Jimmy Crowley returns to the Spirit of Mother Jones Festival

Jimmy Crowley will again perform at the eighth Spirit of Mother Jones festival at the Maldron Hotel on Friday 2nd August at 1pm. In what has become a huge highlight of the festival Jimmy explained how much this gig means to him. Writing in the Evening Echo on August 11th 2018, Jimmy said of his … Continue reading Jimmy Crowley returns to the Spirit of Mother Jones Festival

Cork’s Lord Mayor praises Spirit of Mother Jones Festival

The Lord Mayor of Cork Cllr. John Sheehan launched the 2019 Spirit of Mother Jones Festival and Summer School at the Maldron Hotel in Shandon on Wednesday 26th June. During the course of the launch, the Lord Mayor praised the organisers of the festival, stating that such a festival was essential in a democracy where … Continue reading Cork’s Lord Mayor praises Spirit of Mother Jones Festival

Luke Dineen: “Connect Trade Union – An Early History, 1919-23”

The Cork Mother Jones Committee is delighted to welcome historian Luke Dineen to the 2019 Spirit of Mother Jones Summer School. Luke will address the topic of “Craftsmen and the Irish Revolution 1920 - 23. The outline of the talk follows. “Connect Trade Union – An Early History, 1919-23” “Organised labour was a vital component … Continue reading Luke Dineen: “Connect Trade Union – An Early History, 1919-23”

Mother Jones Festival remembers Pete Seeger (1919 – 2014)

Mother Jones Festival remembers Pete Seeger (1919 – 2014) To celebrate the 100th anniversary of the birth of Pete Seeger, John Nyhan and Mick Treacy will sing some of the songs associated with this legendary folk singer at the Maldron Hotel on Friday 2nd August at 9.30pm.   Pete Seeger remained committed throughout his long … Continue reading Mother Jones Festival remembers Pete Seeger (1919 – 2014)