Irish Festival 2022

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Festival Events

All Events to be held in the Tyneside Irish Centre NE1 4SG unless otherwise stated.

Gallowgate Singing Circle with Francy Devine – Thurs 29th September

Francy Devine is a noted Dublin singer, trade unionist and organiser of the Howth Singing Circle. He’s the ideal man to launch our Gallowgate club which will meet on the last Thursday of the month. All singers and listeners welcome.
7.30pm – 10.00pm (trad session after). £7.00

Raised on Songs and Stories – Mon 3rd October

Raised on Songs and Stories (ROSS) is a chance for folk to come together for a nice lunch and some live Irish music. St Mary’s Hall, Bridge Street, Sunderland SR1 1TQ. 12.00 – 2.30. Free

Celebrating Diverse Newcastle – Thurs 6th October

Celebrating our City’s diverse cultures. Guests include Muhammad Al-Hussaini, Peter Sagar, The Roma Youth Band, Keith Gregson, Balkan Poets and Chris Ormston. 7.00 pm. Free

Tara Lunch Club Music – Fri 7th October

Irish pensioners’ lunch with entertainment by Dermot Hegarty. 12.30 – 2.30. Free

Andy Irvine – Sat 8th October

Legendary folk singer who found fame with the Bothy Band and carried on. 8.00pm. £16.00

The Real Tradition #1; Mary Bergin, Fiana Ní Chonaill, Mick O’Brien – Fri 14th Oct

Concert featuring Mary Bergin (Tin Whistle), Mick O’ Brien (Piper) and Fiana Ní Chonaill (Harper), virtuoso players of Ireland’s oldest instruments.

The Real Tradition #2; Mary Bergin, Fiana Ní Chonaill, Mick O’Brien – Sat 15th Oct

17 Nineteen, Holy Trinity Church, Church Street, Sunderland SR1 2BB. £20.00 / £15.00

Sally Glennon – Sun 16th Oct

In the Concert Room. 7:30. £5.00

Raised on Songs and Stories – Weds 19th Oct

ROSS in Middlesbrough, Holy Name Hall TS5 6QT. 12-2:30.

Tyneside Irish Brigade Memories  – Thurs 20th Oct

Exhibition at Cleator Moor Civic Hall, Cumbria CA25 5AP.

Pitman Poets with Billy Mitchell – Fri 21st Oct

Poets. The last tour. Delighted to host Bob, Benny, Billy and Jez. See the website. Tickets £22.50

Seán Keane – Sat 22nd Oct

Seán Keane Band in Middlesbrough. One of Ireland’s greatest direct from Galway. St. Francis’s Hall Acklam TS5 4RL 7.30pm. £16.00/10.00

Seán Keane – Sun 23rd Oct

Seán Keane Band returns to the Tyneside Irish Centre. 7.30pm. £16.00 

Lecture: Dr. Clare Mally, 1st Event – Mon 24th Oct

When the Boat Comes In – Irish Social Night – Tues 25th Oct

Events to celebrate the Irish Navy’s Offshore Patrol Vessel LÉ William Butler Yeats’ visit to the Tyne. See website for details.

Irish Studies Half Term School Tues 25th Oct – Thurs 27th 

Music, Sean-nós and Ceili Dancing, Storytelling, Art, History, Poetry and a visit to the LÉ William Butler Yeats. Ages 8-16. Booking essential.

Gallowgate Singing Circle with Jimmy Crowley – Thu 27th Oct

Irish Centre Bar. 8.00 – 11.00pm. Free

One Night in Cork – Fri 28th Oct

With Pat “The Hat” Speight and fellow Corkonian Jimmy Crowley. Irish Centre Bar. 8.00 – 11.00pm. Free

Festival Finale – Sun 30th Oct

Ceili and Ceiliúradh. 7.30 – 11.00pm. £16.00 / £8.00


Tim Edey – Fri 4th Nov

“No end to this man’s musical invention”. 7.30pm. £12.00

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