Today, Friday 1st August officially Mother Jones Day in Cork and is also the final day of the Spirit of Mother Jones Festival. After an inspiring day of film, music and debate Day 3 ended last night with a full house at the Firkin Crane for Si Kahn and Anne Feeney in concert which received rapturous applause and plenty of audience participation. The night ended with a fabulous music session at the Maldron Hotel.
Todays programme includes film on Cork socialist Tadhg Barry, discussion in Mother Jones’ links with James Connolly and Jim Larkin, a discussion with singer songwriter Si Kahn on his union and environmental activism , the Mother Jones Garden Party, plaque event. The highlight of the evening will be the premiere of Mother Jones and her Children, a film by Cork’s Framework Film. The number day and the festival wind down at the Maldron Hotel from 9.30pm with a bluegrass music session with Two Time Polka.