Quiz Occurs on the first Wednesday of every month at 8pm
October 1, 2014
October 16, 2014
DONAL LUNNY AND ANDY IRVINE’S MOZAIK
We are delighted to welcome not only one but two muscians of outstanding quality to our opening night of this years Tyneside Irish Festival. DONAL LUNNY (The Bothy Band, Planxty, Altan) & ANDY IRVINE(Planxty, Patrick Street) will be bringing a unique global ensemble string band MOZAIK,
a line-up which boasts musicians as versatile and eclectic as the music created between them and whose traditions and styles are distinct, creating a cohesive work of art. One for your diary!
October 17, 2014 – October 22, 2014
THE STAR AND SHADOW CINEMA PRESENTS
66 minutes, Cert 15+
A documentary which tells the story of the underground rap scene in Dublin’s North side and how the hip-hop artists, rappers and songwriters, through their words and music, have found a way of expressing themselves often leaving behind a life of crime. It is elegantly shot in black and white. Star and Shadow Cinema, Friday 17th Oct, 7.30pm £6 Concessions £4.
75 minutes, Cert PG, suitable for 7+
Animated story of magic, fantasy and Celtic mythology set in remote medieval Ireland about 12 year old Brendan, the boy behind the creation of the Book of Kells. The Book of Kells is an illuminated manuscript and is an Irish National treasure. Vikings and St Aidan of Iona also feature. It was nominated for an Oscar.Star and Shadow Cinema, Sunday 19th Oct, 3.30pm £6 Concessions £4.
This documentary by director Lelia Doolin, made over a nine year period, charts thestory of Bernadette Devlin McAliskey’s (born 1947) political journey in Northern Irelandsince her explosive entry into the public arena in the late sixties. She intermixed socialism, Irish republicanism, anti-clericalism and feminism with general political impracticality and radical brashness. Today she co-ordinates a publicly funded cross-community grassroots organisation in her home in County Tyrone. Star and Shadow Cinema, Sunday 19th Oct, 7.30pm £6 Concessions £4.
The film by director Lenny Abrahamson is a stylised, downbeat comedy, following Adam & Paul through a single day around Dublin, which, like every other, is devoted to scrounging and robbing money to buy heroin. It is not a film without hope; it is a tender, unsentimental and very funny testament to the persistence of the human spirit in even the most damaged and marginalised of people. Star and Shadow Cinema, Wednesday 22nd, Oct, 7.30pm £6 Concessions £4.
Its a welcome return to one of Tynesides best loved Irish trad bands the lively and ever exciting Beoga. Who’s sound lies firmly within the Irish tradition, however, they are not afraid to incorporate other genres’ nuances into their music. From bluesy riffs to Astor Piazzola-style jazz, to a raunchy New Orleans jamboree vibe, their music always returns to a wonderfully bouncy Irish sound. The result is traditional, with a huge sense of fun and adventure and it all works – wonderfully well. A great band to have for this years 28th Tyneside Irish Festival!
October 18, 2014 – October 19, 2014
SEAN WILSON & Tony Mac
Sean started his career playing accordion in the family ceili band in his native County Derry. Success came quickly when he started singing and recording. The public loved his easy-going country and Irish medleys so much that his cassettes became the official top sellers on UK market stalls!
Twenty years ago he teamed up with Tony McIlvanna, a stalwart of several leading showbands. Together they have gone from strength to strength and their recordings have led to regular tours of Australia and the USA. It’s great to welcome them back to meet their many fans in the North East.
Playing Blackhill St Mary’s Sat 18th Oct and The Tyneside Irish Centre Sun 19th Oct – Tickets on the door
The brother of Dolores Keane, one of Ireland’s finest singers, Sean Keane has consistently garnered acclaim for his own talents. A former member of Reel Union, which featured his sister, Mairtin O’Connor, and Johnny Faulkner, and Arcady, which featured Johnny “Ringo” McDonagh, Sharon Shannon, Cathal Hayden, and Frances Black, Keane has made his greatest mark as a soloist. His first solo album, All Heart, No Roses, released in 1994, was named Debut Album of the Year by Q Magazine. Three years later, Keane was voted Performer of the Year by readers of Irish Music Magazine. Now a legend and highly acclaimed artist Sean will be playing the Tyneside Irish Centre on 18th Oct.
October 19, 2014
NEWCASTLE IRISH HERITAGE WALK
Starting at the High Level Bridge (next to the castle in Castle Garth) and ending at today’s Irish Centre in Gallowgate, the walk explores landmarks which reflect key moments and people in the story of the Irish community here.
An amazing volume of history is contained in less than one mile of walking. The ticket includes an illustrated guide and if weather permits there may well be a musical accompaniment to some of the commentary, Oh! and a pint of the best at the end.
October 20, 2014
LECTURE ON YEATS AND 1916
Ambassador Dan Mulhall will be visiting the festival and has kindly offered to give a lecture. We are delighted to be able to offer you : ‘We know their dream’: Yeats and 1916 on Monday 20th Oct at 7.30pm. This will be a free ticketed event followed by a light buffet and Irish music.
For free ticket click here
October 21, 2014
THREE 20MINUTE IRISH HISTORY LECTURES
STEPHEN GWYNN’S FIRST WORLD WAR
‘Stephen Gwynn’s first World War’
Colin’s talk will consider the First World War experiences of the Protestant Home Ruler Stephen Gwynn, who fought with the 16th(Irish) Division. His talk will draw on his 2011 book The Lost World of Stephen Gwynn: Irish Constitutional Nationalism and Cultural Politics, 1864–1950 (2011).
THE FIGHTING IRISH
THE IRISH MILITARY FAMILY
October 23, 2014
KEVIN DEMPSEY & ROSIE CARSON
Kevin, guitarist, singer, songwriter and producer is an icon of British Folk music and has played in line-ups with Dave Swarbrick, Chris Leslie, Joe Broughton, Peter Knight, Dando Shaft, Uiscedwr and Mary Black. Rosie enrolled at the Riley School of Irish Music in Cincinnati at age 8 and went on to study fiddle with Seamus Connelly, Liz Carroll, Liz Kane, and Oisin Mac Diarmada. Rosie has won national competitions for fiddle and voice which took her to Ireland for world competitions. She has performed with The Chieftains, Dave Swarbrick, Simon Nicol and Dave Pegg.