https://youtu.be/b9qlq2Kv5oY Helen O'Donovan sings "Black Flowers" by Lynn Miles at the annual toast to Mother Jones at the Mother Jones Plaque, Shandon, Cork on the final day of the sixth Spirit of Mother Jones Festival & Summer School 2017.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IqnMPFXhKPY&t=6s Cork singer Rory McCarthy sings "Valley of Jarama", a song from honouring the International Brigades . A short ceremony was held across the road from 37, Pope's Quay, Cork where Michael O'Riordan was born was born in 1917. The young O'Riordan left from here in 1938 and travelled to Spain to fight on the … Continue reading Rory McCarthy sings “Valley of Jarama” at ceremony to mark centenary of Michael O’Riordan
Karan Casey sings her new song "Mother Jones" at the Spirit of Mother Jones Festival 2017. The new song was in the course of completion when Karan was asked to sing it at the Maldron Hotel during the 2017 festival. Well done Karan. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RN4iRmnbCz8
Today is Day 4 of the Spirit of Mother Jones Festival & Summer School 2017 and promises a full day of events. The main theme of most of today's activity is around the Spanish Civil War (1936-1937) and we will also be honouring Michael O'Riordan who fought on the Republican side in the war and … Continue reading Spirit of Mother Jones Festival 2017 – Day 4
Ken Fleming The Cork Mother Jones Committee is proud to announce that Ken Fleming of the International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) and SIPTU is the recipient of the 2017 Spirit of Mother Jones Award. Ken has been an inspector in the ITF since 2006 and the ITF Co-coordinator for Britain and Ireland since 2012 and … Continue reading 2017 Cork Spirit of Mother Jones Award
Timetable for Day Three of the Spirit of Mother Jones Festival - Thursday, 3rd August 2017. There is an environmental theme to today's events which begin at 11.00am with what promises to be an interesting and topical talk by Councillor Marcia D'Alton on "The Environmental Battle for Cork Harbour". We will have Music at the … Continue reading Spirit of Mother Jones Festival – Day Three (Thursday, 3rd August)
Lord Mayor of Cork, Cllr. Tony Fitzgerald, accepting urn containing earth from the grave of Mother Jones from Jim Goltz, Illinois.Ed Byrne of the ASTI with presentation from the Cork Mother Jones Committee presented by Ann Piggott of the committee.Ann Piggot makes presentation to Ethel Buckley on behalf of the Cork Mother Jones CommitteeAnn Piggott … Continue reading Photos from opening day of the 6th Spirit of Mother Jones Festival & Summer School
Timetable for Tuesday, 1st August 2017 1st August 2017, is Mother Jones Day in Cork and it is also the opening day of the 6th annual Spirit of Mother Jones Festival & Summer School in the Shandon area of the city. Today's events start with the official launch of this year's festival by the Lord … Continue reading Spirit of Mother Jones Festival & Summer School has started