Mother Jones Visits Shandon, before Christmas 1920.

We imagine if Mother Jones visited Shandon, before Christmas 1920. During this time Ireland’s War of Independence was raging, and much of Patrick’s Street in Cork had been recently burned down by the Auxiliaries. The funeral of Terence McSwiney, Lord Mayor of Cork, who died after a 74 day hunger strike in Brixton prison had … Continue reading Mother Jones Visits Shandon, before Christmas 1920.

Video Review of the First Four Years of the Spirit of Mother Jones Festival

The following video is a brief review of the first four years of the Spirit of Mother Jones Festival which has now become part of Cork's cultural and heritage fabric.  From our initial plan in 2012 to commemorate the 175th anniversary of the birth of Mary Harris / Mother Jones the festival has burgeoned into a … Continue reading Video Review of the First Four Years of the Spirit of Mother Jones Festival

Mother Jones & Her Children DVD now available

Mother Jones And Her Children is a 52 minute long documentary which outlines the extraordinary life and activities of the most famous Cork woman in America. Produced by Emma Bowell and Eddie Noonan of Cork based Frameworks Films (www.frameworksfilms.com) in cooperation with the Cork Mother Jones Committee. Highly recommended.   DVDs (€10 each) are available from … Continue reading Mother Jones & Her Children DVD now available

Anne Scargill & Betty Cook sing “The Women’s Song”

Anne Scargill and Betty Cook, Women Against Pit Closures at the Firkin Crane with Yorkshire Mother Jones banner. A number of people have asked if any video footage was available of Anne Scargill and Betty Cook of Women Against Pit Closures singing their anthem from the Miners Strike era - "The Women's Song".  The song … Continue reading Anne Scargill & Betty Cook sing “The Women’s Song”

Si Kahn, whose songs have inspired many

Si Kahn Si Kahn, singer, songwriter, writer, community organiser, union activist and environmental campaigner will play in a joint festival fundraising concert with Anne Feeney at the Firkin Crane Centre on Thursday 31st July at 8.30. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NNVZQ3M6t84 Tickets for the concert are available through http://www.tickets.ie or from Plugd Records at the Triskel Arts Centre, the … Continue reading Si Kahn, whose songs have inspired many

Children of Mother Jones – a new song by Pete Duffy

Children of Mother Jones. (c) Pete Duffy https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sERe7s01AAs&w=560&h=315 Children of Mother Jones by Pete Duffy A new ballad by Cork musician Pete Duffy, which will be performed publicly for the first time at 1pm on Thursday 31st July 2014 during "Music at the Maldron" session at the Maldron Hotel, Shandon for the Spirit of Mother … Continue reading Children of Mother Jones – a new song by Pete Duffy