Winners of the 2019 Spirit of Mother Jones Song Contest

Huge congratulations to the worthy winners of the 2019 Spirit of Mother Jones Song Contest.
“Mine Workers’ Angel” by John Murphy with backing by Martin Somers (Jean O’Murchu agus Mortin)
The winners may sing their song at the plaque on Saturday evening, along with songs from Rory McCarthy.

Our thanks to all those who entered the contest.


Music at the Maldron 2017

Richard and Jimmy
Jimmy Crowley and Richard T. Cooke

Music at the Maldron

Among the liveliest events at the Spirit of Mother Jones festival are a lunch time series of concerts held at the Maldron Hotel each day (Wednesday to Friday 1 to 2pm) featuring some wonderful Cork singers and musicians. Organised and compered by the irrepressible Richard T Cooke, these “Music at the Maldron” sessions should not be missed. Come along and enjoy……see you there!

 Lunchtime Song & Music Concerts

Richard T. Cooke MC

 Wednesday, August 2nd 

Muddy Lee & Shandon Street Shawlies Choir

 Frances O’ Sullivan 

(Traditional Singer, Cork Rokk Choir)

The Vocalic 

  Clann Chorcai members: 

Aoife Delaney (Young Mother Jones, Singer, Actor)

Joan Goggin (Singer, Poet, Actor)

Eadaoin Delaney (Singer, Musician, Poet, Actor)

Joan Goggin
Singer, Actor and Poet, Joan Goggin dressed as “Mother Jones”. Picture: Andy Jay

 NICHE: Sing Your Heart Out Group members:

Rose Broderick, Nuala Panek, 

David McGrath (Singers)

Thursday, August 3rd

 Mother Jones Ceili Band Concert & Guests

Friday, August 4th

The Jimmy Crowley Concert

Cork born, international renowned recording artist and author 

 performs a selection of songs from his songbook in his own quintessential Cork style. 

  • Admission Free
Cork Shawlies
Richard T. Cooke (centre) with Lord Mayor Des Cahill and the Shandon Street Shawlies at last year’s festival. Photo (c) Martin Duggan.