Tyneside Irish Festival – Irish Flute Workshop

Tyneside Irish Centre 41 Gallowgate, Newcastle upon Tyne

A fun and friendly tune and ornamentation ensemble workshop on traditional Irish Flute and Whistle (wooden and silver flutes and D whistles high and low all welcome)

£10

Tyneside Irish Festival – Jigs to Jacobites

Tyneside Irish Centre 41 Gallowgate, Newcastle upon Tyne

Dr Orfhlaith Ní Bhriain is course director at the Irish World Academy of Music and Dance, University of Limerick. Her book, Jigs to Jacobites: 4000 years of Irish history told through 40 traditional set dances will be brought to life with live dancing and multimedia displays.

Tyneside Irish Festival – Kathleen and Me (Film and talk)

Tyneside Irish Centre 41 Gallowgate, Newcastle upon Tyne

A film by Janet Behan about her grandmother, Kathleen Behan. Not just a portrait of this extraordinary woman, but a vivid, eye-witness account of the birth of the Irish Republic. It’s full of great stories and songs, some of them written by Kathleen's brother, Peadar, writer of the lyrics to The Soldier's Song. Kathleen also talks candidly and movingly about her son, “little poet,” Brendan.

Tyneside Irish Festival – Sherburn Bartley Sanders

Tyneside Irish Centre 41 Gallowgate, Newcastle upon Tyne

In 2016 Chris and Denny joined forces with Emily Sanders (fiddle/viola and vocals) and have since become a well-established trio, for the first time blending vocal harmonies and strings to underpin Chris and Denny’s unique sound, as well as providing a female lead vocal for some songs, and bringing a repertoire of English folk songs to complement the band’s more Celtic and traditional roots.

£10

Tyneside Irish Festival – Lecture ‘The Anglo-Irish Treaty and its consequences’

Tyneside Irish Centre 41 Gallowgate, Newcastle upon Tyne

“Full Canadian powers” or “Ireland's right, full independence and nothing short of it”? The Anglo-Irish Treaty and its consequences.
Dr Martin O'Donoghue is a teaching associate in Modern British and Irish History at The University of Sheffield. Free event.

Free

Tyneside Irish Festival – Mary Coughlan & Band

Gosforth Civic Theatre Regent Farm Road, Gosforth, Newcastle upon Tyne

Described as ‘Ireland’s Billie Holiday’ Mary has overcome childhood trauma, alcoholism & drug addiction to become a musical force like no other.

Tyneside Irish Festival – Máire Ní Chathasaigh & Chris Newman

Tyneside Irish Centre 41 Gallowgate, Newcastle upon Tyne

A celebration of the national emblem of Ireland, the harp.
Máire Ní Chathasaigh & Chris Newman with guest Fiana Ní Chonnail.
The celebrated virtuoso partnership of “the doyenne of Irish harpers” (SCOTLAND ON SUNDAY) and “one of the UK’s most staggering and influential acoustic guitarists” (fROOTS).

£10

Tyneside Irish Festival – Family Day

Tyneside Irish Centre 41 Gallowgate, Newcastle upon Tyne

Fun and games for the younger ones with live music from the Newcastle branch of Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann, storyteller, and Irish dancing displays.

Free