The 8th annual Spirit of Mother Jones Festival and Summer School continues today (Saturday, 3rd August) and the main events finish tonight, However there will also be an evening with the talented Stan Notte on Sunday night at Maureen's Bar, John Redmond Street. Spirit of Mother Jones festival and summer school events for Saturday 3rd … Continue reading Day 4 of the Spirit of Mother Jones Festival & Summer School 2019
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
On a steaming hot day on 7th July 1903, a raggle-taggle group of adults and children left a small union hall in Kensington, Philadelphia. Led by an elderly woman in a Victorian style dress, a parade of children and adults set out on the road towards Torresdale Park on the edge of the city and … Continue reading Mother Jones and the March of the Mill Children
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)
Some news in from our friends at the Mother Jones Heritage Project in Illinois with thanks to Prof. Rosemary Feurer. Firstly there's an update on two exciting musical events Tickets go on sale tomorrow, 4th February for what promises to be a highly impressive performance of the 2019 Siamsa na nGael - a Celtic Celebration … Continue reading Mother Jones continues to draw huge interest in the USA
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.
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.
American actress Loretta Williams will appear at the 2018 Spirit of Mother Jones festival and will give a number of performances including at the formal opening in front of the Lord Mayor, Cllr Mick Finn. Loretta Williams, a historical reenactor from Illinois, portrays Mother Jones through fiery and original presentations. She has performed in Mt. … Continue reading Loretta Williams to play Mother Jones at festival
Mike and Pat from the Sweet Olive String Band 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 Summer School … Continue reading Sweet Olive String Band makes sweet music
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 Underwood concert at Spirit of Mother Jones Festival Karen was born in Chicago in the early 60s at … Continue reading Karen Underwood sings the Blues in Cork