Greenshine to play at The Spirit of Mother Jones Festival 2016. Maldron Hotel on Friday 29th July, Tickets €5 Greenshine in concert 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 close harmonies are a … Continue reading Greenshine to play at The Spirit of Mother Jones Festival 2016.
Jimmy Crowley at Cork City Library 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 band … Continue reading Jimmy Crowley returns to The Spirit of Mother Jones Festival.
The inimitable Richard Cooke. Picture: Andy Jay 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 Jones, Singer, Actor) Joan … Continue reading Opening Concert of 2016 Festival
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 any speaker I have ever seen behind … Continue reading Songs of the Mining Tradition with John Nyhan, Mick Treacy and friends.
The new CD "Miners' Angel" The Miners' Angel CD, a tribute to Mother Jones has been launched recently. Featuring some 35 songs connected 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, Nimrod Workman and Andy Irvine … Continue reading New CD – The Miners’ Angel
The music programme for the Spirit of Mother Jones Festival 2015 has been released. The above poster features the full list of musical performances during the festival which will be held from Wednesday, 29th July to Saturday, 1st August. The two venues will be the Firkin Crane and the Maldron Hotel, Shandon. A host of … Continue reading Spirit of Mother Jones Festival 2015 – Music
Jimmy Crowley at the Maldron Hotel during the 2014 Spirit of Mother Jones Festival Jimmy Crowley was born in Douglas in Cork and took up singing in the late 1960s. He formed Stokers Lodge called after a landmark in Douglas where local huntsmen met for a day’s sport. The group comprised Jimmy himself, Mick Murphy, Johnny … Continue reading Jimmy Crowley to appear at The Spirit of Mother Jones Festival.
As part of the Cork Indie Festival, On Sunday 19th October, the new documentary by Frameworks Films "Mother Jones and Her Children" will be shown at the Gate Cinema, North Main Street, Cork starting at 12 noon. Congratulations to director Emma Bowell and Eddie Noonan of Frameworks Films on this truely amazing account of the … Continue reading Cork Indie festival to show new Mother Jones film
Today (Wednesday, 30th) is Day 2 of the Spirit of Mother Jones Festival in Cork city. Proceedings begin at 11.00am at the Firkin Crane theatre, Shandon when lecturer Luke Dineen will tell the story of the Cork Harbour Soviet which occurred during the Irish independence struggle in 1921 when militant striking workers flew the … Continue reading Day 2 of Festival – “The Legacy”
Members of the committee of Cork Mother Jones Festival and guests with Lord Mayor of Cork, Cllr. Mary ShieldsCork's Lord Mayor, Cllr. Mary Shields with some members of the Cork Mother Jones Commitee at City Hall this morning (L-R): James Nolan, Cllr. Ted Tynan, the Lord Mayor, Michael Lally.Flowers around the Mother Jones plaque, … Continue reading Mother Jones Festival Begins Today!