Austin Kenny is an Irish filmmaker/archivist who is working on an extended version of “Tape Me Away From Home,” a short documentary he created ten years ago based on audio cassette tapes he discovered at his parents’ house.
“My parents had kept them [casettes] from the time that they had emigrated to Australia in the late 1970s,” Kenny, a native of Dublin, recently told IrishCentral.
“The concept of the cassettes came from the fact that my parents’ families back in rural Ireland had no access to a nearby telephone, so the only way to hear a loved one’s voice was to record them into the stereo speaker and post the tapes back.
“What resulted was a treasure trove of lost memories covering topics from newborn babies to new potatoes, and from GAA commentaries to live sessions and storytelling.”
Austin Kenny’s short documentary “Tape Me Away From Home” can be seen …