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By Eibhlín Mac Máighistir Gede

'Liffey eco-friendly, Danube Blue' is the awesome account of László Gede, a Hungarian musician who made eire his domestic in 1969. His tale starts in Hungary throughout the First international warfare, enduring poverty and complication, and charts his upward thrust to clarinettist within the country Opera residence Orchestra. among the wars Budapest used to be a thrilling position for László, exciting audiences along with his Goldwin Gede swing band in its celebrated café society. the second one international warfare observed him enjoying in army bands and miraculously kept away from being despatched to front in 1944, whereas additionally keen on resistance paintings. The interval was once additionally marked via his brief marriages. Following his imprisonment by means of the postwar communist experts, he escaped around the border to Austria together with his 3rd spouse in the course of the Hungarian rebellion of 1956.

From Austria he settled in Johannesburg and joined the South African Broadcasting company Orchestra. The apartheid violence throughout the Sixties notwithstanding resulted in one other stream – this time to eire. while his musical occupation was once reduce brief in his overdue fifties, he sought alternative ways to make cash in Dublin – as craftsman, landlord, businessman, taxi driving force and engineer. A born survivor, László might flip each setback to his virtue, whereas doing his most sensible to aid others. Grief on the demise of his spouse Irén from melanoma used to be quickly changed by means of pleasure whilst he married her nurse Eibhlín Mac Máighistir in 1988. Ever-resourceful with an important skill for paintings, his mind whirred eternally until eventually the tip. This e-book is her tribute to a guy who mixed expertise with ingenuity and altruism.

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