Day 3 of the Spirit of Mother Jones Festival & Summer School, Cork

The 8th annual Spirit of Mother Jones Festival and Summer School continues today (Friday, 2nd August) and until tomorrow night.  Below you will find today’s programme. Spirit of Mother Jones Festival and Summer School events on Friday 2nd August.   Friday 2nd August 11:00 a.m.  L     Luke Dineen                             “Craftsmen and the Irish revolution, 1920-23” … Continue reading Day 3 of the Spirit of Mother Jones Festival & Summer School, Cork

Winners of the 2019 Spirit of Mother Jones Song Contest

Huge congratulations to the worthy winners of the 2019 Spirit of Mother Jones Song Contest. “Mine Workers’ Angel” by John Murphy with backing by Martin Somers (Jean O’Murchu agus Mortin) The winners may sing their song at the plaque on Saturday evening, along with songs from Rory McCarthy. Our thanks to all those who entered the contest. … Continue reading Winners of the 2019 Spirit of Mother Jones Song Contest

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)

Announcing “The Song for Mother Jones” competition.

Plans are underway for the eight annual Spirit of Mother Jones festival and summer school in Shandon, Cork which takes place this year from Wednesday July 31st until Saturday 3rd August.   In an exciting new development, the Cork Mother Jones Committee is planning to hold an international song competition to select a new “Song … Continue reading Announcing “The Song for Mother Jones” competition.

Spirit of Mother Jones Festival – Timetable Friday 3rd August

Spirit of Mother Jones Festival and Summer School programme 2018.   Friday 3rd August   11.00.    Dr Emily E. LB. Twarog “The Female Vote: Why gender matters in American politics!” Cathedral Visitor Centre 1.00.     Music at the Maldron. Jimmy Crowley. 2.30.    Professor Louise Ryan               “Votes for All Women? The tricky issue of … Continue reading Spirit of Mother Jones Festival – Timetable Friday 3rd August

2018 Spirit of Mother Jones Festival “Music at the Maldron” Series.

Among the most popular musical events at the Spirit of Mother Jones Festival each year is the “Music at the Maldron” series of concerts and shows.   The lunch time series take place at the Maldron Hotel bar from 1pm to 2pm approximately each day of the festival and feature some of Cork’s finest musical … Continue reading 2018 Spirit of Mother Jones Festival “Music at the Maldron” Series.