday