Launch of Connolly Book

An exciting new songbook written over a century by James Connolly will be relaunched in Cork next week along with a CD featuring the songs from the book. “Songs of Freedom – the James Conolly Songbook”, edited by Mat Callahan with a preface by writer and poet Theo […]

Simon Cordery’s speech at 2013 Festival

Our thanks to Professor Simon Cordery who has forwarded to us the text of his address to the Spirit of Mother Jones festival 2013. “Mother Jones:  Sinner and Saint” Presentation to the Mother Jones Festival 1 August 2013, Shandon Simon Cordery Department of History Western Illinois University Macomb, […]

2013 Opening video and news of 2014 Festival

Here’s a video of the official opening of the Spirit of Mother Jones Festival 2013 which was performed by the Lord Mayor of Cork, Cllr. Catherine Clancy on Tuesday, 30th July at the Maldron Hotel, Shandon, Cork.   Our thanks to Catherine Courtney for the video.  Music performed […]

Greetings from American women miners

American Women Miners Celebrate New Name—“Daughters of Mother Jones” by Marat Moore (US) Mother Jones had a very busy week on both sides of the Atlantic! Buoyed by your festival in Cork, her spirit sprinted over to aptly-named Jonesborough, Tennessee, to a reunion of 60 women miners and […]

James Connolly song book

A songbook, edited by James Connolly in 1907, is to be republished for the first time in over a century and will be launched separately in a number of locations. The Cork launch will take place on Wednesday, 2nd October 2013 at Cork City Library with a concert […]

Margaret Aspinall and Sue Rogers

Festival opens to acclaim

There was a sizeable turnout on Tuesday night (30 July) for the opening session of the Spirit of Mother Jones Festival 2013.  After the opening of the Mother Jones exhibition at the Maldron  Hotel by Cork’s Lord Mayor Catherine Clancy, the attendance moved to the Firkin Crane theatre […]