Ryan v The White Star Line Song Synopsis

Ryan v White Star Line is a modern classical piece of music that portrays the story of Thomas Ryan (a 75 year old farmer from Askeaton, Co. Limerick) pursuit of justice for his son Patrick who drowned on the Titanic. It is a piece of Irish social history. It follows[…]

Charles Herbert Lightoller

Charles Herbert Lightoller had an extraordinary life and his story is part of my composition“Ryan v The White Star Line” . Although Thomas Ryan is the central character in the composition, I also reference Charles Herbert Lightoller. His life mirrored many of the world’s most notable historical events from the late[…]

Story of Thomas Ryan

Story of Thomas Ryan The story of Thomas Ryan came by to me by chance. He was a farmer from Toomdeely in Askeaton Co Limerick in Ireland. He successfully sued the White Star Line, the owners of the Titanic, for the death of his son Patrick. This piece is my[…]