The Sweet Olive String Band will play in concert at the Maldron Hotel on Saturday night 5th August from 8pm. Woodbine, a bluegrass band from Athy, Co Kildare is the support act. This concert will bring the 2017 Spirit of Mother Jones Festival and […]
The Cork Mother Jones committee announces that singer Karen Underwood will appear for the first time at the Spirit of Mother Jones Festival on Wednesday night 2nd August at the Maldron Hotel, Shandon, at 9.30 pm. Karen was born in Chicago in the early 60s at a time […]
Music at the Maldron Among the liveliest events at the Spirit of Mother Jones festival are a lunch time series of concerts held at the Maldron Hotel each day (Wednesday to Friday 1 to 2pm) featuring some wonderful Cork singers and musicians. Organised and compered by […]
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 […]