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
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
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
Launch of the 2019 Spirit Of Mother Jones Festival and Summer School at the Maldron Hotel on Wednesday 26th June 2019 at 1pm by Cllr John Sheehan, Lord Mayor of Cork. Click here to view or download the full brochure Spectacular March of the Mill Children pageant planned for Shandon. The Eighth Spirit … Continue reading Spirit of Mother Jones Festival 2019 – Press Launch
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)
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.
Photos from the second day of the 7th Spirit of Mother Jones Festival and Summer School 2018. Today (Saturday, 4th August) is the final day of the festival. Timetable to be uploaded on this site shortly. Video: Cork's own Jimmy Crowley singing one of his own songs about the Spanish Civil War.
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
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.
Well known Cork folk singers, John Nyhan and Mick Treacy will present the songs of Ewan MacColl at the Maldron Hotel Bar on Friday night 3rd August at 9.30pm. John Nyhan was born in Cork City, he now lives in North Cork. He was heavily influenced by the Folk music revival of the 60s and … Continue reading A Night of Music with the Songs of Ewan MacColl