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Monica English at a house party in Branch, 1975 / Aidan O'Hara, photographer

Monica English at a house party in Branch, 1975 / Aidan O'Hara, photographer

Monica (Mon) English  (wife of John Joe English) watches a performance at a house party in Branch.

Onlookers at a 'time' in the Roche's house / Aidan O'Hara

Onlookers at a 'time' in the Roche's house / Aidan O'Hara

Onlookers at a "time" in the Roche's house in Branch. Left to right: Keith Roche (son of Dermot Roche), Patrick Nicks, Tony Power (son of Anthony and Mary Power), unidentified woman, Monica English (wife of John Joe English).

Henry Campbell at a house party in Branch, 1975 / Aidan O'Hara

Henry Campbell at a house party in Branch, 1975 / Aidan O'Hara

Henry Campbell enjoying a "time" (or house party) in Branch. 

Gerald Campbell playing the accordion / Aidan O'Hara

Gerald Campbell playing the accordion / Aidan O'Hara

Gerald Campbell playing the accordion in the Roche's house.

John Joe English sings for the Roche brothers / Aidan O'Hara

John Joe English sings for the Roche brothers / Aidan O'Hara

Albert Roche (seated with back to the camera) and Dermot Roche (seated, looking left) listen to John Joe English perform (seated at the table).

Set dance in Branch / Aidan O'Hara

Set dance in Branch / Aidan O'Hara

Two children watch a dance in the Roche household in Branch. Left to right: Paula Manore (née Roche), Mary Jean Lyth (née Roche, daughters of Dermot Roche), unidentified woman, Lucy Nash (née Connors).

Henry Power dancing / Aidan O'Hara

Henry Power dancing / Aidan O'Hara

Henry Power (son of Anthony and Mary Power) dancing "a few scuffs" in the Roche household. The Roche family and friends look on (left to right): Keith Roche, Paula Manore (née Roche), Mary Jean Lyth (née Roche), Dermot Roche, Petchie Nash, Jerry Power (Henry's brother). Three girls sit in the background of the photo (left to right): Karen Sarro (née Roche), Michelle d'Entremont, Audrey Wilson (née Roche).

The O'Hara and Roche families in Branch, October 1975 / Aidan O'Hara

The O'Hara and Roche families in Branch, October 1975 / Aidan O'Hara

A portrait of members of the Roche and O'Hara families in Branch. From left to right: Paula (Roche) Manore ; Hannah ('Hannie') Dunphy (Dermot Roche's step aunt) ; Rover (dog) ; Karen (Roche) Sarro ; Vince Roche ; Raphael Roche ; Brian Ó hEadhra ; Dermot Roche ; Joyce O'Hara ; Rita Roche ; Conor O'Hara. The green Ford Comet at the front of the photo is the car that Aidan O'Hara used for his trips to the Cape Shore.

The road to Branch, Newfoundland, ca. 1975 / Aidan O'Hara

The road to Branch, Newfoundland, ca. 1975 / Aidan O'Hara

The road leading north out of Branch to North Harbour and Colinet. At the time of Aidan O'Hara's visits to Branch, the dirt road ended at the river.

John Joe English sings for an audience of friends, August 1980 / The Radharc Trust Film Archive

John Joe English sings for an audience of friends, August 1980 / The Radharc Trust Film Archive

John Joe English sings for an audience of friends at the Roche house in Branch, Newfoundland, ca. August 1980. This image appears in Radharc's 1981 documentary The Forgotten Irish.

John Hennessy step dances while Gerald Campbell plays the harmonica, August 1980 / The Radharc Trust Film Archive

John Hennessy step dances while Gerald Campbell plays the harmonica, August 1980 / The Radharc Trust Film Archive

John Hennessy step dances to music played by Gerald Campbell on the harmonica. This image appears in Radharc's 1981 documentary The Forgotten Irish.

Dermot Roche watching a dance in his kitchen, August 1980 / The Radharc Trust Film Archive

Dermot Roche watching a dance in his kitchen, August 1980 / The Radharc Trust Film Archive

Dermot Roche watches a dance in his kitchen. This image appears in the opening scene of Radharc's 1981 documentary The Forgotten Irish.