Quiz Occurs on the first Wednesday of every month at 8pm
September 3, 2014
September 6, 2014
`Arguably the greatest English folk song performers, writers, collectors and editors of them all’ Q Magazine
September 12, 2014
We are so lucky and excited to have such a distiguished artist as Tommy Fleming coming to the Irish Centre this Autumn.
Tommy Fleming has many times been described as the “Voice of Ireland” and is one of Ireland’s top entertainers.
Tommy, who was born in Aclare Co. Sligo, Ireland in 1971 and was the youngest of six children, started singing while still at school. While fronting his own local band, a chance encounter with Phil Coulter at a charity function near his home lead to a big break onto the world stage where Tommy appeared as a guest singer on Phil’s USA tour. This then lead to the singer entering into the music business as a solo artist.
Shortly after securing a record deal everything looked set to flourish when a tragic car accident left the singer with a broken neck leaving his music career on-hold indefinitely. After many months of convalescence, Tommy returned to the stage having had to start over and is now regarded as one of the finest singers worldwide and is currently enjoying a hugely successful career spanning the last 18 years.
Tommy turns each song into his own with his own unique and powerful style touching emotions in you that only music can reach.
A Tommy Fleming concert is a musical experience not to be missed with one song more haunting than the other. He has a universal appeal to all ages and backgrounds with a fan base that is growing stronger worldwide year by year.
September 14, 2014
October 1, 2014
Quiz Occurs on the first Wednesday of every month at 8pm
October 12, 2014
Dance the night away to the Tony Corcoran Ceili band, with free tution from 7.30pm to 8pm.
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!
If you get in early enough you can buy a ticket for just £20 which will enable you to get in to - Donal Lunny, Andy Irvine Mozaik 16th Oct and Beoga 17th Oct, get in fast while tickets last. Offer lasts untill 1st Sept 2014.
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!
If you get in early enough you can buy a ticket for just £20 which will enable you to get in to – Donal Lunny, Andy Irvine Mozaik 16th Oct and Beoga 17th Oct, get in fast while tickets last. Offer lasts untill 1st Sept 2014.
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