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. … Continue reading Winners of the 2019 Spirit of Mother Jones Song Contest

Music and Poetry Events at the 2019 Spirit of Mother Jones Festival

Music at the Maldron takes place at 1pm on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday at the Maldron Hotel. Organised by Richard T Cooke, author, musician and song writer, these Maldron sessions feature Richard along with the Shandon Shawlies, Joan Goggin and family and many others. Wednesday 31st July at 9.30pm at the Maldron. The Cork Singers’ … Continue reading Music and Poetry Events at the 2019 Spirit of Mother Jones Festival

2018 Spirit of Mother Jones Festival “Music at the Maldron” Series.

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.

Opening Concert of 2016 Festival

The inimitable Richard Cooke. Picture: Andy Jay The Spirit of Mother Jones Festival 2016  Opening event.  Lunchtime Song & Music Concert  Maldron Hotel, Shandon. Thursday, July 28th, 1-2pm  Concert with the best of Cork talent  Richard T. Cooke MC Muddy Lee & Shandon Street Shawlies Choir. Clann Chorcai members:  Aoife Delaney (Young Mother Jones, Singer, Actor) Joan … Continue reading Opening Concert of 2016 Festival

American folk / Activist Legends in Concert

Two American folk musicians, union and environmental activists, both legends in their own right, to appear at the Spirit of Mother Jones Festival, Cork on Thursday, 31st July 2014. The concert takes place at the Firkin Crane Theatre, Shandon on the historic northside of Cork city starts at 8.30pm.  Booking is €15 from tickets.ie, the … Continue reading American folk / Activist Legends in Concert

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