First up is Helen O’Donovan singing “Mother”, a tribute to Mother Jones Here is Rory McCarthy singing “Where oh where is James Connolly Our thanks to Frameworks Films for videos.
Today is the 3rd day of the 2016 Spirit of Mother Jones festival in Cork. The first two days have been most interesting and have attracted large crowds including a number of international guests. Today’s events begin at 11.30am with local historian Luke Dineen who will talk about […]
Greenshine to play at The Spirit of Mother Jones Festival 2016. Maldron Hotel on Friday 29th July, Tickets €5 GREENSHINE is a family trio comprising Noel Shine, Mary Greene and their daughter Ellie. Their material straddles the boundaries of contemporary, folk and roots and includes many self-penned songs. Their fast picking and […]
Jimmy Crowley was born in Douglas in Cork. He began writing songs in the early 1970s and he has encouraged, sang and promoted older working class ballads and long lost songs from all over Cork. He ran the folk club at Douglas GAA club for many years. His […]
The Spirit of Mother Jones Festival 2016 Opening event. Lunchtime Song & Music Concert Maldron Hotel, Shandon. Thursday, July 28th, 1-2pm Concert with the best of Cork talent Richard T. Cooke MC Muddy Lee & Shandon Street Shawlies Choir. Clann Chorcai members: Aoife Delaney (Young Mother […]
This event takes place at the Maldron Hotel on Saturday night 30th July at 9pm. All are welcome. To Mother Jones the miners were “My Boys” and her activist life was spent in organising miners of all nationalities across America. She “could arouse more fight in men than […]
The Miners’ Angel CD, a tribute to Mother Jones has been launched recently. Featuring some 35 songs with a connection to Mother Jones and the struggle of miners, some exclusive to the collection, it comes highly recommended. Gretchen Peters, Kathy Moffatt, Si Kahn, Utah Phillips, Billy Bragg, […]