Fergal Keane speaks on "Human Rights in a Divided World" in the Maldron Hotel at 7.30pm tonight (Sunday) Today, Sunday 31st July is the fourth day of the Spirit of Mother Jones Festival. There is just one event at the festival today - that is the lecture on "Human Rights in a Divided World" by the … Continue reading Day 4 of the Spirit of Mother Jones Festival
Laurence Fenton who spoke about anti-slavery campaigner Frederick Douglass who spent some time in Cork in the 1840sHistorian Luke Dineen who gave a fascinating lecture on Saturday on the Irish Post Office strike of 1922Two troubadours - singer / songwriter / historian Richard T. Cooke (left) who is also a member of the Spirit of … Continue reading Some Photos from the First 3 Days of the 2016 Festival
Mother Jones grave at the Union Miners Cemetery, Mount Olive, Illinois. The Mother Jones Foundation will hold its 30th Annual Mother Jones Dinner on Sunday October 11th, 2015 at Erin's Pavilion, Southwind Park, 4965 South Second Street, Springfield, Illinois. This year it is dedicated to Joe Hill on the 100th Anniversary of his execution. The … Continue reading Mother Jones foundation dinner in Illinois
Fr. McVerry receives the award from Jim Nolan and Ailbhe O'Mahony of the Cork Mother Jones Committee The Cork Mother Jones Committee is delighted to announce that Fr Peter McVerry is the recipient of the 2015 Spirit of Mother Jones Award. Fr Peter McVerry was presented with the award earlier today (Thursday) following his thought-provoking … Continue reading Fr. Peter McVerry receives Spirit of Mother Jones Award 2015
Anne Feeney group 2014 The Cork Mother Jones Committee is delighted that singer songwriter and activist Anne Feeney has been enjoying good health. In her recent newsletter she has recalled the terrific time she had in Ireland in 2014 when she brought her tour to Shandon for the Spirit of Mother Jones Festival for the … Continue reading Anne Feeney update
Joe Hill Joe Hill was executed by the State of Utah on the 19th November 1915. Born Joel Hagglund in Gävle in Sweden on October 7th 1879,he went to America in 1902 and used the name Joe Hillstrom, which he shortened to Joe Hill. Joe had been active for many years in the Industrial Workers … Continue reading Joe Hill – the man who never died!
The Cork Singers Club at the Spirit of Mother Jones Festival in Maldron Hotel 29th July 2014.(Left to Right): Teresa Mac Carthaigh, Sean Mac Carthaigh, Tom Long, Monica Dineen, Bill Daly, Pat O Grady, Helen O Donovan, Cliff Wegbury, Bridie Murphy, John Murphy. Helen O'Donovan was Bean a Tí for the spectacular evening of songs and … Continue reading Some more pics from this year’s festival
Prof. James Green at Shandon during the Spirit of Mother Jones Festival 2014. Photo: Jimmy Thomson. Prof. James Green of the University of Massachusetts, Boston and author of Death in the Haymarket and the West Virginia Mine Wars delivered the Cork Mother Jones Lecture 2014 at the Spirit of Mother Jones Festival in Cork on … Continue reading Cork Mother Jones Lecture 2014 by Professor James Green
Below are the lyrics of Pete Duffy's new song, "Children of Mother Jones" which you can hear on the previous post sung by Muddy Lee Children of Mother Jones We have freedomFreedom in our bonesWe are the childrenOf our Mother JonesWe have freedomAs we fight for libertyWe’ll never be forgottenWhile she strives to set us free We were … Continue reading Children of Mother Jones – song lyrics
Mother Jones impersonator Kaiulani Lee begins a tour of Colorado next week. Kaiulani, who wowed Cork audiences at the inaugural Spirit of Mother Jones festival in 2012 is touring under the auspices of the United Mine Workers' of America with her play "Can't Scare Me, the story of Mother Jones". We wish her all the … Continue reading Mother Jones is back in Colorado!