Greenshine to play at The Spirit of Mother Jones Festival 2016.

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 returns to The Spirit of Mother Jones Festival.

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.

Opening Concert of 2016 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

Songs of the Mining Tradition with John Nyhan, Mick Treacy and friends.

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.

Jimmy Crowley to appear at The Spirit of Mother Jones Festival.

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.