In the middle of the last century, a talented blind pianiste, William Shire, took his own life.
The tragedy is the most widely covered in the history of the arts in Ireland.
It is often described as a tragedy of the commons.
But it is actually a tragedy for the many who worked alongside Shire.
The pianist’s widow, Mary Shire O’Neill, was one of them.
She told the Irish Independent last year that the loss was “the biggest loss for me”.
Shire was born in the Irish village of Dungarvan, in 1885.
He was the only child of a tailor and a carpenter, and was given the name William.
The music that made him a legend was a style he would develop throughout his career.
The Shires had a special bond.
They played together on the piano for hours on end.
But the pair were also great friends.
In 1909, when he was 15, William became the first pupil of a talented Irish pianist, William Logue.
Logue taught the younger Shire to play his own music.
William was soon invited to the Royal Academy of Music, where he met fellow pianist Charles Rennie, who was later to become a legendary conductor.
The pair played together for decades and by the end of the 20th century they had become good friends.
William would often play for the Royal Irish Academy and in the early years of his career he even made his own recording of the Royal Philharmonic’s score for the National Ballet.
It was Logue who encouraged William to become an official member of the academy.
He took the job in 1912.
Shire had become a famous pianist and, according to O’Neil, was very proud of the way he had developed the style.
In 1914, he was given a scholarship to study in England.
“He had become one of the most important Irish pianists of the age,” she said.
Shiro was only 23 when he joined the Royal Dublin Academy.
It became his home.
He would become a leading figure in the British school of music.
The Irish Independent is the first Irish newspaper to report on the tragic death of William Shiro.
The newspaper’s story has now been picked up by the Sunday Independent.
Shires family was left devastated and it is thought that he may have been in a mental health crisis, O’Niell said.
“We are going to do everything we can to bring him back.
We want to find out why he did it.”
O’Donnell, who is currently writing a book about Shire called A Man of the World, said that Shire’s musical talent was so extraordinary that he was “one of the very few people in history who is still playing”.
“The other pianoists, they all are so good and so good.
I know of only one pianist who has been as good as William Shires,” she added.
“If there is a way of bringing him back, we would like to do it.”
‘A great talent’ Shire worked at the Royal Derry Academy for several years before he was recruited by the Royal Concert Orchestra (RCO) in 1916.
He became a member of its Royal Ballet, where the Royal Ballets of Wales, the Royal Scottish Ballet and the Royal College of Music all trained him.
In 1917, Shire joined the New York Philharmonia, where, according the RCA, he formed a close relationship with conductor Walter Reichelt.
Shirish left the New World in 1925, having studied music in Germany, but returned to Ireland, working at the Irish Institute of Music.
In 1928, he moved to London and became a regular guest on the British stage, appearing on the Tony Awards and in front of the nation.
In 1935, the year before his death, Shiro took his first solo concert, performing at the Edinburgh Festival Hall.
His performance was considered a triumph and he won the Royal Festival Hall prize.
Shishre died on December 31, 1959, at the age of 73.
His obituary was published in the Evening Telegraph.
RTE’s Michael Duffy, who covered the Shire affair, said: “In the first weeks after Shire died, there were many people at the RTE with a different perspective.
His family, friends and colleagues felt the loss had been too much for them to bear. “
But after the death of his wife and daughter, the public started to accept the story and to give credit to William Shrier, who had worked tirelessly to bring music to people.”
His family, friends and colleagues felt the loss had been too much for them to bear.
“They had worked so hard to make him such a famous person and now he was gone.”
This is a great talent, a great soul who was a great singer, a very fine composer, and he was very popular with the public.
“It is one of those cases that is very difficult to write about but he had the great ability to make music