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The Trial of Pádraig Pearse

November 10, 2016 7:00 pm. The Trial of Pádraig Pearse starts its Canada, Winnipeg and moves to Montreal and Ottawa. Charges of treason is a courtroom drama commissioned for the 2016 Thomas D'Arcy McGee Summer School, written by Anthony Russell. Prosecutor is Thomas D'Arcy McGee (1825 – 1868), an Irish rebel and Canadian patriot, who will suggest the 1916 Rising was undemocratic and unnecessary; John Mitchell (1815 - 1875), a physical force republican, will defend Pearse.The musical dimension to the theme, based around the motif of Óro Se do Bheatha Bhaile (verses of which Pearse wrote, and which he reputedly whistled on his way to the stonebreakers' yard) will be provided by Gerry O'Connor, fiddle player with the Irish Rovers, and Donal O'Hanlon, guitar and songs.. 310 St. Patrick StreetOttawa, ON K1N 5K5.. Event Details. Location: 310 St. Patrick Street, Ottawa